Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Everywhere I see

I think I've mentioned this before, but I SO love this age of TV. There's fantasy and magic all OVER the place. There's so much going on, I can't keep up with them all.

  • Once Upon A Time
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Tomorrow People
  • Grimm
  • Almost Human
  • Being Human
  • Under the Dome
  • Haven
  • Dracula
  • American Horror Story
  • Game of Thrones
  • True Blood

And those are just a few that I watch. There are more that I don't keep up with like The Vampire Diaries or Supernatural, but there's just so much to choose from, I'm just giddy with the choices!!

It makes one wonder: Why the Slew of Speculative Shows?

What's even more interesting, adults watch them--those brought up with Star Wars and Star Trek under our wings. Yet there are those who "just don't get it," who can't identify with why these shows have so much appeal....

I believe that these TV shows are the same as the stories that have always been told. They've been collected by Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob Grimm, by Andrew Lang, told by Hans Christian Andersen, by Jean de La Fontaine, by Charles Perrault, and told in Aesop's Fables. These are fantastic tales that pull us to them and provide a way to tell a story of basic human life. While for others, it's just entertainment, for some of us, it's much, much more. For some of us, the way the morals are presented, help support and strengthen us in our daily decisions.  With a magical touch, we learn to be better people.

So, let it continue, these fairy tales, until the end of time. For some, it's our only hope.

Until Next Time!