Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat! – My Top Five Favourite Paranormal TV Shows


Welcome to Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat!

On each blog stop from now through Halloween, a blogger or vlogger will have a handpicked Halloween treat to share with you - it might be a video clip, or a feature about great spooky films, a playlist of great, creepy songs, a recipe for treats, or a gallery of witches.

It might be anything! But it's sure to be something fun, so feel free to drop by each day from October 23-31, to pick up some cute treats to put you in the Halloween mood. All the treats will be added into the linky at the end of this post, so feel free to browse.

My treat for you is:
My Top Five Favourite Paranormal TV Shows


As many of you may already know, or at least suspect, I love reading and watching about all things paranormal, so here is a Halloween-appropriate list of five TV shows I was (or still am) addicted to at some part over the last decade and a half (listed in order of airing):

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    I was in high school, so about the same age as the main characters, when it first aired and this series was one of the first things that made me fall in love with paranormal genre, so it will always have a special place in my heart.
  2. Charmed
    Three witch sisters, ghosts, demons, and angels were something I just couldn't miss.
  3. Angel
    Naturally, I equally loved this Buffy spin-off, though I still haven't seen the last two seasons. But I'm planning to have a re-watch of both series some day and then finally catch up.
  4. Supernatural
    Although I saw some episodes at its beginning, I actually only got fully caught up and addicted to it this spring. There's every monster and other paranormal entity you can imagine (and those you can't), together with an abundance of mythology, so it just doesn't get more supernatural than Supernatural.
  5. The Vampire Diaries
    And so much more than just vampire diaries. I'm pretty sure I've already raved about TVD on this blog and elsewhere quite enough, so I'm just going to shut up. Do I need to say I love it?


Photo credit: CW, edits found here and here.

Have you watched any of the shows or read the mentioned books? If so, what did you think of them?

Also, if there is any other paranormal show/book/ book series you enjoy, please let me know, I'm always looking for recommendations in this area.

Feel welcome to express your thoughts in the comments!

About Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat!: The first blog hop was a Bookie Brunch special event for Halloween, and it was a lot of fun, so we're just continuing the tradition. Bookie Brunch was a weekly book discussion founded by Sasha Soren, the author of Random Magic. Browse archive.

Video Week: 'Random Magic' by Sasha Soren

Also this month - drop by for Video Week: Random Magic, from Oct. 21-30, featuring an entertaining week of cool reviews and creative features from vloggers around the world. They're featuring the book Random Magic by Sasha Soren. Visit the YouTube page for the schedule in infobox.

If I had to choose a Random Magic character for Halloween, I would definitely be Winnie, because she's brave and resourceful and never gives up, no matter how tough the situation is. Also, what better costume than a quirky doodle witch can you imagine?


Credit: Photo found here.

Find Random Magic Print | Kindle

If you stopped by for Halloween, here's what you'd find in your treats bag:


Credit: Photo found here.

Roasted chestnuts may seem boring but this is the delicacy that makes me look forward to autumn every year. Yum!


  1. I love Charmed so much :) Sadly, I haven't had the chance to try out any of those other series! Someday, I suppose... lol.

    1. Charmed is a great series (duh, it made this list:) ). Oh, there's never enough time to watch all the shows we'd like to, is there?

  2. Oh Buffy and Angel are my all time favourites! I am so happy these gems are on DVD so we can watch them all over again and again. I also loved Firefly.

    Happy Halloween and cheers,
    Michelle Kelly
    Another Look Book Reviews

    1. I haven't watched Firefly, but it sounds like something I'd like. I might check it out some time I'm bored. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween to you, too!:)

  3. Supernatural is AWESOME. Good choice :p

  4. I can tell you are a younger generation that me, but I also enjoyed Charmed, the first two seasons of Supernatural and most of Angel. My favorite was the original Dark Shadows series from the 70s.

    1. Hehe, I wasn't born yet for the original Dark Shadows series, but it does sound a cool spooky show. I'll try to check out the movie, though, since the cast is awesome.

  5. All the shows you mentioned are/were favorites of mine too! I also love Haven on SyFy Channel and Bedlam on BBC America. Oh, and I hope Sanctuary comes back to SyFy Channel too. =O)

    1. I haven't had time to check out Haven yet, although I've been meaning to. I think I watched some early episodes of Sanctuary. Oh, there's never enough time to watch all the good stuff one would like, lol. :)

  6. I love BUFFY and Angel. Also I've watched a few Supernatural episodes here and there and a few Haven. But I'm super big on TV lately so I just haven't gotten into any new shows lately. :)

    Great post!

  7. I understand not being able to get into any new shows. There are always too many good things to watch and too little time, anyway! :)


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