I may be writing funny, sexy vampire romances for Kensington Brava (MUST LOVE VAMPIRES, THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS), but I don’t just like to write about the paranormal—with both a serious & humorous bent. I also like to read it & watch it…& I’m betting many of you are the same.
And the paranormal programming that’s on television right now is some of the best I’ve seen in a while.
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…
ONCE UPON A TIME — I always group Grimm & Once Upon a Time together, 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.
BEING HUMAN — To be honest, I don’t really enjoy Being Human very much. I had high hopes for it. 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. It’s too confusing, too convoluted, too soap opera-ish for my tastes.
SUPERNATURAL — 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. And now that I’ve discovered it, I am completely hooked, verging on obsessed. In fact, be sure to drop by WIPs and Chains on Thursday, where I share the amazing tale of how I came to own the entire series on DVD over Christmas. But I am totally in love with Sam & Dean. (A little more with Dean than Sam, actually. ) Just about 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!
Are you watching these, too? So what do you think? Which is your favorite & your least favorite?
Are there any other shows on TV right now with a paranormal twist that I might be missing?