Monday, July 19, 2010

Paranormal TV - The Gates

As I have been out of the loop for awhile I was wondering what everybody thinks of the new summer paranormal show "The Gates". So far vampires, werewolves and a succubus have been revealed as members of this special community. It's fun and reminds me somewhat of a supernatural Desperate Housewives and you can also see the influence of True Blood as well. Have you been watching? What's your favourite character? Do you think this one is a keeper or not?


  1. I just finished watching last nights episode. I'm still on the fence about this show, I'll keep watching and see how it plays out I guess. I'm really liking the werewolf guy, I can't think of his name and I just turned it off lol

  2. Crap - what channel is it on in Canada? This is the first I've heard of it. (Normally I'm more in the loop, but I've been buried in revisions for another book.)

  3. I've been watching it and like it.
    The vampire chick is the best character.
    But with each episode I have more questions than answers.
    I don't think this show will make it past the summer,which is a shame it has so much potential.

  4. Hey don't forget the witches!
    I like it. A paranormal community trying to live under the noses of humans without their secrets being revealed. Good stuff so far!



  5. Love this show. I was surprised that they brought in a succubus since it's not really the TV norm. It is to urban fantasy readers--almost anything is to us!

    I really like it. I tape it every Sunday so I can skip the commercials and enjoy it better.

    Love that there are so many supernaturals in this community too. Can't wait to see what everyone else is too!

  6. Hey! Welcome back! So happy to see you in the saddle.

    Oh, the Gates! Another show we will have to wait a year to see on Netflix. But, by then we'll know it's worth it.

  7. I've got all the shows that have aired recorded on my DVR but, I haven't had a chance to watch. Maybe I'll have a Gates marathon this weekend. *crosses fingers*

  8. How have I not heard of this?! It sounds right up my alley.

  9. I only watched one episode. I just couldn't get into it.


  10. I got bored after 2 episodes. It really is pretty "Desperate Vampires And Werewolves." People keep saying something big happened in the last episode, I looked it up and it still didn't sound interesting. Sigh.

  11. Hi Doug,
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I like this show. Claire Radcliff is my favorite character. I think the networks have a short fuse for smart shows with an edge. So no I don't expect this show to last long.

    Take care,

  12. For anyone who is watching the new ABC show The Gates, bet there are many like me who wait and just watch on their computer at! Shorter commercials and really the show loses nothing because it is so far not IMO that riveting yet, it has the potential but not quite there for me.... Got better in the last episode with the drama at the end but bet the network does not keep it more than one season, if that!

    jackie ^_^

  13. Doug,

    I like it - and it comes on after True Blood, so it is a nice follow up. LOL

    That being said - on the weekend of the 4th when True Blood didn't have a new episode, I forgot all about The Gates.

    But each week gets better. I'm hoping it's a keeper.


  14. Rebs it's not as edgy as True blood but I am curious to see where they take it. I like the vampire neighbour.

    Sean, keep working on the book - the show can wait. I think the show is on ABC so you should get it if you have cable.

    elaing8 I want to see how far they will take. How many different types of supernaturals live in the community.

    MsM witches yeah forgot about the potions lady. She's going to be trouble for sure.

    Jessica the mix of supes without focusing too much on just one does give the show a stronger paranormal feel. It was if it was made with our audience in mind.

    Carolyn - Thanks! I actually think I like this one better than the UK show Being Human. If your DVD player plays avi's I'd be happy to mail you a DVD of the episodes :)

    Jen come back and let us know what you think.

    Ladytink it's a bit of a guilty pleasure but I look forward to it each week.

    Barry that's often the problem with first episodes because a lot of time is pent setting up the show. It gets better...

    Jennifer LOL I think I said too that it reminded me of Desperate Housewives. Guess I'm just desperate for some paranormal TV.

    Wheels thanks for the support. Well at least we can enjoy it while it lasts.

    Jackie yes but it is a welcome change from yet another episode of Law and Order

    Michelle my fingers are crossed for that too. Michelle do you find True Blood is getting really weird this season, even more out there than usual?

  15. Hi Doug!

    I've been watching and so far, I've been enjoying it. So not enough paranormal TV, we only have Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The Gates. Thanks the stars for the Syfy channel. (BTW, why syfy, I liked SciFi so much better) The vampire couple just want to fit in (if she can control her blood lust) and werewolf rocks. And the witches are great. LOL I've been watching Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Haven, so much better than the major networks.

    Dottie :)

  16. I hadn't heard of this one! It looks OK. I'll have to get online and see if they're posting episodes.

  17. Dang Dottie we are watching all the same shows. Eureka is my favourite for the fun factor.

    Kmont I think they have posted some, I've seen EP 1 on YouTube.

  18. I am liking this show! (Though I missed it last Sunday. Waa!) I like the variety of characters, and that it's a mix of para and mortal. And there's a new mystery they introduce each ep. So far, so good!

  19. I gave it a couple of episodes. I was 5 minutes into the 3rd ep when I realized that I didn't care about what happened to anybody in the show which made it feel like a waste of time, so I gave up.

  20. I only watched the pilot and it didn't really grab my interest. It was too much "Desperate Housewives" not enough "Supernatural". I do gove them kudos for using a variety of supes.

  21. GIVE, not gove. Gah, typos!

  22. Hi Doug,
    In the latest episode of the Gates. What favor did the chief of police do for Gloria the other female vampire? I missed that part of the show. I will watch it again to see if I can catch the part I need. If not I was hoping you could help.

    Thanks my friend later,

  23. Steve the thing he did for the other vampire was treat her with respect and give her the benefit of the doubt. He didn't out her or assume automatically that she was guilty.


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