The Shows We Talk About - On Occasion
These are the shows that we check in on occasionally but don't talk in depth or as frequently as our regular shows. Many air in Canada after their home-country runs, or they may not be technically paranormal, or perhaps only one of us is watching them during their run. Descriptions of the shows and our reasoning is below!
Awake began in winter 2012 and stars Jason Isaacs as a man who after a car accident splits his waking time between being in 2 possible states/realities/consciousnesses; one where his son survives and one where his wife survives. The show may or may not be paranormal and as the main character is a detective it does have a crime tone and format, with the emotional pull and weight of loss as a theme as well. See podcasts and posts where we've discussed Awake here.
UK show set in an asylum-turned-living spaces with lots of paranormal oddities and happenings in it. Interesting premise, although very short series with 6 episodes in it’s first season (British read: series). See podcasts and posts where we've discussed Bedlam here.
Canadian co-production that’s a darker (& sexier!) take on the Arthurian tales, it aired in Canada after original broadcast. This one is right up our alley although we don’t chat about too many purely historical-set shows. Suzie really enjoyed it and highly recommended it to Shannon, who did not have much luck getting to actually watch it! Hopefully we’ll fix that soon. See podcasts and posts where we've discussed Camelot here.
Non-fiction world travelling investigative show taking on myths and the unexplained. It airs way after the fact in Canada but Suzie will mention it on occasion although Shannon's a bit skeptical of it. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Destination Truth here.
It's more scifi than paranormal, but we check in on Doctor Who occasionally. We both loved the first season with Matt Smith, but dropped off in the second one. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Doctor Who here.
Game of Thrones
Epic historical fantasy series based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, we actually didn't know that there *was* a paranormal angle on this one until after the fact, although sadly neither of us had channel it was on when it debuted in 2011. We may catch up with in on future episodes and have briefly chatted about it on a few episodes of Hexed. See any posts or podcasts where we’ve discussed Game of Thrones here
We chatted about this one just a few times, it’s a non-fiction show that follows paranormal investigators looking for physical items that hold a paranormal past and supernatural powers. Shannon didn’t quite take to this one so we only talked about it on occasion. See podcasts where we've discussed Haunted Collector here.
Canadian paranormal drama centred on a telepathic paramedic who likes to help people (oh my.. why don't we chat about it more?). Odd/erratic scheduling and very procedural structure made Shannon bow out on this one. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed The Listener here.
UK show following the Arthurian tales from the perspective of a young Merlin in a time when magic is outlawed. A very fun-spirited show that we chat about on occasion; it broadcasts here after it’s on in the UK. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Merlin here.
Once Upon a Time
Suzie chimes in on this one which started in October 2011 and is set in a town where fairy tales could possibly be true, but Shannon hasn’t had time to catch it yet. A more family-friendly fairy tale show over many of the others we watch. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Merlin here.
British science fiction series that's got a post apocalyptic/new world feel to it, we were drawn in early in on season one but then it fell off our schedules. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Outcasts here.
Non-fiction re-creation show that’s somewhere between Unsolved Mysteries and Biography, this one has a very creepy vibe to it. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Paranormal Witness here.
Although this one doesn’t technically appear paranormal (at least not yet!), the fact that we are long-time Buffy fans put it on the radar to check it out for the Sarah Michelle Gellar factor. We do like it so we chat about it on occasion. Ringer follows Sarah Michelle Gellar in the double-lead role of playing a set of twins, one which takes over the others life after crime and tragedy. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Ringer here.
This drama follows a family sent back in time to fix the world from a prehistoric period. Suzie chimes in on this one occasionally but Shannon hasn’t seen it yet. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Terra Nova here.
This southern-set vampires-in-plain-sight HBO show is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlene Harris. It debuted in 2008 and took people by storm and pushed the boundaries (and ratings!) with it's racy and bloody content all along side love, romance and lust for power. We chatted all through Season 3 which you can find here, but neither of us had HBO Canada when season 4 started. We may do a special if/when we catch up on Season 4.
The Walking Dead
AMC's hit zombie series that debuted Halloween 2010 with skyrocket ratings. We check in on this one occasionally but not every week as we’ve both had strong feelings in both directions on this on, although Suzie has decided she likes the show and Shannon is swaying back in that direction as well. See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed The Walking Dead here.