3/19/2013

Monday Night Is Horror TV Night

WARNING: SOME SPOILERS THROUGHOUT


With the premiere of Bates Motel last night on TV, Monday nights have now been cemented, in my head, as THE night for horror fans to enjoy television. Before this I had leaned towards Sundays and their double-feature blast of Dexter and The Walking Dead. But, Mondays give us three shows instead of two!! Those being: Being Human, Lost Girl, and the aforementioned, Bates Motel.

Starting at 9PM, we have the US version of Being Human. Now, I have never watched the British series that inspired this show, but I do love the American version. Last season remains a high mark for the series. This season has been quite good, as well, though. It started out a little slow, but the last few episodes have really racked up the intensity.

Basically, the story of a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost living together trying to be, well, human, has befitted from the addition of the lovely Nora (Kristin Hager) as a member of the household and as a part of the main cast. Also, the story of a sickness killing vamps, Sally (Megan Rath) being bought back to life, and Josh (Sam Hunington) losing his wolf (only to regain it!), has been very captivating. I am loving a lot of the drama and fucked up situations occurring in the series, right now.

Also welcomed are the easy on the eyes females. Aside from the aforementioned Hager, being more alive now, has given Rath the chance to look HOT! Man, she is one sexy zombie! Also, yummy is the addition of Deanna Russo as a love interest for our vampire hero Aidan (Sam Witwer). Those eyes can make anyone fall for her!

And, I have to say the last 15 minutes or so last night had me on the edge of my seat! Zombie kids are hungry and must die!! Nice old werewolf gets attacked by vampires!! Holy shit!! Where is this all leading to?


Them at 10PM comes one of the shows, I am most obsessed with: Lost Girl!!!! The story of a sexy bisexual succubus who saves the world from evil supernatural villains and terrors, this show has rapidly become a true favorite of mine. Last season, basically two combined into one, was great and this one is keeping right on course.

Bo's search for self-discovery has been the main theme of this season. And, last night we bared witness to a possible love triangle between Bo, Dyson (Kris Hold-Reid)- a cop werewolf, and Lauren (Zoie Palmer)- the human doctor, returning to the possible forefront (thought to be fair it never really left us). While, I like Dyson, I remain a member of Team Doccubus, the fan name given to the lesbian relationship between Lauren and Bo. I've always been a fan of girl-girl love. You need only to look through the archives here for proof. Seriously, why would I want another boring hetero relationship, when hot lesbians are so much, well hotter?!

But, the series is not only great for it's sexiness. No, a recent episode where Bo visited her adopted mother was very moving. It made me cry. It showed that beyond the babes, sex, lesbians, humor, gore, and monsters, it has a real heart. There is so much to this genre-bending show, that I could go on forever talking about my love for it.

Also, points must be given to it for adding a new character in the form of "dark" fae (the name given by the series to supernatural characters) Tamsin, a hot blonde cop who is also a Valkyrie. It's hard to add a character to a series where one already knows and loves the other characters, and get one to like him or her. But, this series is so good, that it accomplished that excellently! I would like to see her with Dyson, but last week got me think if she will make it a love square (instead of a triangle, get it?) with Bo.

Finally, at 11pm (OK 10:55 last night, to be exact), I had the first visit to Bates Motel. Now, I know it aired at the 10, but I caught the replay. You didn't think I was gonna miss Lost Girl did you? Anyway, taking place in modern times this is a sort of prequel to Psycho. The time frame and what happens makes this out of continuity of the series, though.

When, I first heard of this, I was like, "Uh why do we need a Psycho prequel series?! Didn't we get a prequel in the form of pt. IV? And, that was really, really middle of the road shit." But, having the beautiful Vera (Orphan) Farmiga as Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) mom made me say, "Well, I may watch it for her. Maybe." The eventual previews got me more curious, as did word of moth.

Last night's first episode was dark and well acted. This show has a lot of promise. Psycho pursists, think of this as an alternate universe. Understand, that I'm a huge fan of the first three movies, and that the first and third film are personal favorites of mine. Yet, I enjoyed the first episode, quite a bit.

Farmiga is so beautiful, that I was captivated by her every time she was onscreen. What a MILF! I am in love! I'm, also happy for Mondays,as they no longer are to be dreaded! Let the horror continue on the first day of the week, for here on in! 

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