It’s the first day of 2021 and we are still back in 2020. Because we didn’t want to choose our top fandoms
Fandom. Sometimes it is a bitch and sometimes it’s that force of nature that makes you so happy that you don’t know how you ever lived without your love of something in your life.
Fandom is this crazy world where you find yourself drawn in and happy over certain things, upset over certain things, and before you know it – it’s consumed your entire life.
And that’s okay.
Narrowing down top fandoms of the year is never easy for us, because well… fandom is this thing that should be celebrated in all aspects. You can never get enough of it and though we may never understand the things that people love, we can respect that we all have different opinions of what is amazing.
Just like you don’t chose the ship, you don’t chose the fandom… it chooses you.
We’re Roswell fans til we die and we don’t even care what anyone thinks about it. If you haven’t hopped on the Michael Vlamis fandom, you’re missing out on what is possibly one of the greatest fandoms in the world. Roswell is so captivating, when you think you have something figured out you don’t. And lets be honest – the ships are OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZINGLY ANGSTFUL.
Talk about a resurgence this year of Twihards, but you know – once a fan, always a fan. Stephenie Meyer shocked us all this year with finally completing Midnight Sun and it was as if it was a decade ago for all of us. The fandom rallied, right where it left off and made sure that it was known that Twihards never say die. We follow that shit til the end.
ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
With an unusual premise (an ordinary woman suddenly gets the power to hear people’s thoughts through song) Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist should have been a cheesy mess. Instead, it quickly established itself as one of the best new shows of 2020. At times funny and heartfelt, with one of the most realistic depictions of grief on television – and some amazing musical numbers – it’s one show we can’t wait to see back on our screens. Luckily, we’ll soon get our wish, as the second season of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist premieres January 5 on NBC.
Is there really life without After? We don’t think so. After We Collided was one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year and for fans, everything was coming up Hessa. The After fandom is complex, but they are definitely diehards who support their fandom no matter what. And that’s the beauty of it – they love the characters that Anna Todd created, as well as the actors that brought them to life.
12 MONKEY’S FANDOM
Yes, yes, 12 Monkeys didn’t air in 2020. We have basically proven, time and time again, that we don’t actually care about that, right? This was the year our obsession started, and if we’re being honest, we’re not alone in this obsession. The 12 Monkeys fandom is alive and well, there’s new content in the form of the 12 Monkeys Re-Watch Podcast, which is still, to this day, bringing us behind-the-scenes insight into the show we love, and there are new fans finding this masterpiece every day. And hey, just in case you still haven’t, what are you waiting for? 2021 can be your year!
It’s the end of Supernatural, but we kinda feel like this fandom will never die. It’s forever. Sure, the ending wasn’t what we wanted and we’re kinda disappointed by this, but like in the same breathe – we are thankful for all the memories. And so is this entire fandom. The fandom hung on every moment, every word, every social post… everything. And the cast made sure we got a lot of content. We rode this ride and we’ll continue to stay in this fandom forever.
The entire Lucifer fandom deserves a shout out, but the Deckerstar component of it, especially, because this was the year we got CANON Deckerstar, and fine, that was always canon in feelings, but like, this year it got canon canon canon, if you know what I mean. And this huge, beautiful, passionate fandom, that already saved this show from cancellation once, got another gift – a full season 6 of this show, because of course they did. We’re proud to call ourselves Lucifans, and proud of what this fandom has managed to accomplish, and we can’t wait to continue to be part of it for a while longer.
But, that being said, can we get Lucifer 5B soon, Netflix? Pretty please?
Can we say enough about this show? Not really. After all, we’ve basically become a Bridgerton stan account. The show is deep, complex, fun, and all around crazy. We’ve fallen for every person on this show, and we would die for Penelope Featherington. The Duke and Duchess are everything. Hell, there is not one person on this show that we don’t love. But what we love even more is that this fandom feels the same way, engages in some amazing conversation, and can’t stop singing this adaptions praises.
JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS FANDOM
If there is one show that you should have watched on Netflix – it’s Julie & The Phantoms. We know that a lot of people thought that it was just a show for teenagers, but it’s a show for everyone. The chemistry of the cast drew everyone to this show, not to mention the music. The fandom rallied around this show and made sure to (and continues to make sure Netflix knows) that we want more!
It’s been a year of having to stay at home (which partly we’re thankful for and a little bit missing going on) and one thing that we’ve learned to appreciate is Bravo. Mindless entertainment, where you can feel better about yourself because your life isn’t as hot of a mess. Bravo has everything – and I do mean EVERYTHING. This fandom is die hard. Bravo is a way of life and we’re not objecting to following into this fandom until the end of days.
GREAT BRITISH BAKEOFF FANDOM
I know, I know – you’re asking yourself what are they talking about? Well… you read it right. If you haven’t binged this show, we think you should. The fandom for cooking shows is strong. And this show isn’t just cooking – it’s all around entertainment. You’ll find yourself watching it and invested in every single second. This fandom is invested in every single person that comes on the show. We all have our favorites, and it’s kinda like The Bachelorette, where we’re like “choose him” or “loose him.”