Welcome back to yet another #CurrentlyWatching! The decision for this week’s topic was up to the Twitterverse again and I am
surprised happy to announce that the winner was (as you can see) Wynonna Earp! I’ve mentioned it a couple of times already, so it’s only fitting that it would get a whole post now.
I kind of stumbled upon this series by accident, having heard some of the names mentioned before, but never having read the comics or anything like that. Horror or demon-involving-shows always seem kind of scary to me, but then I just binged the whole thing in 2-3 days. Wynonna Earp has currently one season released and the second one coming this year. It airs on Syfy/Space but will be available on Netflix in some territories come April 1st.
Reluctantly, Wynonna Earp has to fulfill her family’s legacy and wield a magical colt to send demons back to hell.
From the beginning this was quite the surprise for me. A Western-Horror-supernatural show wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but it was apparently something that I needed in my life. While there are definitely a couple of flaws (especially in the CGI and visual department), the acting is on point, the show is very fun to watch and Wynonna and the fellow characters are easy to root for. The dialogue is so clever and really funny a lot of the time. It’s definitely not a show you should judge on the pilot alone. I don’t think it’s necessary at all to know the comics, although it might be more fun at times to have at least heard the names Wyatt Earp and/or Doc Holliday.
Reluctant heroes are always a lot of fun and Wynonna is seriously the perfect representation of that. She’s irresponsible, partially selfish, but fiercely loyal to her family and there when it really counts. She grows so much during this first season alone, having to make tough calls along the way, I am excited to see where she is going next season. But she isn’t the only amazing character. From heroes to villains – there are very few people I didn’t enjoy seeing each episode, simply because there is so much more to all of the characters than what you might see at first.
As action packed and full of demon-hunting as the show is, there is still plenty of room for shipping. You can go for the picture-perfect one, the odd coupling or the fan-favourite. The relationships of all the characters are so intertwined that the lines often blur.
When it comes to the main character, Wynonna, you don’t exactly peg her as someone who needs to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. She knows how to have fun and I think she purposely avoids getting too attached to people. However, that doesn’t stop her from having chemistry with people and I guess there are two ships people are quite into – WyDoc and WyDolls.
So, WyDoc is the ship name for Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday. It’s always a little weird to me because he’s like … more than 100 years old and Wynonna is in her mid-twenties but if vampire movies/shows have taught me anything (not that he’s a vampire), it’s that age is irrelevant when it comes to supernatural love stories. He definitely cares way more about Wynonna than either one of them would like to admit, but there are still too many unknown variables to really say if this could go anywhere. They definitely have the whole non-committal-whatever-we-are-it’s-working-thing down.
WyDolls in turn refers to Wynonna and Agent Dolls. He’s a man that has his feelings very much under check, but I think he also knows which effect he has on Wynonna. I don’t know why, but I was a little surprised when things were going in the WyDolls direction. I saw them as great, admittedly sometimes flirty, partners and growing friends, but not necessarily the romance. There are worse things to base a possible love story on though.
As I said in the beginning, I don’t really see Wynonna as the relationship type. She’s badass by herself, but it’s still fun to watch those ever changing connections between people. While her love life is something I haven’t really decided on, there’s another ship I would definitely go down with!
In the end, I think most people will agree though that the most important ship on the show is WayHought, which I support all the way. It’s the blossoming relationship between Wynonna’s sister Waverly Earp and police woman Nicole Hought. Those two are incredibly cute, but it’s also so much fun to watch Waverly realise that she is into women (which you will see from the start, is not obvious to her). Them figuring everything out together was just great to watch.
If you aren’t into vulgar jokes, some foul language, a little bit of violence or consider yourself a bit of a TV snob … then, I don’t know? Maybe skip this one? I thought it was fun, so it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you are able to overlook the sometimes “cheap” looking visual effects.
Have you watched Wynonna Earp? Would you? Who are you shipping?