Day 64: Paranormal State, season 1 (2007)


Oh, how I love Netflix. I love the concept, the system, and the site. And lately, I have been seriously crushing on their recommendation system. Yeah, I know, it’s a bit silly of me to even consider their suggestions as my queue is already bursting at the seams, but I like it. Netflix asked if I enjoyed Being Human (I sure did!). Why not try Jekyll? It is then added to my queue. Do I like reality programming? Who doesn’t?! Then why not try Top Chef season one? Why not, indeed. Do I have an odd fondness for supernatural shows? Uh, yes. Have I considered Paranormal State? Well, I hadn’t, but I will. How could a system like that let me down? I mean, it is probably based on well thought-out algorithms, a literary analysis of genre, and the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Solid. So, based on this, over the past few days I have been watching a few episodes of Paranormal State.

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Day 55 : Being Human, series 1 (2008)


You would that think by now I would know how to spot a vampire when I see one. The same goes for werewolves–and don’t get me started on ghosts. I’ve read all of the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse series; and watched the shows that were born from these two franchises. Hell, I even watched Fright Night, which, oddly enough, kind of combined the whole vampire and wolf thing. I have seen enough Ghost Hunters episodes to earn me respect on several internet forums (should I choose to comment). So you think I would be prepared for a show like Being Human. Yeah, one would think that, but I guess I wasn’t.

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Day 52: Paranormal Activity (2007)


I love a good ghost story. You know those things that go bump in the night (well, those that aren’t your three-legged cat slinking towards her food dish)? Or those sounds you just can’t explain? Maybe you don’t want to peer into the mirror after dark for fear of what you may see looking back at you (No, I am not talking about your own reflection sans make-up)? I love all of those stories—predictable as they may be (what? The call was coming from inside the house?!). Usually, I like my ghost stories in the form of “true tales”–either told by someone I know about their experiences or reading about supposedly haunted places. I don’t know if it this geeky combination of history meets horror that peaks my interest, but I have a hard time passing up tales of the supernatural (and I could tell a tale or two myself…).

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