“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—
I don’t understand how it came to be that non-fantastical series or movies get fandoms.
Like, I think about fandoms and the origins of fan communities and my brain instantly goes “STAR TREK!” and it’s not a big leap from there to think okay, so sci-fi and fantasy type stuff are gonna get fandoms,…
I think with Castle Fillion was the initial draw, but the fans are there for the relationship between Castle and Kate. The best comparison I would make (notice from an outsider’s perspective, because I am not a fan of Castle) is X-Files. Not inherently geeky either, but there’s some quirkiness and the angst between the two lead chars. But then I’m not sure why there are more Castle fans around than say Bones fans because Bones is working on a similar formula.
As for Glee, I think some of the draw is to people who are like theatre geeks and band geeks. There’s an inherent quirkiness/silliness to that show too and people bust into song.