Honestly, I have not been on the 5 Fandom Friday bandwagon this month for a couple of reasons. First, transitioning from Blogger to WordPress has taken all of my time. Second, moving from Storenvy to Tictail is exhausting too! However, with a prompt like “TV shows you’re late to, but loving” how could I not jump back in?
Fedora and I do not have TV service. Personally, I have not had cable for almost a decade. At first, it was because I was too poor to afford optional services like that. Then it was because I did not have time to watch anything.
So, my introduction to TV over the past decade has been me checking out the season 1 DVD from the library. Yes, years after a show has aired. These TV shows were based on the recommendations of friends and relatives.
Without further ado, here are my top
five eight shows that I was introduced to very late, but now adore. Some of these I am still working my way through!
TV shows I’m late to but loving:
Fedora and I just started season 1 after season 2 finished. Because Fedora also loves it, it takes us years to watch anything together. This is due to adverse work schedules which means are are not done with season 3 yet.
I just started season 1 in November. As of today, I have the season 3 DVD at home, but haven’t cracked it open yet. I’ll be honest, it’s intimidating that this show has 11 seasons and is still going.
Side note: This is one of McKenzie’s favorite shows!
I started this series just before season 3 aired, and it was the first time I binge-watched a show in the truest sense of the word. But let’s not talk about the final season, OK?
Aside from the numerous Firefly references, which will make me love anything because Firefly owns my soul, the best part about this show is you can binge-watch seasons at a time and then go through a two year dry spell without it and still enjoy the next episode. I’m 6 episodes into season seven right now.
I resisted watching this show for 2 years, despite my oldest bro pushing it. But when my mom raved about it, I caved. If you haven’t seen it, and you like the kind of TV that expects you to put two and two together, you need to watch this. Tatiana Maslany wins all the things.
I started this show (after the second season started) after a book blogger I adore was raving about it, and was hooooooooked. It’s not great TV, but it’s compelling and I love that it’s an example of YA lit making a successful transfer from book to screen. Of course, the problem with relying on DVDs from the library of currently-airing TV shows is it will take about 8 months for me to get season 2 into my hot little hands. I need some more #Bellarke.
I started watching this years after the show had ended. Thankfully, my oldest bro- the TV geek in the family- didn’t tell me that, because I couldn’t get enough of this smart, sassy, scifi odyssey. I am not a Stargate fan, in general, but this show had me from the first ten minutes until the last.
Believe it or not, I didn’t start with the Ninth Doctor until three years into the Tenth Doctor’s run. I resisted my oldest bro’s recommendation, until he hooked me by showing me The Shakespeare Code and The Girl in the Fireplace. I am a sucker for Shakespeare and period heroines. Well, I haven’t watched past Capaldi’s first season yet, but this show has also been a gateway drug to Torchwood and other shows.
What about you? What TV shows were you late to, but love?
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.