Eric Northman Makes Best Characters of 2010 List

December 17, 2010 by  

Eric Hits the List at Number 4

2010 is rapidly coming to a close and with the end of the year in sight; the time has come to reflect on some of the things that made this year great. So it is that spirit that I bring to you the news that someone else near and dear to our hearts has made a best of 2010 list. Earlier in the week, I wrote about Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin (Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse) making E!’s Best Couples of 2010 list. This time however, one of our own True Blood characters, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), was honored by as one of the Best TV Characters of 2010.

The Secret Life of Eric Northman

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric NorthmanList and Grades cited the Swedish-speaking vampire as an anchor in an otherwise inconsistent season. While that assessment of Season 3is debatable, Eric Northman has been a compelling character to watch this season. When True Blood premiered in 2008, Eric was seen as an antagonist of the sweet southern gentleman Bill Compton.  In late Season 2 all of that changed as we watched Eric search for a vampire named Godric (Allan Hyde) only to discover they were progeny and maker. Season three continued to flesh out the character of Eric Northman by giving the audience flashes of a past I’m sure our blonde vampire would rather have kept hidden.

This season we were also fortunate to have more insight into Eric’s relationship with his own progeny Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten). These quiet moments, which may have been overlooked in all of this season’s action, proved that even vampires who have been alive for more than 1000 years have feelings too and very deep ones at that.

Eric Northman was ranked no. 4 out of ten and was in the company of characters such as Don Draper, John Locke, and Kurt Hummel. Not too shabby there Eric! Then again we always knew you were wonderful and we can’t wait to see what June brings us.

Season 4 is already in production and is set to premiere June 12, 2010

Source:– 10 Best TV Characters of 2010

(Photo: HBO, Inc.)