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Hermione Granger

Hermione Has a Quarter-Life Crisis in Horrifyingly Real Web Series

You Harry Potter fans are lovely people; you’re always opened to new ideas, spin-offs, and news. So, I hope you’ll be willing to give this a try: Hermione Granger has her own web series… with a twist! Because doesn’t everyone want more Hermione?

 

Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis or HGQLC is the fan-created series all about Ms. Granger and her twenty-five-year-old self in a post-Hogwarts world. Black actress, Ashley Romans, plays the witch herself and we’re psyched to have her on board. Never again do we want to see people lash out about a colored woman playing Hermione like they did when Rowling picked the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast a couple years ago. We love Hermione no matter what, we just want the story!

 

So, upon turning twenty-five, she leaves her boyfriend (poor old Ron), quits her job at the Ministry of Magic, and heads to L.A. for a new adventure with some familiar characters (Draco Malfoy! Say what?) and not so familiar. Now is as good a time as any to dive into more Harry Potter fan works, so check out the trailer and catch up on the seasons!

 

 

You’ll see very contemporary characteristics and issues dealt with in this show, through both Hermione’s friends and the different journeys they take. Pretty sweet right? We’ve loved Hermione for all these years because of her intelligence, self-assurance, wit, and loyalty. Now, we get to see a vulnerable side; a side that’s a bit more relatable for us muggles. Perhaps there are no spells on how to live the right way; no potions to make the right choice for every decision. The first episode below shows Hermione’s bouncing back from her twenty-fifth birthday.

 

 

This series began almost a year ago and has raked in thousands of views and followers. Yet, it’s still funny that no matter how rocky her path may be, we still can count on her being the smartest witch in the room.  

 

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7 Sherlock Holmes Spin-Offs

It’s a rare, but spectacular thing—a fictional character comes to life for millions of readers worldwide. A truly remarkable character, like a catchy song, can be difficult to get out of your head and/or heart.  One of the most beloved characters of all time, Sherlock Holmes, has appeared many times outside of an Arthur Conan Doyle novel. He’s been featured in movies, televisions shows, and, of course, books. Here is a list of seven books by authors so taken by the famous detective and his companions that they were compelled to add an episode to the ongoing saga of his life and times.  

 

Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits’ Curse by Martin Davies

Mrs. Hudson is the name of Holmes’s newly appointed housekeeper. Along with Flottie, an orphan girl in her care, Mrs. Hudson takes it upon herself to help Holmes and Watson solve their latest case, which involves, as the title suggests, a curse from beyond the natural world. Yikes!  

 

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Spoiler Alert: Holmes isn’t in this one. Moriarty picks up where the Arthur Conan Doyle books end, with Holmes and his nemesis, the eponymous Moriarty, falling off a cliff. However, this thriller carries on the Holmes legacy by inhabiting the same world and injecting it with dark and urgent matters.  A must read for any Holmes fan.

 

The Final Solution by Michael Chabon

An eighty-nine year old retired detective is the protagonist of this one.  Though content in retirment, Holmes’ powers of detection are restimulated by a mute boy, whose parrot is stolen.  Because this is written by Chabon, readers can expect a more subtle and emotionally profound story than many of the others on this list.

 

The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr

The Italian Secretary begins with Holmes in the midst of dealing with a series of assassination attempts on Queen Victoria. Throughout, the book is an interesting mix of darkness and humor. An entertaining read for anyone wanting to spend a little more time with Holmes and Watson.

 

A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin

A Slight Trick of the Mind, like Chabon’s book, picks up with Holmes in retirement.  He’s 93 and living in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her son.  Also like the Chabon novel, Holmes emerges from retirment to solve one final case. 

 

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

As the title suggests, the beekeeper (Holmes) finds an apprentice named Mary Russel, who is an intellectual equal and helps Holmes solve the story’s mystery regarding the kidnapped daughter of an American senator.

 

Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Unique among the novels on this list, Death Cloud, focuses on Holmes’ early years. In this novel, the first in a series, Holmes is fourteen and staying with his uncle and aunt while on break from boarding school.  When two locals die with plague-like symptoms, Holmes sets out to discover what really happened.

 

Of course, Holmes has appeared in more books than the ones listed here.  Let us know which ones we’ve missed and which Holmes spin-off is your favorite!

 

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