5 series to watch

If you are interested in psychology, mythology and spirituality you are always looking for new inspiration. You do not like the average brainless series, you want a series that makes you think! That has a mythological edge. An unexpected vision.
Here is Mindfunda’s list of 5 series to watch:

Series to watch #1: Heroes

Heroes is a tale about human connection. Five strangers across the globe have remarkable abilities. They meet because there is a dark plot going on: the destruction of civilization as we know it. All ingredients are there: 12 people in a secret organization, the mother (Angela Petrelli) being able to dream the future, the shadow (Sylar) destroying lives and loves. I will not say anything more, just watch for yourself. Enjoy seeing George Takei play the father of charming Hiro Nakomoto, the guy who can bend space and time.

series to watch: Heroes
Heroes season 1


Series to watch #2: Orphan black

Do you ever have the feeling that there is a twin soul out there? Orphan black’s Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) meets her twin sister at a rather bad time: when she commits suicide by jumping in front of the train. Sarah’s life is a mess and she decides to take the place of her lookalike. Something we all have fantasized about. And even though her original plan was plain and simple: get the money of her deceased twin sister and run she gets involved in her own shadows and her own lies. Every time she is real, she saves the day, showing more guts than any of her other remarkable clones. The series has a Jungian edge: the parts of the Self need to be integrated to solve the problem.

series to watch: Orphan Black
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany


Series to watch #3: Merlin

Almost all of us know of the secret weapon of King Arthur: Merlin. Merlin has become legendary. To make a series about him that was worth looking at, the BBC created an unexpected edge: Merlin in his younger years. The series is about how Merlin gets into the court of the prince who is destined to become one of the greatest Kings in Europe. If you watch the series, you can see how Uther Pendragon symbolises the super ego, Arthur is the rational mind, and Merlin represents the magic.

series to watch: Merlin

Series to watch #4: Grimm

Grimm is about a descendant from the famous brothers Grimm who wrote down all the fairy tales. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who works as a detective solving murders, discovers he has the ability to see people change in scary beasts. He finds out this has been running in the family: he is a Grimm. Each Grimm has the ability to see Wesen: fairy tale like creatures who are disguised as human beings. He befriends the big bad wolf who apparently only got a bad rep: Monroe is his bridge between the two realms of realities.

series to watch: Grimm

Series to watch #5: Once upon a time

Series to watch: Once (upon a time)
Once (upon a time)

Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) takes Henry Mills to his home: Storybrooke. The Happy Endings are gone and he is convinced she is the one who can bring them back. Emma gets convinced more and more and discovers that she is the daughter of Snow white and prince Charming. That the Evil Step mother is not that evil (although the red apple jokes are really very funny) and my ultimate favorite is Rumpelstiltskin aka Mr. Gold: “All magic comes with a price“. One thing I really likes about this series is that the ladies in this modern fairy tales are active emancipated females and not desperate princesses that wait to be saved. Snow white (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a street robber: steeling from the rich giving to the poor.

Let me know if you missed any series on this list. If you like it, please share it.


What is Mindfunda about?

My name is Susanne van Doorn, I am a Dutch psychologist, blogger and author. I have been working with psychology, dreams and mythology ever since I finished my study in psychology at Tilburg University. I made this independant site to share insights, and recent scientific articles about the brain, dreams, and mythology for use in your personal life.

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