I’m such a geek when it comes to books and TV shows. So what’s my favorite? I’ll start with a list of my favorite TV shows. (Not in any sort of order. Subject to change. 😀 )
There’s a good reason why Doctor Who has been around for fifty years. Where else can you find a show where the characters are in 17th century London one episode and 51st century space station in another? The best part of Doctor Who is that it is not a typical sci-fi show full of laser guns and violence (though you do get plenty of those too!), but The Doctor is set on using his unique wit and charm to get out of situations.
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
Get this fellow bibliophiles, there is one entire episode that is dedicated to a library. That is a planet. That has every book, ever written, in the entire universe! There are some totally awesome villains! Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, evil snowmen; each one will give you a chill up your spine. For me it’s the completely creepy Weeping Angels.
So the classics or the new Doctor Who? I suggest both. If you are new to Who, I say start with the new Who and work your way back to the classics.
Yes. Archery is a hobby of mine, and The Green Arrow is a favorite comic hero. When Arrow came on I was super excited, and there was a good reason to be! The best part of the show is that it doesn’t slow down. You won’t be seeing any filler episodes. Though out the show there are snippets of Oliver Queen’s (The Arrow) past of how he became who he is. It’s the same for the other characters. My other favorite part? References! Slade, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, H.I.V.E, Tockman, League of Shadows, Roy Harper (Flash, soon to have his own spin-off!), Deadshot, and I know there’s more I’m forgetting.
Felicity Smoak, Oliver’s own personal tech girl, is a reason to watch all on her own. She’s a complete computer nerd and totally freaks out when put in dangerous situations, but still puts herself in those situations if she thinks she can help Oliver. Felicity is one of the best female characters I’ve seen ever.
The only down side I’ve seen is that at the end of the last season it started to go the way of Smallville and had too much drama for my taste. Hopefully it was just a “had to do” couple of episodes and won’t continue into the next season.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a stack of books for the past few years, you’ve had to have heard of the amount of feels this series creates among fans. Sherlock is a rude, drug addicted sociopath that also happens to be a grade-A genius. But that’s okay, because he has John Watson, the all-around nice guy to balance out his rough edges.
The episodes are paralleled to their namesake books, the writers/directors taking the chance to add modern twists. In the original books Watson is injured in a war in India while in the BBC show he is injured in Afghanistan. Likewise, in the books Sherlock is addicted to opium while in the show he’s addicted to heroin.
Star Trek- The Original Series
If you haven’t caught on yet, I have a love for campy sci-fi. What is more campy than the original Star Trek? Better than that is my favorite episode, Trouble with Tribbles, where cute little balls of fluff take over the Enterprise and Scotty gets in a fight with a Klingon just after telling Chekov not to fight the Klingons.
Japanese, Korean, or Taiwanese; it doesn’t matter which! When I’m looking for drama or a good romantic comedy, I always turn to an asian drama. The romance is usually very sweet with plenty of buildup to an actual kiss, much less anything else. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of angst to supply all the feels you can handle.
Do you have experience with any of these shows, or do you have favorite shows of your own? I’d love to hear!