Friday, June 11, 2010

T^2: Spooky!

M: With the plethora of supernatural series (tv shows, books, movies, comics) out there on all sorts of supernatural creatures (vampires, werewolves, ghosts)... what's your favorite and why?

Mira: I put the question up and of course I have trouble answering it! You know what? I pick Harry Potter. I was torn, considering an easy obvious answer such as Buffy (TV) or The Mediator (book series that mimics Buffy's formula perfectly except with ghosts instead of vampires), but you know... I just love, love, love Harry Potter. I can't help it. :)

Jennifer: My favorite series of all time is of course Buffy, but for something more current I'm going to plug Being Human, which is a British series that will be returning for its second season on BBC America this summer. It's about three twenty-somethings that share a house together: Mitchell is a vampire, George is a werewolf, and Annie is a ghost. I know it sounds kind of silly but it's actually really good. It kind of reminds me a little of Buffy in that it has a lot of smart comedy mixed in with the more dramatic and scary and suspenseful elements. Russell Tovey, who I love love love, plays George, and there's also a really great villain, Herrick, who doesn't look like a typical bad guy but is really creepy. Apparently SyFy is making an American version of the series but I'm sort of skeptical considering SyFy's track record (and stupid network name).

3 comments:

Fanny said...

I am going to have to agree with Mira. I love Harry Potter! I never get bored of it no matter how many times I read or watch the books or movies. It's the only one of them all that I genuinely get SUPER excited for despite already knowing how the story will unfold.

burkie said...

i'd say Poor Yorick's Pub. the writing & character development are brilliant, and the the special handling of vampires and werewolves...oh...i'm sorry. you wanted tv, books, movies, or comics. oops. my bad. okay, then. harry potter. i can read the books over & over, and i can watch the movies over & over. i love the little music at the beginning. it gets me every time. pathetic, huh? i'll get a hall of fame mention, though, to bram stoker's Dracula. i enjoyed the book very much. it was probably the most effective use of "book in the form of a series of letters & diary entries" that i've read, and the movie versions are iconic.

i'll through out a more current & little known (book) recommendation to you as well: lisa carey's "In The Country Of The Young." i've read several of this author's books and quite admire her prose.

Mira said...

being human sounds interesting!!!