Fandoms I Love That I Never Thought I Would

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Fandom is a great thing, and sometimes it can sneak up on you. There are always those fandoms you never thought you’d fall for that you find yourself obsessed with, and there are some you were sure you’d hate that you end up adoring. This week’s fandom five is all about those fandoms that surprised you with how much you love them. Here are my top five:

Comic Books

Okay, so there isn’t really a “comic book” fandom, but I didn’t ever think I would like comic books. It wasn’t until I took a literary criticism class in college where I read Persepolis and took a comic book genre study for my senior seminar that got me hooked on comic books. I never thought I’d be a person who reads comics, but I LOVE comics and graphic novels.

Comic Con

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Okay, so this is another one that isn’t technically a fandom. Still, with my introvert ways and my anxiety in big crowds, I never thought I’d be one to love comic con. While I’ve never been to San Diego Comic Con because of where I live, I’ve been to several other conventions and I love it so much. Who knew comic con season would become one of my favorite times of the year!

The Flash

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Back when the show started, I wasn’t sure how I felt about The Flash on The CW. In fact, I was ready to stop watching the show. I’m not sure what got me back into the show, but I’m so glad I did. I love The Flash so much, and it’s such a great addition to DCTV.

Harry Potter

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When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to read the Harry Potter books or watch the Harry Potter movies. Because of that, I figured I just wouldn’t ever jump in to the story. However, I met a girl who told me that, despite being an adult, that I HAD to read the books, and I’m so glad she did. I fell in love with the story, and even though I didn’t get to grow up with it, the Potter-verse has such a special place in my heart.

Being Human US

Being Human

Being a part of the Being Human US fandom wasn’t just something I didn’t expect. I was vehemently against liking this show. I loved Being Human UK so much, and I just felt like the US version simply couldn’t be as good. I was SUPER wrong. I love this show so much. Hopelessly in love with it, despite my best efforts.

Your turn! What are those fandoms you were surprised to find yourself in? Let me know in the comments, and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts. Follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today–and be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–-and be sure to check out the brains behind the Fandom 5 linkup, the awesome Kristen and Megan

12 Replies to “Fandoms I Love That I Never Thought I Would”

  1. I feel like I really need to give this Flash show a try. I tried Arrow but just COULD NOT get into it. For me it would probably include Supernatural & The Originals. Especially the last one.

    1. The Flash is a bit cheesy, and it’s definitely a very lighthearted superhero, but I’ve really come to enjoy the characters. It’s also nice to not have a self-hating superhero like Oliver Queen (who I also love, but sometimes the dude needs to lighten up). I need to watch The Originals. It looks super fun.

  2. I’ve yet to watch The Flash, just because of lack of time. It’s one the hubs and I want to watch together and we struggle to find time to dedicate to shows…we are basically perpetually behind on shows, and that’s Netflix seasons which are already behind haha! And I definitely want to give Being Human a shot! I haven’t seen UK version so I think I’ll just dive right in to the US one.

    1. The Flash is fun. It’s lighthearted, sometimes it can be cheesy, but it’s a fun watch. Highly recommended. As for Being Human, the US version is wonderful for sure, but I definitely recommend the UK version as well. Both shows start in a similar fashion but ultimately end up taking different narrative arcs, but I love em both. Plus, you can’t skip a show with Aidan Turner. 😉

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