I have a confession. There are days when I'm worn out, exhausted, stressed out by trying to finish homework, when I find myself with a few hours free. Do I head to the computer and start typing away? No. Alas.
I go to Netflix.
Allow me to introduce....
If you haven't heard of this show, A) where have you been? and B) watch it! It follows two brothers, Dean and Sam (the two on the left in that picture) and their buddy Cas (on the right), who isn't quite human, and their quest to... well... kill monsters.
As a writer, what do I appreciate about this show? Well...
A) Fantasy Elements - Demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, Roman gods, and different monsters from around the world try to feed on innocents. And headstrong humans called hunters track them down, figure out how to kill them, and save the day.
B) Characterization - TRUST ME on this. This show has the amazing ability to change the tone and style of relationships as the characters change, instead of just hanging onto the same-ol-characters-that-never-change of so many long-running TV shows. Sometimes the relationships change for the worse, constantly it's heartbreaking, but the writers and actors do such a good job of portraying it realistically.
C) Amazing cast - the kind any writer would dream of to play an adaptation of their book. Throughout the different possessions/secrets/plot twists, these actors adjust their character just enough, never too much.
So there's my guilty pleasure AND my recommendation. Supernatural! But only start to watch it if you're ready to get your heart ripped out. It's totally worth it.