Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is a Fandom Freebie, so I chose to do the top ten fandoms I’m in. There are many more, but here are my top ten fandoms in no particular order.
- Harry Potter
Harry Potter was my first real fandom. I fell completely in love with the world and the characters. The book series cemented my love for books and reading. I will be forever grateful to Jo for writing the book that opened my eyes to the wondrous world of reading.
- Doctor Who
I was very late to hop on the bandwagon for this fandom. I just never knew much about it. Plus my Mum had a bad experience as a kid and one episode scared her so much that she wouldn’t let us watch it. But I had a lot of friends who raved about it, so I started watching the reboot Season 1 in December of 2012, I know this specifically because I started watching it whilst we were in Greece for my Dad’s funeral, and it sort of helped me cope and just in those moments I didn’t feel as sad. I’m very thankful for that. I have loved it ever since (although I haven’t watched all of the 12th Doctor’s episodes, Capaldi has done well, but he wasn’t given the best material so his seasons just don’t gel). The 10th Doctor is my favourite; David’s smile would melt my heart. Though I definitely think, 9 should get more recognition than he does.
Not entirely sure if this is actually a fandom, but if it isn’t, it should be. I have watched and loved Disney films since I was little, growing up like most of us having watching the classic era princess fairy tales (Belle will forever be my favourite, expect a film review for the adaptation soon!). My sister and I have an ‘animation pact’ meaning that we will see any Disney/Pixar film with each other first before seeing it with anyone else, this occurred after Mum deemed us too old for her to go with us to see the films and she doesn’t like them. I love seeing them with my sister, and enjoying those moments with her. Often we are the most excited people to see a Disney film in a room filled with children and their parents and I’m 22, and she’s 17.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast and glorious; I will admit I am mostly a film watcher. I never had comic books growing up; I was too busy reading Harry Potter over and over. However, since the films have come out and blown my mind, I have read a couple comics I own a three volume series that focuses on Black Widow and it is phenomenal. I have even cosplayed as her at conventions in the past. The Netflix shows are also incredibly Jessica Jones is just amazing and Daredevil is insane with the tricks and fight scenes. I also enjoy watching the Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. TV show.
I felt a little unsure about including Supernatural as I am incredibly behind with the TV show. I think I’m only up to like season seven or eight. Nevertheless, I absolutely love the show, the boys, and just everything. Albeit whenever I watched it late at night I would need to turn on all the lights on my way to my room to make sure nothing snuck up on me, I loved it. The storylines were great, the chemistry between Jensen and Jared is incredible, and its crazy going back to season one and seeing how innocent and young they were.
Rooster Teeth’s anime series RWBY is just incredible, I will be forever grateful to my boyfriend for introducing me to the world of Rooster Teeth and RWBY. The characters and the story arcs are so amazing; the fight scenes are breathtaking. I love how each character represents a character from fairytales. I also have cosplayed as Blake Belladonna from RWBY; I’m beginning to contemplate doing a post about my various costumes. Anyway, this show is phenomenal and is one of the first American made anime to have a Japanese dubbed version.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender/ Legend of Korra
While I have included both of the shows, The Last Airbender was my favourite of the two, Aang was just so innocent and sweet, and just wanted to do the best he can to make up for his 100 year disappearance. Whilst the first two seasons of Korra I found quite slow, and Korra’s personality was grating. I could only deal with her in small doses. That being said Korra seasons three and four are incredible and definitely make up for the first two seasons.
The Whedonverse is vast and encompasses many fandoms because Joss Whedon is a very talented man. From Firefly, to Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long blog Mr. Whedon is known for creating fan favourite works that have a cult following. He has even spilled over to the better-known “mainstream” media with The Avengers films, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I first discovered the Whedonverse in high school, when we watched Serenity and Buffy for English, those were the best classes.
- Game of Thrones
This was another I was unsure about including because I haven’t read the book series yet (although I own the box set of all the books) I just find them so intimidating and thick, but I am going to vow to start the first one this year. However, I love the TV show, its incredible, and engaging. Though it does take a bit of getting used to, it definitely took me most of the first season to mentally sort out who was who in the vast sea of characters. But once you’re hooked that its, there is no going back. I actually have third cousins who have been extras in the show, which is quite exciting because apparently one of my distant Irish relatives is married to someone in the costume department so the families are invited when they need a lot of extras, which is phenomenal. It is hard to watch at times as the violence is graphic and so many characters die, in the first five minutes of the first episode of season one there is a decapitation. Nevertheless, I love this show and cannot wait until July for the next season.
- Sherlock Holmes
The BBC Sherlock series is another love of mine. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are perfection as the crime-solving duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. I was hooked from the first episode, loving the style of the show the quick wit and fast pace that the characters move at. It is definitely a blink and you miss something important sort of show. It drives me crazy that each season is only 3 episodes long, granted they run for an hour and a half, but I want more. That and they keep us waiting for two years per season, it’s enough to drive a girl crazy, and they’re just lucky that every season is perfectly melded together. I love how the final episode pulls all the strings and hints together from the previous episodes to solve the overarching problem. It is just incredibly well made and I love it. Unfortunately, I now have to wait a minimum of two years before another three episodes are announced… Though I am worried, that last episode of season four did feel, final… Therefore, we shall see what happens.
There you have it my top 10 fandoms in no specific order. I quite enjoyed this, these lists are quite fun and a nice break from reviews, and so I am definitely going to be participating in this often as I can. I would like to do it weekly, but I am still finding my feet with my new schedule between working and everything, but I will do my best.
Let me know in the comments what fandoms you’re a part of.