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Published January 19th 2013
Would you still believe in the unbelievable?
We all have that favourite show that we all devour.
Whether it be staying up an extra few hours to get a glimpse, or having to wait till it gets uploaded on line to stream it and watch it there. The extremes some people go to for a show may seem a little crazy, but one way or another we all do it, don't we?
Over the past few years there have been various teen crazes with paranormal characters and storylines that have hit the box offices and television screens. Not too long ago these were just a fantasy; make believe tell-tales, that were suspected to have been mythical or legendary, but nothing thought of more than that.
Of course, the story gets passed along and somewhere along the line Twilight got so much attention that writers all over the world began whipping up vampire and werewolf stories left right and centre.
Obviously it was an attraction to everyone, but clearly it hit home with the teens; not only were the storylines paranormal and filled with fantasy ideas, they displayed a forbidden love in most of the stories.
Now looking at that theme of mythical creatures, television has shifted and there are new and creative ideas on what teenagers in the present want to see and hear.
New television shows like "Arrow", "The Beauty and Beast" and "Once Upon A Time" have become the centre of attention.
Arrow is a modern take on Robin Hood – clearly that is evident through the use of the bow and arrow, but it is also based on a comic book character, who is quite similar to the character portrayed in this new TV series hit.
It's great to see something different on TV.
The idea of superheros has been around for a long time, but Arrow shapes the portrayal of that character very well, giving it depth and the persona of a real guy who has everything, yet he can see past that and try and make do with all the wrongs. I must say if you haven't heard of it or seen it, get onto it as soon as you can! Like Smallville, it is a show that everyone can sit around the dinner table and watch.
The Beauty and Beast stars Smallville's very own – Kristen Kreuk who plays a role as a young detective who witnessed her mother's death, yet was saved by a monster. The monster turns out to be something of a soul mate that had to fake his own death due to shape-shifting into an unidentified creature.
It may sound a bit corny and of course the title gives the viewers the idea that it's linked to the traditional fairytale (and wildly famous Disney adaptation), but it actually carries a terrific storyline with different themes and situations that help the characters secure a better identity.
Last but not the very least, Once Upon A Time definitely took the world by a startled surprise. Growing up, everyone would have read at least one fairy tale – it has always been encouraged to make children believe there is magic in this world, which is a beautiful thing.
Whoever came up with the idea to create a TV series so twisted and serene as this show, hit the nail on the head. The show is based on a various accounts of fairy tales and mythical legends that till today cannot be proven true, but this does not let the series break away from its true purpose.
One could only think without watching this show that its target audience would be to children, but that's just judging a book by its cover.
Once Upon A Time stars an amazing cast and the storytelling is so intricate and detailed and very well thoughtout. A TV series that can be enjoyed by the whole family and definitely not something you could get tired of.
These three TV shows display a shift in the changes of what audiences want to watch and what they want to see.
Make believe and magic may be something we all wondered about when we were very little but it's always carried on in memories or brought up in conversation.
Superheros are something people feel the need to believe in for good or bad, but the idea of it has stuck around for generations and perhaps the storylines get old, but the ideas don't. Definitely check out the above shows, see for yourself and feel free to comment on what you think.
Do we really just watch these shows because they have a cinematic approach to their audiences or is it the fact that we just watch something for the sake of having something in front of our eyes?