People are often inspired by what they see on TV. Sometimes we're inspired by characters, sometimes costumes, sometimes scenery, or maybe just the storyline. This article showcases a huge collection of TV series fan art, from modern hits such as Lost, House and CSI, to some going a little further back in time such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek. The showcase is full of different kinds of art, from traditional pencil sketches to modern digital illustrations. These are sure to inspire!
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes is a UK BBC hit about a detective inspector, DI Alex Drake, who was in a horrific incident leaving her in a coma in 2008. Next thing she knows, she's awake, but finds herself stuck in the year 1981.
Battlestar Galactica started back in 1978 and is still growing strong today. The main story, in all seasons, shares the same premise: a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies in a distant part of the universe. After being at war with the Cylons, the Battlestar Galactica (ship) was the one remaining surviving ship, and it was left up to it's crew to lead the small fleet of survivors into space in search of the thirteenth colony known as Earth.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American TV series, loosely based on a movie of the same name, that aired from 1997 to 2003. The series followed main character, Buffy Summers, a "trainee" vampire slayer as she is guided, taught and trained by her "watcher", Rupert Giles.
Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an unbelievably huge series/franchise, with various spin-offs and video games being produced after the original series, which took place in Las Vegas. It premiered in 2000, and follows a group criminalists as they use physical evidence to solve gruesome murders in and around Las Vegas, Miami and New York.
Deadwood is yet another American drama series that premiered in 2004 to 2006. The show is set in the 1870's, in Deadwood, South Dakota, and follows Deadwood's growth from a camp to a town.
Firefly is a space western TV series written and directed by Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Angel. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the crew of Serenity, a Firefly-class spaceship.
Futurama is an animated sci-fi sitcom created by Matt Groening, and was originally aired in 1999 to 2003. The series follows a late 20th-century NYC pizza delivery boy, who after being frozen for a thousand years, manages to find employment at Planet Express, a delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.
Yet another American show, but a worldwide hit; this time a musical comedy-drama series. Glee focuses on a high school glee club known as "New Directions", and piloted in 2009.
You guessed it, Heroes is American! A sci-fi hit created by Tim Kring, with its first show appearing on television in 2006. The series follows a group of people who discover that they actually have superhuman abilities, such as being able to fly, run at the speed of light, time-travel and self-heal. The show started with an average of 14.3 million viewers, but since then has dramatically decreased in popularity. It was announced that the show is being cancelled in May, 2010.
House, also known as House M.D., is a medical drama that debuted in 2004. The series follows Dr. Gregory House, an unconventional medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians in New Jersey.
Lost is an American television series that follows the lives of a group of plane crash survivors, somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean on a mysterious tropical island. The pilot episode was first seen on TV in 2004, and has since seen five seasons, with the sixth (and final) season wrapping up this year.
Prison Break is a drama series that was first brought to our screens in 2005. The series revolves around two brothers, one of which has been sentenced to death for a crime that he didn't actually commit, while the other is creating an elaborate plan to help his brother escape.
Star Trek is yet another sci-fi series, and was first seen back in 1966. Since then it has seen a handful of other spin-off series, as well as various movies, most recently on the big screen in 2009.
The Mentalist debuted in 2008, and follows Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the CBI (California Bureau of Investigation). Although he is not an officer of law of any sort, he uses the skills of his former career as a psychic medium to help a team of CBI agents solve various crimes.
The Simpsons is quite easily one of the biggest TV series of all time. It debuted in 1989. 463 episodes later and the 21st season began in 2009. The franchise is still huge. The sitcom (by Matt Groening) follows a working-class American family, consisting of Homer (a power plant worker), Marge (a housewife), Bart (a 10 year old rebel), Lisa (a genius child) and Maggie (a pacifier-sucking baby who often falls on her face)!