Tired of crappy reality shows and dancing high school students? Craving some of the warm fuzzy feelings you got every Wednesday night when American Horror Story was on? Then get ready for three new shows and one returning show hoping to fill our winters with a little fright.
First up is the American debut of British series The Fades. The Fades are ghost-like creatures that did not ascend into heaven after dying. After time, some of them have become vengeful towards humans. There are also a select few humans called Angelic’s who can see the fades, and are trying to stop them from destroying the human race. The series follows Paul, a high school student who is learning that he can see the fades, and in turn is thrown into the middle of the battle. I’ve seen the first episode and I found it to be a well made program with some decent effects and a nice dash of humor mixed in. The Fades premiered Saturday night on BBC America, but the pilot episode is replaying throughout the week before new episodes air every Saturday night. Like most British shows it’s short and sweet (only six episodes) so catch it while you can.
Tonight on the Syfy Channel is “Powerful Mondays” starting off at 9pm with the season two debut of Being Human. Being Human follows a werewolf, vampire, and a ghost who all live together and try to help each other try to deal with there impulses and live a normal life. Honestly I am not very familiar with this show, and am only catching a season one marathon today to give it a fair shot, but what I’ve seen so far isn’t too bad (though a bit soap opera-ish at times).
Immediately following Being Human is the American debut of the Canadian series Lost Girl. Lost Girl is about a young girl named Bo who grew up in an adopted human family only to find out after accidentally killing her boyfriend that she is a succubus. After finding this out, she leaves to live life out on her own, only to find out that there is a war going on between the forces of light and dark, and she needs to pick a side. Lost Girl has already aired for two seasons in Canada, and Syfy has the rights to all episodes so this one may be around for a little while. Catch the premiere tonight at 10pm.
Finally, ABC is mere weeks away from premiering The River from Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). The River is about a group of people who venture to the Amazon in search of a missing explorer (sounds a lot like Cannibal Holocaust). The River is set to air for eight episodes starting with the premiere Tuesday February 7th at 9pm.
Along with these new programs we have the return of The Walking Dead on February 12th along with continuing new episodes of Grimm, Fringe, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries to give us a plethora of horror options. On the nonfiction side of the horror genre the Syfy Channel has their Wednesday night doubleheader of new episodes of Ghost Hunters (the paranormal favorite) and Face Off (the make up effects competition). It’s a good time to cuddle up on the couch, dim the lights, and hope to get scared!