It's another 5 Fandom Friday post and this prompt is fun to brainstorm. Honestly, I'm pretty open to new shows, movies, and books. But there are a few things I was unsure about or hesitated a bit to before giving them a try.
1. YA books
I'm clearly a huge Young Adult book fan. But I was pretty hesitant to start reading them initially. I found myself really into the 'Chick Lit' genre after college and devoured some really easy, light-hearted books. Then a friend kept recommending John Green books and I finally took the plunge and haven't looked back. It's easily my favourite book genre. I didn't realize that I could read some seriously interesting books that involved supernatural and fantasy aspects, mental illness, or growing up pains.
2. South Park
My brothers were always into South Park and I would watch the odd episode. I enjoyed them but I never saw myself sitting down with South Park boxsets and watching all the episodes. Well, it eventually happened and I'm happy it did. I'm a big fan of the show. I find it hilarious and I love the real world topics they cover
I was scared of cats growing up. My Nan had a cat that attacked me often and I had two cousins who found it hilarious to somehow get their cat to swat me. Then I moved out of my parents' and the idea of getting my own pet, one I could have in an apartment easily, excited me. In came Seymore. I had a few moments of, 'what the hell did I get myself into?'. Now, 8 years later, and I'm a full-fledged cat lady.
I knew of the show and it peaked my interest a bit. But it was so far into the seasons that I just didn't have the time or energy to give to another TV show. Then I moved away and I had more free time on my hands. I gave Supernatural a shot and I'm still completely addicted and in love with the fandom.
5. Doctor Who
This was another TV show that I couldn't get away from. A friend watched the first season (of the newer seasons) and didn't have rave reviews for it so I just forgot about the show. I didn't think I'd be into a cheesy, sci-fi show. A couple of years went by and comic conventions had me dreaming of a TARDIS, which I knew nothing about but it was everywhere! I ended up changing my mind and decided to give the show a chance. I was hooked pretty quickly and I'm still binging the seasons.
What fandoms are you into that you didn't think you'd like?