You should never a judge a book by it’s cover– that is generally a true statement. But no one follows that rule. (And while I get the sentiment behind it, I also find the cliche to be slightly harsh, since, some person some where put a lot of time and effort in to that cover, and it shouldn’t be so easily dismissed.)
Same goes for TV series posters. They are made purposefully to grab attention, highlight the series, and make you watch. Some succeed at this, and some fail miserably. I like to focus on the successful ones. Almost every single one of these made me either want to watch the show, or start it back up again since I stopped watching. Here are my top five TV posters of this year, based on visuals only. [But honestly, that might not be true, because it really is hard to separate feelings about a show from it’s poster. But I’ll try.]
Gotham. I’ve been loving these posters since they first started putting them out, and even if they show didn’t live up to what I wanted, these posters are still gorgeous. I love that the emphasis is completely on the individual without showing any of the city.
Gracepoint. I have such mixed feelings on this one – I think it is ridiculous to take a British show and copy it exactly but place it in America, I do love this visual. So, while I refuse to watch the show, I will happily look at the poster.