Have you watched The Tomorrow People? If you haven’t, side effects you seriously need to. They just had their midseason finale (which BLEW MY MIND) and that gives you PLENTY of time to catch up. Don’t believe me? Check out my five reasons to watch it here.
Here is one of my reasons ;)
Book or Series They Appear In:
The Tomorrow People
Originally Roger Price, purchase in the 1970s in Britain.
Who They Are:
Stephen Jameson is the main character of The Tomorrow People. He’s in high school, plagued with a sleep walking disorder and hearing voices. That is, until he meets Cara, John, Russell and the rest of The Tomorrow People and realizes that there is nothing wrong with them…not in the way he thinks. He has special powers, the three Ts: telekinesis, teleportation and telepathy. He learns his father, who ran out on his family when he was young, was part of this, and is crucial to the survival of the Tomorrow People, as they are hunted down by a secret organization called Ultra. Stephen is recruited to help the Tomorrow People track down his father, and to help do so, he works undercover for Ultra, under the constant gaze of his uncle, Jedikah. He’s an optimistic member of the team, brave and wanting to help everyone that he can, even when it seems impossible. He keeps his powers and his life a secret from his mom and brother in order to protect them, and is a fiercely loyal and loving person.
Why I Am Crushing On Them:
Um, have you seen Robbie Amell? That’s the first thing that would grab anyone off the bat. Robbie Amell caught my eye because I was watching Arrow at the time, and everyone kept talking about Stephen’s cousin, who was coming to The CW on his own show. When I saw commercials for The Tomorrow People, I thought it looked interesting and I have been watching it ever since, completely addicted, and having a ton of fun with the cast live tweeting during the episodes. Seriously that makes the episodes even better.
But like I said, Robbie Amell. A very fine example of male beauty ;) The dark hair, the blue eyes, and the frequency in which Stephen is without a shirt…what is not to like?
But there’s more than that too. I love Stephen as a character. I think we tend to like the bad boys the most, and I definitely do. Jace Wayland, Adrian Ivashkov, Han Solo, Jared Lynburn, etc. By that pattern, I would probably like the character John on the show but that’s not what happened. I think the good guy, the one determined to save everyone, to always do the right thing, is always overlooked and I found that in Stephen’s character. He’s the good guy, the one who literally always wants to do the right thing. And what makes that even better is that he is always stumbling around and making mistakes. He’s getting used to having powers, and using them. he’s not perfect. I can’t stand a perfect character; its so unrealistic and boring. Stephen is figuring things out and making mistakes but he always tries to do the right thing, and tries to take care of the people he loves.
Plus he always has witty and sarcastic lines all the time, and that’s enough to send my heart palpitating.
“If I’m not human, what the hell am I?”
(When I heard this, I was like Clary! Clary says almost that exact line in City of Bones)
“No offense, but any second I’m gonna wake up someplace awful. Maybe another three-way at the neighbors’ place.”
“I’m gonna do what he asked me to do. I’m gonna take care of my family. I’m going to be a better brother, a better son, and a better friend, to both of our species. Because what I’ve realized, is that I can’t turn my back on either of them. The only way I can do all this, is by pretending to be a good soldier, by working for my uncle, staying one step ahead of him. And that is what I’m going to do.”
“Wow, what happened to the whole ‘Welcome Stephen, you’re one of us, we’re the lost boys’ speech?”
Let’s be real. I just wanted an excuse to this gif.
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Fictional Crush. Stay tuned next week for more!