December 8th, 2016
|08:30 am - Silly Meme, Post #55|
I have ten minutes before workout, so let's play a silly meme...
Hyperspecific Genres You Love.
In other words, what sub-sub-genre tropes do you automatically read or watch? They're the ones that you auto-buy when you read a synopsis or find yourself watching when you click past them online or on TV, the ones that are ridiculously tailored to things you like.
Some of mine are as follows:
Historical English cozy mystery (from Georgian times up to the 50s) with a husband-wife or romantic-couple pair of amateur sleuths, with witty banter and at least one trip to the country. Theatricals, thinly veiled real people in manner of Nancy Mitford, or mysteries about authors/authorship preferred. Champagne is important.
Fantasy set in any real-world English or American* location except New York City, protagonists of a certain age discovering actual proper magic and romance, with adventure. Subfocus on cool professions a plus (no cupcake bakers). Champagne is important.
*Will accept locations in Western Europe.
Campy supernatural series with handsome British leading man and cool leading lady*, romance important, wit essential yet with a good heart, with a fully developed secondary cast with their own stories. Like Sleepy Hollow except not stupid and racist in its treatment of the heroine; like Lucifer except with a stronger heroine.
*I usually see these in American shows, but I would love to see it in an English show.
What about you? What is one of your Hyperspecific Genres You Love?
|Date:||December 8th, 2016 02:17 pm (UTC)|| |
You've pushed quite a few of my buttons right there.
Looking at the bookshelves across the room, I'd say also strong female protagonist (of any age), and a well-built world, the kind that feels like it has always been there. I also have a fondness for stories set in locales with which I'm familiar. I get a kick out of the current Agents of SHIELD storyline because they're running all over LA. New York isn't the only center of the universe.
It's too early (dratted cats!), so I don't know if I'm making sense.
You make a lot of sense! And I often really, really like LA-set mysteries or stories.
Hugs for your day!
I'll give any historical mystery a try if it's set in a small English town; books or TV.
I do like those English cozy mysteries set in villages. :)
Cheers for your Friday!
Those tropes all sound excellent.
Hugs for your Friday.
|Date:||December 8th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)|| |
You've hit quite a few of mine already. For books I share a fondness for magic hidden in familiar places, particularly London, and people who practice it in secret to keep others safe. I can never resist mysteries with a literary background, preferably set in university towns with witty protagonists (I think I imprinted on Gaudy Night rather early).
For TV/Film I do enjoy a "found family" vibe and an ensemble cast whose characters have actual relationships with each other not just viewed through the point of view of the hero/heroine.
I do like "found family" too and the kind of ensemble cast you describe (and heee, I know a great example of a show where the supporting characters are viewed through the point of view of the hero/heroine! :) ).
Magic in London -- YES! And mysteries in university towns!
Hugs hugs, K.
Re: Historical English cozy mystery (from Georgian times up to the 50s) with a husband-wife or romantic-couple pair of amateur sleuths...
All that come to mind are Lord Peter and Harriet.
Please name more!
Well, of course Christie's Tommy and Tuppence mysteries are favorites. And I love the few Allinghams where Campion and his wife Amanda are together, like The Fashion in Shrouds. :)
Of books written in the last few years, I often like Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane books (Regency-set). They're not Sayers-quality, but I enjoy them (despite the 1st-person).
Thank you!--will seek them out.
I can add Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn and his darling Troy the painter...always a reliable comfort read.
otherwise, I'm happily seconding all your faves....
Yes, Rory and Troy are awesome! And so are you, ALH. :)