We’re only one episode into this creeptastic new drama, and despite being somewhat confusing, it’s definitely like nothing you’ve seen before….and absolutely not for the kids. The story centers around the 3 members of the Harmon family, after several indiscretions they relocate from Boston to LA. Instead of buying a sunny beachfront condo, they instead purchase a spooky Victorian mansion, complete with ghosts, murders, and an attic full of bondage gear. The storyline is a little harsh to follow (there are a lot of flashbacks) but hopefully the story will evolve at a good pace and start to reveal some of the secrets of the House.
4. Supernatural (Fridays at 9pm on the CW)
This long running show following the demon fighting Winchester brothers Sam and Dean just began its seventh season. The past few seasons have had the brothers in an enduring story arc to stop the apocalypse. This season however the brothers will go back to their roots, saving lives and hunting things. Dealing with the betrayal of their angel/best friend Castiel turned new God, the brothers will go back to the beginning, where they only had each other.
3. Bedlam (Saturdays at 9pm on BBC)
This new series on the BBC really caught me off guard. After watching the British horror shows Being Human, Demons, and Hex, I learned one thing. The British suck at horror. However, this cleverly written show follows main characters Kate and Jed. Kate works with her father running Bedlam Heights, a loony bin turned deluxe condominium. With her are two quirky roommates as she leads a relatively successful business in promoting the new complex. That is until her recently released from a mental hospital cousin Jed shows up. Jed, the black sheep of the family, was committed after claiming to see ghosts. Seems his stint in lockdown taught him to keep his mouth shut because despite still seeing ghosts and helping them move on, he keeps his gift to himself. Upon realizing that Bedlam Heights is chalk full of pissed off spirits, he ends up staying with Kate. With good dialogue and out of the ordinary hauntings (the ghosts often communicate through electronics such as computers and texts) this show is just different and interesting enough to work.
2. Vampire Diaries (Thursdays at 8pm on the CW)
This series has just entered its exciting third season, but don’t worry, there is still time to catch up. The series revolving around Vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore may seem somewhat ‘tweenish’ but I’d go as far as saying it’s one of the best shows on television. Well written, with almost zero plot holes, it’s a perfectionist’s dream. Including but not limited to Vampries, Werewolves, Hybrids, Witches, Hunters, and Ghosts the people of Mystic Falls have a lot of their plates. I personally love this show because everyone talks to one another. Sure it might not sound like much, but when there is a plan, they work it over. When there is a crisis they work together. No one is expendable, and the stories always come full circle. Throw in a lot of sex and blood, and it’s a girls dream.
1.The Walking Dead (Season 2 premiering October 16 at 9pm on AMC)
Season One took off full force last Halloween. Following a ragged group of survivors after a Zombie apocalypse, the show didn’t hold back on gore or a body count. Led by ex-sheriff Rick Grimes, the group traveled in search of a safe and secure home, and someone who knew what the hell was going on. Among the other survivors are Sheriff Deputy Shane and Rick’s wife and son. Well written (and with plenty of zombie children…creepy) this show goes back to the good old fashion zombie. Ravenous, ugly and without any kind of restraint these zombies will have your head….literally.
Last season ended with the group finally arriving at the CDC for help. There they learned it wasn’t looking good. The only survivor they found had lost contact with any others weeks earlier. His message to them, “We’re alone now.” I hope that Season 2 will pick up right where Season One left off, with the group trying to figure out where to go when no one is coming to save you.
(My vote is a liquor store)