There are a lot of shows lately that are tangling with the supernatural, paranormal and in general, the strange. So many in fact, I’m worried I’m missing out. These are the shows that are totally my thing, and I need your opinions. Here’s my breakdown of the shows I can think of, and the ones I watch. Please add to the list if I’m missing a show, or if I’ve missed the most important part about a specific show.
Game of Thrones: This show is awesome. I LOVE high fantasy, and this series is such a great observation of character. These are some of the best developed characters I’ve ever seen on television, in my opinion, but that makes sense since that’s what seems to make the books so popular. I haven’t read the series yet. My husband won’t let me because he watches the show and thinks I’ll give things away if I know beforehand (probably true). If you haven’t watched yet, one word: Dragons!
True Blood: I’m still trying to pick up my jaw from the season finale of True Blood. I don’t like spoilers, so I’m not going to give out any here, but I loved the episode. Obviously, it was very True Blood. Lol. If you watch, you probably know what that means. I felt like the season was kind of blah, but the finale definitely made it up to me as a viewer.
Once Upon a Time: I only watched the first part of the season. I loved where it was going, but a few of the storylines made me question if the show really settled on a definitive direction. I probably need to watch the rest of my recorded episodes. Thoughts? Advice?
Grimm: I only watched a few episodes of the first season. They were . . . okay. I hear it gets better. I’m not convinced enough to actually watch more.
Vampire Diaries: I watched the first episode. Am I missing out?
Terra Nova: I can’t talk about it. SO disappointed it’s canceled. I love dinosaurs. But not as much as dragons. Sorry, Terra Nova.
I want to watch Revolution in the Fall, but those kind of shows are only lasting a season or two. I hate to become invested again just to have it canceled!
Doctor Who: LOVE it. My only problem is that I get emotionally invested in The Doctor. I know it’s the whole point of the show to change actors, and I think it’s brilliant in theory that they created a television show that has a reason for changing actors already embedded into the storyline, but I always miss the old doctors. Then when I finally get onboard again, he changes again. With that said, go watch Vincent and the Doctor, Season 5, Episode 10. It’s a beautiful episode about Vincent van Gogh. *wipes tear*
Teen Wolf: Saw one episode . . . I don’t know how I feel about it.
The Walking Dead: Zombies . . . *shudders* I confess . . . my least favorite supernatural concept because this could actually happen to us, people! Zombies are regular people and something happens to them (depending on the world building) and then they decay. Gross. I’m sorry. I just . . . can’t.
Torchwood: I was too late for this bandwagon. I love the show though. I watch the reruns.
Merlin: I’ve actually seen a few episodes just from channel surfing. I couldn’t seem to stop watching once I landed there. I like the show, but for some reason I can’t seem to watch it regularly.
Supernatural: Never seen it. When it first came on, I couldn’t get over viewing that guy as Dean from Gilmore Girls. But I feel not watching this is like committing a cardinal sin against the paranormal institution. Should I start from the first season? Am I not really a real paranormal writer until I see this?
Okay, what else am I missing? Which shows should I be watching? Which are your favorites? If you give me good reasons, I’ll watch your suggestions and report back. (No zombies. *shudders*)
Kinley Baker (@kinleybaker)