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New Fandoms to Check Out

These are fandoms I've "discovered" while reading fanfic here on LJ.  I just don't want to forget them, and I want to check them out at some point or another (cause I've enjoyed the fanfic about them so much).  Oh, and suggestions are welcome!

ETA:  Because I have the memory of a goldfish - or maybe Dory in Finding Nemo (look, shiny thing!)...I just remembered two more...d'oh!!

ETA2:  Aaaaand another three.  Seriously - memory pills would be a good investment for me I think. 

April 27/09 - Still more.  I need to stop making a list and actually start checking these out.  Maybe once my monster plot bunny has decided to take a nap... LOL

May 8/09 Just one more this time. 

May 25/09 - Two more that were recommended to me by some writers in those fandoms.  I really, really need to add some links to this list, so others can check out some of the fic that's making me interested in these fandoms.  Maybe that will be my summer project. 

August 28/10 - Added a new one... :): 

August 29/10 - aaaand another one... and a third one from the comments because I never added it a year or so ago... *cough*  (Yes, I'm a procrastinator - why do you ask?).

October 15, 2011 - Haven't updated this in sooo long - haven't been keeping track, either...ooops...  :)

  • Angel
  • Firefly
  • Psych
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Red vs Blue  [May 25/09 - I watched the first episode on YouTube a couple weeks ago, and laughed my ass off.  Since then, I've been too cranky/pressed for time to watch anymore, but will DEFINITELY be continuing with this series.]
  • The World Ends With You  [May 8/09 - I googled this one; it's a video game...with battles and things, I think - based on the description.  Which means I will be forced to read a walkthrough or two because I can't do battles and things.  Simulation; strategy games; adventure games (you know, putting puzzles together that kind of thing) , time management - all good.  Anything that needs to be shot or punched - I'm done.  :(  )
  • Tin Man  (Oct. 15/11 - Watched this about a year ago.  Can't say I was overly impressed with the acting - but definitely loved the re-imagining of it.  :) ).
  • Dark Angel
  • Supernatural
  • Naruto
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Final Fantasy
  • Labyrinth
  • Hellsing
  • Bleach
  • Plunkett and Macleane
  • Detective Conan
  • Fire Emblem 9/10
  • The Slayers
  • Castle
  • Gundam Wing
  • The Moon-Runners
  • Fables
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The Prophecy Series (Movies)
  • Avatar:  The Last Airbender
  • Peacemakers
  • Community  (Oct. 15/11 - Watched it - liked it - am now a semi-regular watcher of it.  I don't necessarily find it laugh-out-loud funny every week, but I do find it absolutely brilliant in ambition and execution.  Season 2's Paradigms of Human Memory was genius - a clip show made up of clips from episodes that, well, don't exist.   I only wish the showrunners and the media hadn't spoiled it because I think it would have been hilarious to watch the fandom's heads explode.  (and yes, I'm cruel and evil, why do you ask??  :D )
  • Primeval
  • The 10th Kingdom
  • Misfits

To be continued......


Mar. 29th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Tin Man is definitely an interesting series. You should check it out if you have the chance.

I don’t know how much you know about the miniseries, but Tin Man is a modernized version of The Wizard of Oz. Basically, the Outer Zone (or “O.Z.”) is a parallel plane to our world where magic is real. “Tin Man” is the nickname for law enforcement.

They do some really clever things with the verse. (The Cowardly Lion is part of a species of empathic telepaths, Toto is a shapshifter and the Scarecrow actually did have his brain removed to protect classified information.)

The main female protagonist (D.G. aka Dorothy) is a little annoying, but I’ve never been a fan of Zoe Deschanel. Alan Cumming made up for it by being wonderfully quirky and Neal McDonough was surprisingly good as Cain (The Tin Man).

I’ve never read any fan fic for the series (I’m not a huge fan fic reader) but I think that the verse has a lot of possibilities.
Mar. 29th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! The more I learn about this fandom, the more anxious I am to actually watch it. I'm thinking of signing up for Canada's version of Netflix with the hope that I can rent most of the items on this list and putting Tin Man at the top.

I've only seen Zoey Deschanel in The Happening, and that movie was so disappointing and full of "WTF - why aren't you people dead?" moments that I have no idea if I like her or not. So, I'm willing to keep an open mind.

Thanks for the info and the recommendation. :) (And for coming to my journal :) ).

Mar. 30th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'd say that it's worth a watch especially if you're a fan of darker and more modern fantasy and/or fairytales. Another good series in that vein was The 10th Kingdom.

I only went to see The Happening because it was filmed in my High School. (That's my great claim to fame.) It was horrid. Let's never speak of this again.
Apr. 2nd, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Another good series in that vein was The 10th Kingdom.

This actually sounds vaguely familiar...or I could be hallucinating again...Thanks for the rec, though - I'll add it to the list the next time I edit it. :)

Let's never speak of this again.

LOL - you've got a deal!!
Mar. 30th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
she was annoying wasn't she ? i really liked Neal McDonough as Cain... maybe because everything he said sounded like it should have been from a film noir
Mar. 31st, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm not sure that D.G. had a setting between whine and deadpan emotionless. I think this is because Deschanel doesn't believe in moving anything but her eyes.

Neal McDonough is even more impressive once you've seen him in another role, like the one he currently has on Desperate Housewives. I happened to catch a scene he was in and spent about a minute saying, "Is that... is that the guy from Tin Man?"



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