Everyone's favorite erotic vampire dramedy True Blood returns to HBO this Sunday. Like the titular blood-substitute, True Blood is an acquired taste: Either you love the pulpy, convoluted melodrama, or you'd rather be staked. Even the most die-hard fans can have trouble keeping up with the twists and turns of a series that seems to introduce a new supernatural species every time Alcide (Joe Manganiello) takes his shirt off. Whether you've have missed a couple seasons and want to drop back in or this will be your first time as a vicarious fang banger, we're here to help.

We've recapped the first five seasons of the show, from back in the day when Bill was charming and half the characters were still alive through the most recent season's thinly veiled criticism of religious fundamentalism. How did we do it? With GIFs, duh. We all know what you're wondering, and yes, it took us hours just to get through all of the GIFs that were NSFW. If you have a favorite sex scene from the show, we can guarantee there are at least a dozen graphic GIFs available for your viewing pleasure.  At this point, it is difficult to find a GIF of True Blod characters with their clothes on. Even Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) couldn't resist showing us his ass last season.

As your maker, we command you to refresh your memory of the only soap opera on television with more violence than Rambo. Here is Everything You Need to Know to Watch Season 6 of True Blood.

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Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)