When I wrap up a great book, or come to a halt in a beloved series, I’m sometimes hesitant to dive into the next reading experience. It feels like cheating for some reason. That’s where my TV addiction comes in. I love TV. I could go on about it for hours! Netflix has especially fueled my TV obsession with the ability to binge watch my favorite or not so favorite shows. So, here it is folks: Anne’s Netflix suggestions for the bereft Mages fan!
The Vampire Diaries : This is my favorite show on Television. I. Love. This. Show. It has vampires (VAMPIRES!), witches, werewolves, magic, villains, and impending doom around every corner. Fans of Mages will appreciate the relationship between brothers Stefan and Damon. It is not hard to see who is the Zachary and who is the Jacob (P.S. I’m team MAGES Jacob for life!). Watch this show. You will not be sorry.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel : I promise that not every show on this list will feature vampires, but Buffy has been a long time favorite of mine. It’s the original teen vampire TV show and in addition to having everything that I mentioned above that I love about TVD it is also hilarious and has a completely kick ass female lead. Fans of Alexis will enjoy Buffy’s transformation from a snotty airhead to the strongest female warrior around. I’m currently working my way through Angel right now, and while I don’t love it as much as Buffy, it is definitely a must see for fans of the supernatural.
Gossip Girl : You’re probably raising an eyebrow at this suggestion, but please stay with me. Gossip Girl might not feature traditional magic, but with the amount of money the kids in this show wield it might as well! The drama of their ups and downs and bed hopping is absolutely addictive. Mages fans will appreciate the struggle the main characters face when attempting to get out from under the feet of their often corrupt and childish parents. If you are a Jacob fan you will not be able to get enough of Chuck Bass! Oh, to take a ride in that limo!
Salem : This is a new favorite of mine. It’s a period drama set in colonial Salem and of course revolves around the witch hysteria of the time. Mages fans will appreciate the witches and magic for obvious reasons. I enjoyed all of the twists and turns of the plot. I spent a lot of time second guessing the motives of the characters, just like I do while reading Mages. No one is exactly what they seem in this show!
Honorable mentions -
· Revolution : This show only lasted for a couple seasons, but it started out great. The post-apocalyptic setting make is a must see for Mages Fans.
· Merlin : A fun retelling of the King Arthur legend from a young Merlin’s point of view. Lots of magic and a dragon!
· Dawson’s Creek : Joey and Pacey reaffirm my belief in true love every time! Can’t get enough.
See you next week Mages fans when I return to my regularly scheduled Book Review content!