That title? A little Harry Potter joke to commemorate the best-est Media class ever, which I had today: our teacher played a Half-Blood Prince on the laptop while he had one-to-one sessions with each student. Oh, and by the way, I’ve got a Distinction. Can anyone say booyah!?
But, surprising as it is, this post will not be about Harry Potter. It will be about this amazing thing right here:
I am serious. This show just kills me — and I mean that it the nicest way possible. What sucks about following TV shows is that there are breaks in between series (I know, shocker). It’s a little known fact that I’m not a patient person… I’m inherently selfish when it comes to my TV shows. I like watching them all in one go. Sometimes, I deliberately wait until a season ends before I watch it. It’s a strange habit, but there you go.
Anyway, the wait for “the proper shows”* to air again is positively harrowing. Merlin, Doctor Who — and don’t you get me started on Sherlock. As a big fan of the three shows, it’s safe to say that I’m part of the fandoms more or less.
My favorite hangout is Tumblr… and the occasional LiveJournal community.
The thing is, I’ve seen so much hate surrounding the Merlin series. Something about the poor narrative arcs and acting… and you know what? Who the hell cares? You can say all the bad things that you want about how badly the writers have treated Lancelot, how cringe-worthy Morgana’s heavily-made-up-face-and-smirk routine going on, and how there’s homoerotic tension between Merlin and Arthur, but at the end of the day you can’t escape the fact that it’s a successful show.
Having dabbled in the fandom, I’ve seen the fans that the show has. The show must be doing something right.
Okay, that’s my rant pretty much over and done with.
- Colin Morgan is flawless
- I’ll be eagerly waiting for the fifth season of Merlin to air, and
- How about the third season for Sherlock?
Over and out.
*This is just a reference to the shows I consider “improper”… like reality TV. And competition shows. It’s just not my thing.