|Posted on May 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM|
Supernatural is an American Drama Television series. The show was created by Eric Kripke and first debuted September 13, 2005. The story is about 2 brothers Sam and Dean who travel the country trying to hunt down the supernatural, mostly demons.One in particular that killed their mother when they were young boys. They show is suspenseful and exciting. I like that there is a lot of humor in the interactions between the 2 brothers making it an all around good show. It keeps you guessing and wanting to watch more to find out what is happening. Supernatural was originally planned for three seasons after An estimated 5.69 million views for the pilot episode prompted WB to pick up the show. It was then expanded to 5 seasons. The CW renewed the show for a 6th and 7th season.On Jan 12, 2012 the show won 2 awards at the peoples Choice Award for best SCI/FI TV series and best Drama series. The show as of May 3rd 2012 has been renewed for an 8th season. Currently on Netflix you can stream seasons 1-6 in HD. The show has many 4 and 5 star reviews from satisfied viewers.
When I was younger I liked the movie Stargate but I never really got into the shows like Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis. However I was bored one day and decided to check out Stargate Universe on Netflix Streaming. I gotta say I was hooked. The show starts off as a multinational Exploration team gets attacked by another race of Humans from a different part of the Galaxy. They flee through a stargate not knowing where they are going or if it's safe. They end up aboard a abandoned ship called destiny that was built by what they call the Ancients. Stuck there with no way home or supplies they must figure out how to survive and learn the true meaning of Destiny's mission. The show has a more serious 21st century tone. The show premiered in the United States on Oct. 2, 2009 but unfortunately only ran for 2 seasons and ended on a cliff hanger. The plan was to make a movie to finish the show but due to time constraints executive producer and writer Brad Wright announced that it was not going to happen. I like the show because it stays true to a story line and you find yourself able to identify with the cast as they go through good times and bad. Many people who watched this show pray for it to be picked up by another network.
Jericho is more of a action/adventure type drama series that takes place in rural Kansas. Although not classified as Sci-Fi, it does have that fantasy end of the world feel that people who enjoy Sci-Fi usually like. This small town is cut off from the rest of the world when 23 major US cities get hit with nuclear bombs. At first they try to figure out what is happening as there is no longer any communications. Dealing with limited resources and trying to fight off both internal and external threats the town tries to bring order to itself.One of the new residents who showed up just before the bombs exploded seems to know more about whats going on then he's leading people to believe. With the country in ruins many new governments pop up and try to claim power over the country. It's a fight for survival. I liked the series due to the fantasy aspect of the show, as in what would really happen and how would we survive if something like this took place. The show was originally canceled after the first season due to low ratings but a Fan base campaign was able to get the network to bring the show back for a second season of 7 episodes. Jericho was ranked #11 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. This too like Stargate ended on a cliff hanger.
The Event is another Sci-Fi TV show available to watch on Netflix. The show Created by Nick Wauters originally aired on NBC from September 20,2010 to May 13, 2011. The plot for this series is based around a group of extraterrestrials that have been detained for 60 years after their ship crashed in remote Alaska. They appear to be human on the outside however their DNA is slightly different and they age much slower, looking the same as they did when they arrived here. Some of the extraterrestrials escaped after the ship crashed and have immersed themselves into the population. When President Martinez learns of the detainees he plans to bring this knowledge of an extraterrestrial existence to the public and release them, however he is met with a assassination attempt. The attempt on his life is foiled by technology beyond our own. Realizing there are extraterrestrials roaming around free, The intelligence agency makes plans to hunt them down. Sean Walker played by Jason Ritter find himself in the middle of this conspiracy. While on a cruise with his girlfriend Leila she mysteriously disappears. His search for her leads him to discover the assassination attempt. This show has quite the fan base even though it was canceled due to ratings. Many people hope that someone will pick it up for a second season as this too ended on a major cliff hanger. IMBD has a viewer rating of 7 out of 10 for this series.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic drama series based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The show is on the AMC network and Premiered October 31,2010.If you haven't seen this show yet I'm surprised! It had over 9 million viewers for it's season 2 finale making it the most watched basic cable drama telecast in history. Andrew Lincoln is sheriff deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up from a coma after being shot to find the world he knew is gone. Alone and confused in a world taken over by zombies, he sets out to try and find his wife and son. I reason I think this show is so popular is because of how it differs from the zombie movies we all know of from the past. Your not going to find cheesy humor in this show. They made a serious story of survival, compassion and connections as the group of survivors deal with the horrors in this new world both living and dead. Having a sizable budget for the show doesn't hurt either. While the first season dealt mostly with people banding together against the dead, season 2 begins to show the danger of dealing with other survivors as well. While I'm sure everyone has at least heard of this show, if you have not seen it yet your missing out.Currently only the first season is available to stream on Netflix since the second season has not yet been released on DVD.