So I have been thinking and while I love the random post I often do, I think It is time to start ordering my blog a bit. So one of the things I'm going to start doing is picking a topic and finding three things in that topic that inspire me. Today's topic is, TELEVISION.
First up we have THE WALKING DEAD.
Now I have to start this by saying I'm not really a zombie nut. I have never read a zombie novel and while I love movies like Shawn of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead, most zombie movies come off as just okay to me. So why do I feel inspired by this particular show? The characters. They are so real and it is amazing to see the physical and emotional journeys they go on from season to season. I don't want to have any spoilers here for people catching up, but the strain of what some of these people have had to do would break most people. They are the consummate survivors. I love watching the best and worst of human nature play out in the most miserable conditions ever. It is gory, and there are adult themes, but if you can handle these things, I would suggest watching this show.
Next is CASTLE.
Okay so first off the show alone is great, it is funny, smart and has an author for the main character. Short premise: Richard Castle is a New York Times best selling crime author. One day someone uses his books as a theme to create a murder and he is brought in to help consult, loves solving the murder so much he stays. High jinks and a unrequited romance ensue. Now this is a crime drama/comedy so one of the ways it inspires me is I am actually working on a novel that has those elements and is set in a fantasy world. This one was hard for me because a similar show I like is Elementary. The reason CASTLE won? Two words, Nathan Fillion. I mean come on Firefly, I love this guy. I even enjoyed his small moment in Saving Private Ryan(he's in it, go watch.) I heard he is going to be in the new Percy Jackson movie so YAY for that.
Last we have GAME OF THRONES.
This show is so captivating, I remember reading the books and falling in love. So when I heard they were going to do a show I was excited and apprehensive. It turns out they know what they are doing over there at HBO. This show has everything from love and hate to sex and violence. In depth characters are hanging from the rafters and the story line keeps you, at times, on the edge of your seat. This is not a happy story and for sure not one where being a hero means you can save the day...or even live through the day. You will get attached and dread every minute wondering if your favorite character might be next. It shows a lot about building suspense and keeping track of multiple characters in a cohesive and enjoyable way. Plus, it has dragons. Go Watch Now!!!
Anyway these are three things that inspire me, what inspires you? As always have fun and keep writing.