It’s that time of the year every fan is scared of. Those horrific days of feeling you have nothing to live for. Those moments that seem to be an endless torture of staring at the calendar, counting the months, weeks, days, and even the hours left until your favorite show returns. Yes, hiatus is here *inserts dramatic background music*.
As a fangirl myself I know how ugly these things can be. You feel empty, rather lonely. Social media, specially Twitter, isn’t as interesting as it was before. There is a lack of news about the programs and even about the actors, who are either working on different projects, attending private events or simply enjoying a well-deserved vacation. Yeah, it sucks.
Anyway, you might be thinking what to do with your life during this four-month hiatus in order to survive. You start thinking of all those things you say you’re going to do during the break but don’t know exactly where to start. Well, today’s your lucky day! I decided to share some TV show and book suggestions that can be of help to some of you. It’s not the most astonishing thing on Earth but I think it can be of use.
No series compares to our dear and beloved Once Upon A Time, but there are a bunch of TV shows that can help us survive while it comes back (September 25, please come to us NOW!!).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Seasons so far: 3 (renewed for a 4th one)
Ships: many! And get ready to cry and fangirl with them. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Yes, I’m talking to you Skyeward!
Comedy: a hint of it, yeah!
The series shows a group of skilled agents who have to deal with some unusual enemies that go from the merciless people of Hydra to the extremely powerful Inhumans. As the heroes try to save the world, they face constant troubles and unexpected dangers that aren’t easy to defeat. The women here are not only clever but also quite badass. (Skye/Daisy Johnson is totally my favorite!).
I’m personally a Marvel fan, but if you don’t follow the movies nor the comic books you can still understand what’s going on.
Seasons so far: 2 (renewed for a 3rd one)
Ships: definitely! From WestAllen to Snowbarry and many others that will make your heart beat fast! (pun intended)
Comedy: a hint of it, yeah!
Another one of superheroes, but this time from the DC Comics family. Follow Barry Allen in his journey of becoming a famous speedster who has to deal not only with the task of controlling and understanding his powers but also facing the everyday troubles such as work and romantic relationships. With the help of his friends and allies, The Flash protects Starling City as he tries to find a way to fix the painful past that keeps haunting him.
Same as in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, you don’t need to be a follower of the movies nor the comics, the show is understandable.
How I Met Your Mother
Seasons so far: 9 (already ended)
Ships: Yes! (check Marshall and Lilly, they are relationship goals <3)
Comedy: tons and tons of it! You’ll never get enough
Life Lessons: hell yeah!
This hiatus I’m watching this epic show once again because I seriously love it with all my heart! If you haven’t watched it yet, do it! For real, I guarantee you’ll spend a good time laughing and saying “aww” uncountable times.
Its’s the year 2030. Ted Mosby is sitting on a couch in front of his two kids as he tells them he’s going to narrate the anecdote of how he met their mother. However, he doesn’t go straight to that. For them to understand everything, Ted decides to tell the story of his life starting from the year 2005. I’m fan of it not only because the character of Neil Patrick Harris rocks, but also for the fact that it has a lot of amazing guest stars throughout the seasons. (Our amazing JMo appears on season 6 on several episodes as one of Ted’s girlfriends. I have to say, she nails it!)
Dead Of Summer
Season so far: 1 (Premieres Tuesday June 28th on Freeform)
Yeah, I don’t have an opinion about this show yet because it hasn’t aired but I’m looking forward to watching it! It’s a Horowitz & Kitsis production and it has the Snow Queen and Anna of Arendelle! Okay, obviously not those characters but the actresses who had iconic roles on OUAT: Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth de Lail. The show will follow a group of young campers spending their summer in the just reopened Camp Clearwater. There will be romance, fun… and mysterious murders that will change the campers’ lives forever.
Let’s see what Eddy and Adam have prepared!
Definitely a way of escaping reality and let your imagination take you to marvelous places! Without all the schoolwork and pressure of studying for an exam, I find reading a novel quite pleasant. Here are two suggestions:
The Maze Runner series
Author: James Dashner
Maybe you’ve watched the movies, but trust me, the books are better. I just finished reading the third one and OMG! Dashner blew my mind!
A young boy wakes up in a mysterious box that’s heading upwards. He doesn’t know a thing except for his name: Thomas. Who is he exactly? Does he have a family? What is he doing there? Thomas is confused; a bunch of questions pop into his mind as soon as he reaches the surface and meets a group of boys his age. None of them can leave the small terrain they have been sent to unless they manage to solve the enigma of the maze. Thomas will have to take the lead and risk everything to save himself and his new friends, even if that means breaking all the rules.
My favorite book was definitely the first one, but the other two are just as great. “The Kill Order” is a prequel, but I haven’t read it yet so…
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Holy s**t! I just started reading this book and I’m already hooked! (ehehehe). I wanted to watch the show, but when I learned there was a book I told myself I needed to read it first. And here I am, enjoying every single page of the book as I keep praising Gabaldon’s writing and style.
It’s the twentieth century. After the war ends, Claire Randall and her husband go on a second honeymoon to the mythical land of Scotland. However, the trip takes a twist when the former nurse visits a circle of ancient rocks that, let’s say magically, transport her back in time. Claire tries to understand the situation she’s going through at the same time she starts falling for Jamie Fraser, a young and handsome Scottish warrior. There are spies, battles, chases and an unforgettable romance that will make you love the story.
(P.S.: I’m so watching the show after finishing the book!)
Which TV Shows do you suggest watching? Any book recommendations you have? Share them with us in the comments!