Friday, October 16, 2015

Spinoff Series

In the fandom world, there's nothing I like more than fangirling over one of my favorite books or TV shows. But there's nothing worse than seeing that series take a hiatus or, *gasp*, end completely.

I'll pause here for dramatic effect. Feel free to join me in sniffling and staring longingly into the distance.

All right.

But there's a brilliant invention that helps to soothe that pain: the spinoff series.

"Doctor Who" in particular is fantastic at this. I've watched all of "Torchwood" and loved it, and now both "The Sarah Jane Adventures" and the upcoming "Class" series (*squees*) are on my to-be-watched list. I'm also over-the-moon excited for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

But if I were supreme ruler of the fandom world, so many more shows and book series would exist. For example . . .

Harry Potter - ANY STORY EVER

 
I will always take more Harry Potter. Whether it's a book about Luna's life with her father hunting down Crumple-Horned Snorkacks or entire series dedicated to James and Lily's years at Hogwarts, I'll read it all. Every single bit of it.

"Supernatural" - "Wayward Daughters"

 
There's been buzz around the Twitter and Tumblr community about the possibility of a spinoff featuring sheriffs Jody Mills and Donna Hanscum. It would be the usual "saving people, hunting things," but involving more of the awesome female characters in the "Supernatural" series that don't get as much screen time. You can find more information about it HERE and sign the petition to get the people in charge of making it happen to consider it HERE. It looks a-maz-ing.

"Sherlock" - "Moriarty"

 
Moriarty is one of the best villains I've seen in a long time. He's not only evil, he's hysterical, too. I'd love to see an entire show dedicated to him carrying out his elaborate plans with Sebastian Moran by his side. It'd be funny as well as action-packed, and maybe the seasons could even be staggered so we could get new episodes in between new "Sherlock" episodes.

Throne of Glass - Chaol's story

Beautiful fanart of Chaol and Dorian
I'm almost done reading Crown of Midnight, and I've got to say I freaking love that I'm getting to see this much of Chaol, even though this whole book is breaking my heart. Wouldn't it be great to see a prequel series with Chaol getting his position as Captain of the Guard and carrying out royal duties while befriending Dorian? I'd snatch it up right away.

"Gilmore Girls" - Luke's childhood, Lorelai's childhood, Jess, Kirk


Basically there are tons of options for spinoff series featuring "Gilmore Girls" characters. We could have entire shows about Luke's childhood in Stars Hollow and the transition from the hardware store to the diner, or Lorelai's childhood and life living with the rich crowd, or Jess and his adventures pre- and post-"Gilmore Girls," or even Kirk! I'm sure there are so many things about Kirk we don't know that could merit a miniseries. Come on Amy Sherman-Palladino, we all want to see them!

"Once Upon a Time" - Regina, Mulan and Aurora


I'm so happy we're getting to see more of Regina this season, and I always love the flashbacks featuring her character, but I want to see more! Her backstory is probably the most intricate one, she'd be the perfect anti-hero for a new show. And how about Mulan and Aurora? I feel like we were just starting to get to know them before that storyline was dropped. (Plus I totally ship them, so that series is just a set-up for major feels.)

How about you? What spinoff series would you like to see? Leave a comment!

5 People Made Me Happy By Commenting! :D:

Carly said...

This post couldn't have come at a greater time. I just finished a huge binge watching marathon. XD
Before I start fangirling about all of the shows you mentioned, have you read Carry On yet? I totally forgot that it was coming out until just a few days ago... I need to get reading before I get attacked by some random spoiler. -_-
I would love to see a story about The Marauders Era at Hogwarts. I am already in love with all of the fanfiction out there...
Ooo... One of the shows I've been binge watching is Supernatural (although I am still on the first season mind you..). The Wayward Daughters idea seems really epic!
My best fandom friend is absolutely in love with Moriarty. I'm not as obsessed, but I have to say that I am interested in seeing that spinoff if it ever happens. (Let's be honest, the fangirls will make it happen.)
I also recently started watching Once Upon A Time and I can't stop. It is utterly addicting. THE FEELSSSSSSSSSS
Hmmm... I've been thinking of reading Throne of Glass and getting into the Gilmore Girls world. I haven't had much time though and can't figure out which one to prioritize...

Alyssa Carlier said...

I also love spinoff series! When they don't make it, I just read fanfiction instead XD The HP and Sherlock ones you suggested are all fabulous -- I'd also like something for His Dark Materials, basically a prequel fic about all the things that are referenced but didn't happen. I'm thinking of starting OUAT, but it looks like a very huge time commitment XD

Boquinha said...

Carly, Gilmore Girls FOR SURE. I can't stress this enough. Some of the best TV writing EVER.

"The Cursed Child" - you must be so excited for that play now that we know it's about Harry's kid!!

Moriarty - love the idea of staggering the seasons, but man that guy is CUH-REEPY.

Chaol and Dorian? Uhh, that Dean and Sam.

Holy crap, did you SUMMON these spin-offs and sequels?!? HUZZAH for the Gilmore Girls reboot!! I AM SO EXCITED AND WE WILL EAT LOTS OF FOOD AND LAUGH AND EAT AND CRY AND EAT AND OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

Ahem.

The Magic Violinist said...

@Carly

Ha ha, how perfect. xD

No, I haven't, but I need to!! Rainbow Rowell is a genius. I need that book in my life so badly. Good luck to you in your spoiler-free reading.

Right?! Such great stuff.

OMG, you're watching Supernatural now?! Yessss, you must keep me updated on your journey. All of the laughter and tears (and there will be many). I'm completely obsessed with that show. I have a Halloween episode playing in the background as I write this because, well, any excuse to watch it again. xD

Of course, us fangirls have all the power. ;)

Oh gosh, the feels . . . that show can take a painful turn without any warning. I'm constantly biting my nails as I watch it.

Both, both is good. But "Gilmore Girls" is fantastic, I highly recommend it. (Plus, more Jared Padalecki!)

@Alyssa LOL, me, too. xD Fan-fiction is great for that, even if it is a giant productivity killer . . . but oh well.

His Dark Materials isn't a fandom I ever got into, but I'm all for prequel series! Which is why I'm anxious to read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.

He he, it won't take you as long as you think. xD

@Boquinha

OMG, I'm so excited. I need to see this right away. Let's book those tickets to London!

Definitely something you wouldn't watch before bed. xD He freaks me out, but I still love him.

Whoa my gosh, I totally didn't even notice that until you said something . . . well someone on Tumblr got confused. Good catch!

DID I?! Because I need to figure out how to do that again so I can summon the rest of these . . . The Gilmore Girls fest can't come soon enough!!

Boquinha said...

You seemingly summoned the Gilmore Girls mini-movies AND "The Cursed Child!"