Last month, in my TV with a Twist post, we chatted about some of our favorite paranormal shows that are currently on TV—Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural…
But what about some of the shows with paranormal elements that are no longer on…but we wish still were?
What about Highlander: The Series — Adrian Paul as a centuries-old immortal who fought with a sword & never grew old. This show certainly never grew old for me. I loved the music, I loved the storylines, I loved the paranormal elements. Thank goodness the entire series is available on DVD & that SyFy sometimes plays repeats so I can get my occasional Duncan McLeod fix.
What about Forever Knight — Oh, yeah, I used to love this one, too. It’s another I like to see pop up now & again on SyFy. (For the record, “Fever” is the episode I think of most often & would probably call my favorite, though there were so many good ones to choose from.) I know it’s become kind of old hat now, but at the time, it was so brilliant for a vampire to work as a cop on the night shift, solving crimes while keeping his true identity under wraps.
What about Moonlight — Okay, I have to admit, this was never really one of my favorites. Don’t get me wrong—I love Alex O’Loughlin; the man is a brilliant actor, in my less-than-humble opinion. I just didn’t think the show itself was that great or that it was a good enough vehicle for him. (Thank goodness he found his way over to Hawaii Five-0…lack of vampires notwithstanding. )
What about Kindred: The Embrace — Now this is a show I was ga-ga over. Absolutely loved it! As a matter of fact, I still do. It was so creative & complex, & really deserved a better run than it got. (Yet another dumbass move by Fox, thank you very much. ) After its early cancellation, I was so hoping it would get picked up by another network so the story could continue, & I was truly heartbroken when the lead actor (Mark Frankel) was killed before that could happen.
What about Torchwood — I have to admit that I’ve never actually seen the original Torchwood, so I can’t say much about it. But I have seen Torchwood: Miracle Day & am just now watching Torchwood: Children of Earth, & based on those two spin-offs, I can only believe I would really like the series that started it all. My one complaint about the series would probably be that Jack is clearly gay. I don’t care about his sexuality, mind you, except that it makes it a little hard for me to fantasize about him, & he’s so darn cute I really want to!
And for course, there are many more—Dark Shadows, The Gates, Medium…
So what were some of your favorite paranormal shows that aren’t around anymore?