[Fantastic Five Friday] Five TV Shows I Love, but Didn’t Expect to Originally

inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

Five Shows I Love, but Didn’t Expect To Originally

Yes, I once fell into the category of Bones fans who thought Castle stole their idea. I have since seen many, many differences between the two series (and a few silimarities), and came to really love Castle. Primarily because of Nathan Fillion, who manages to impress me more and more with every episode. BROWNCOATS UNITE!!!

Doctor Who
I fought so much against liking this series. It took me almost 6 months to get through the first season (I know, I just didn’t really care for Nine originally). But once I watched the first episode with Ten I let out a big sigh thinking “Well, crap. I’m doomed.” Of course, I’ve since been completely addicted.

I had heard small things about Eureka here and there while watching Sanctuary on SyFy, but it never struck me as a series I would want to watch. I’m not much a sciencey person (with the exception of Mythbusters), so it never appealed to me. That is, until I met Fargo while watching an episode of Warehouse 13. I love me some geeky/nerdy characters, and Fargo was one I needed to know more of. Little did I know I’d become super emotionally involved in the everyday lives of these characters.

After my last Eureka marathon, I was itching for a new SyFy show. Something that was different. My friend Allison suggested I watch Haven. Figuring I was sure to find something else if I didn’t like it I gave it a shot. After all, the first season is only 10 episodes. I met the characters Nathan and Duke, and haven’t looked back since.

Veronica Mars
This may come as a surprise. I had heard rumblings of this show on various networks for about a year before ever watching it. Really, the credit for me starting this series goes to CW, they put Veronica Mars on right after Gilmore Girls (best line up EVER). One day, when my laziness was too much to overcome, I watched an episode. It was obvious that this was a show I was going to like a lot, with it’s high quality characters and girl power attitude, how could it not be?


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