why you should watch The Uncanny Upshurs
The Uncanny Upshurs in a new urban fantasy web series from @parafable, and it has quickly become one of my new favorite things, so I thought I’d make a post about it to spread the word about it :)
So what’s the show about?
The Uncanny Upshurs
is about Agatha and Wally
Upshur, British twins who are living apart for the first time in there lives, as Wally has moved to America to go to collage. To help keep in touch
(bc Wally is shit at answering his phone omg get it together Walter), they set up a YouTube channel where they post vlogs every week. However, strange things start happening to/around the twins, including mysterious videos being uploaded to their channel of situations where there seemed to be no camera. So the first few episodes are the twins (and their friends who are The Best) trying to figure out what’s going on.
SPOILERS IT’S MAGIC
The urban fantasy aspect is one of my favorite things about the series, and I love how many fantasy characters/creatures are thrown into the mix (witches, fairies, sirens, vampires, etc.). Speaking of things I love…
Reasons Why The Uncanny
Upshurs Is Wonderful
Reason #1: This Show Is Incredibly Diverse
Pretty much every single character in the show is LGBT+, including the titular twins (Agatha is a lesbian trans woman, and Wally is bisexual). There isn’t any drama over how A w F u L it is being gay, and all of the characters are pretty confident and comfortable with there sexualities.*
(the episode where Jake figures out he’s attracted to guys is so adorable)
Along with LGBT+ characters, the show has a lot of awesome characters of color.
As a white person I feel a bit less qualified to talk about
POC representation, so here are some gif/pictures as examples
Now that I think about it Uncanny Upshurs also has a mostly female cast hell yeah
Reason #2: The Aforementioned Urban Fantasy Stuff
So I will be the first to admit that I’m always a slut for urban fantasy, so I was probably going to love Uncanny Upshurs no matter what, but the fantasy stuff they’ve set up so far is really cool. I don’t want to spoil to much, but there’s story lines about fairy kingdoms, forest witches, and a lady in the lake
(no not that one) being established and I’m really excited to see where they go.
Reason #3: Every Episode Has Closed Captioning
This is a smaller detail, but it makes me really happy and I know I have some hoh followers so I thought I’d mention it. It sometimes takes the channel a few days to add captioning to the episodes, but every episode does eventually get captions.
Reason #4: The Characters Are All Really Great
I’m surprised this show hasn’t gotten more popular on here because these characters are all adorable omg. Like this section isn’t going to have any analysis I’m just gonna fangirl over these nerds.
Agatha is so adorable and sarcastic like she can be so deadpan its gr8
also shes meme trash and I love her
Wally is a fucking n e r d okay hes so awkward and I relate. Also his roommate Jake is one of my favorite characters he just rolls with all the weird shit going on like a pro.
I can’t decide if Gemma is life goals or wife goals so I’m going with both
I know I said I wouldn’t spoil a lot but Lennon is an aro ace siren and it’s really important to me that you know that bc I love her
he’s a fuckboy but we love him anyway
Actual Princess Daphne MacCrae
Reason #5: It’s Just Fun To Watch
Media can be sad. Like, really fucking sad. A big part of why I enjoy The Uncanny Upshurs is because it just puts me in a good mood whenever I watch it. That doesn’t mean the show is all brightness and positiveness 100% of the time, the latest episodes have had some more serious/emotional moments, but even after watching those episodes I’m always in better mood because this show has such a great vibe to it.
*I understand that there is absolutely a place for media depicting the struggles that often come with being LGBT+, but it’s nice to have shows that have happy, openly LGBT+ characters who aren’t defined by their orientations.
The Uncanny Upshurs is a really fun, diverse web series that deserves more love and attention. Each episode is less than 10 minutes, and you can find them all on YouTube here. (I’ll admit the first few aren’t great but it gets better as it goes on).
If you do end up watching the show (or you’re already a fan of it), message me so we can talk about it! The fandom is currently pretty small and I’d love to see more people talking about this show!