I am currently spoiled for choice when it comes to supernatural shows. The days may be shorter, the nights colder and longer, but we’ve got plenty of good company and entertainment options on our TV screens right now.
I’m loving it! The opening scene which showed The Original vampires arriving on a boat into New Orleans a few hundred years ago told me I was going to adore watching Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah settle down once again on the shores of the Mississippi. While poor Elijah (played by the always lovely Daniel Gillies) ended up with a dagger in his heart almost as soon as he arrived back in the city, thankfully, he’s been out of the coffin the past couple of episodes. I’m looking forward to the showdown between King of the City, Marcel, and the spoiled brat Klaus. Rebekah is her usual bitchy but charming self and keeps things lighthearted.
The Vampire Diaries
I’m getting to the stage where I couldn’t care less if I ever saw another episode of this show. There was a time only a couple of years ago that I’d squeal with excitement every week as a new episode aired. Now, I can barely muster up enough enthusiasm to tune in. Katherine is probably the only reason I’m still watching. She makes me laugh. And Silas did elicit a chuckle from me recently with his knock knock joke. 🙂
Silas: “Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?” “The Mayor.” “The Mayor who?” “No one…I killed the Mayor.” Okay, you probably had to be there, but it was funny.
The Walking Dead
As long as cross-bow champion Daryl Dixon remains in this show, I will be a loyal viewer. The prison setting is becoming a little claustrophobic at this stage, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will be overrun by a zombie horde or burnt to the ground, so our band of survivors can move on to their next adventure. The song that was in the last episode gave me chills. Check out “Oats in the Water” by Ben Howard.
I came to this show quite late, but really got into it last year. Last season ended with our heroine Audrey inside the barn. At the new season’s beginning, the troubles in Haven were worsening and the townsfolk could only wonder if Audrey was still alive. Turns out, unsurprisingly, that Audrey was very much alive, though she now had the personality of Lexie, a bartender who knew nothing of Haven. Why it took four episodes for the writers of Haven to get Lexie out of the bar and back into our favourite town in Maine, I don’t know. For a TV show where each season only has 13 episodes, that seemed stupid to me. Once Lexie/Audrey was back in the coastal town of Haven, the action, mercifully, picked up. The Nova Scotia landscape always stuns me. It’s beautiful. Hope to visit some day.
American Horror Story: Coven
At first this series seemed lighter in tone than the disturbing nature of the previous two seasons. The first season remains my favourite, probably because I adore haunted house stories. Then we got to an episode in Coven where a mother is having sex with her teenage son and a teenage girl decides to lose her virginity to a half man/half beast. Lovely. I shouldn’t have been surprised really. The makers of American Horror Story like to shock.
Vampires and Jonathan Rhys Meyers? I was all in when I first heard about this months and months ago. Then the first episode aired here on Halloween night and I was left feeling somewhat blah for lack of a better word. Is that it? I had to convince myself to watch the following episode. Was it better? Yes, but still not very exciting. The costumes are gorgeous, the Victorian setting of England is quite well done, but there’s no fire or heart. I’m hanging in there though, if only for Johnny. Did you know that Jonathan is from the same city in Ireland where I live, Cork? There’s a bit of useless trivia for ya.
What shows are you watching this fall?