Last week, I posted on the Brava Authors blog about some of the great new paranormal programming that’s on television right now, & I thought it might be fun to have the same chat here. Especially since I am nothing if not a dedicated boob-tuber.
So here are some of the shows with a paranormal twist that I’ve been watching lately. They’re some of the best to come along in a good, long while, if do say so myself. :whip
GRIMM — I love this show! I love that it’s a cop drama, but also has oodles of otherworldly creatures & lore mixed in. And one of the things I enjoy most is how each time somebody turns out to be a “monster,” the monster’s character traits totally suit the human side of the person. You know what I mean… A snake creature turns out to be a slimy slip-and-fall lawyer… An ogre turns out be be a big bully (i.e. ogre) in real life… A wolf turns out to be protective & pack-like… Can you imagine what it would be like to categorize the people you meet like that? Bear. Pig. Wolf. Bee. Love it!
ONCE UPON A TIME — I always group Grimm & Once Upon a Time together because they both started airing at the same time, but they really aren’t anything alike. One is straight paranormal, while the other draws its paranormal elements from the fairy tales & folk lore we’re already familiar with. And I love the fairy tale aspect of Once Upon a Time. The Evil Queen…Snow White & Prince Charming…Rumplestiltskin… But I also love how it takes place in two different time periods, jumping back & forth to show us how current circumstances began in or mirror the past. I also love the heroism & determination of Henry, the little boy who figures it all out & is fighting to put things right, even against the woman who raised him. (Go, Henry! Die, Evil Queen, die!)
BEING HUMAN — I’m watching this one, but to be honest, I don’t really like it very much. I had such high hopes, too. A vampire, a werewolf, & a ghost…? Oh, it had so much potential. But even though I continue to watch each new episode just to kind of keep up with what’s going on, I really don’t care about the characters or storylines. It’s too confusing, too convoluted, too soap opera-ish for my tastes. And it probably doesn’t help that the acting isn’t all that great.
SUPERNATURAL — As you know, I was a late-comer to this one. Literally, I just started watching it the last time TNT started running the episodes in repeats from the very beginning a few months ago. I also literally kick myself at least once a day for not catching this one from the first moment it aired. :runrun And as you also know, now that I’ve discovered it, I am completely hooked, verging on obsessed. I am totally in love with Sam & Dean. (A little more with Dean than Sam, but that’s really none of your business. :angry ) Pretty much everything about this show is freaking amazing—including the music!—& even though I’m only up to Season 6 so far in my viewing, I hope it never gets old & never disappoints, because I want to be delighted, entertained, spellbound, enthralled, horrified…&, yes, obsessed by it forever!
Such great inspiration for a romance writer who adores her heroes a little bit dangerous. Well, some of them, anyway.
So what do you think… Are you watching these, too? Which is your favorites & your least favorites?
And are there any other shows on TV right now with a paranormal twist that I might be missing? :Huh I need to know! My DVR still has, like, ten whole hours left to fill. :dropmouth
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