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Everyone has favorite television shows, but what everyone doesn’t know is that there are active online communities discussing those favorite shows! Yes, there are Wikipedia entries on most of these shows that will tell you some basic information but if you really want to get into your favorite shows, and especially if you want to interact with other like-minded television buffs and discuss these shows (as well as exchange conspiracy theories), you have to look elsewhere. Lucky for you we have compiled a list of Wikis covering some of the most popular television shows being aired today (in no particular order):
Fans of the hit TV show “Lost” will find all their prayers answered at Losttvfans.com. Complete with character descriptions, character back stories, and episode guides, fans new and old alike will find something to enjoy on this active, constantly maintained Wiki. Visitors will also find videos, quotes, and a discussion form to hash it out with other fans of the show. While anyone can view the Wiki, registration is required for anyone looking to participate in editing it.
Fans of “Jericho” will find much of the same amenities at the Jericho Wiki. Whether you’re looking for plot summaries, ratings information, episode guides, or the cast, you can find it all here. In addition, registered users are invited to participate in an active discussion forum on all the ins and outs of their favorite show.
CSI fans just can’t get enough of the heart-pounding, edge of the seat thrills that CSI has to offer, and luckily for them, a fine Wiki has stepped in to fill the void! This CSI Wiki brings you everything from spoilers, character analysis, episode guides, pictures, videos, and discussion forums, ensuring that fans both casual and die-hard will find something enjoyable and satisfying. Registration is required to participate in the forum, but anyone is free to stop by and view the Wiki.
Heroes fans are in for a treat if they visit HeroesWiki.ew.com. There, they will find all the Heroes-related content they could ever hope for, including the origins of the show, analysis of mythology and symbolism, character and episode guides, and a discussion forum. Registered users have the privelege of editing and participating in these areas, while non-registered users are still free to stop by and see what the site is all about.
5. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Fans of the Sarah Connor Chronicles will enjoy devouring all the juicy content available for them at this Wiki. Unlike some of the other Wikis, this one goes so far as to provide users access to the producer’s blog, where all kinds of inside insights and information about the inner workings of the show can be found. Additionally, the discussion forums, character guides, and episode information common to the other Wikis are here in full force.
If you find yourself yearning for more after every installment of Californication, this Wiki is what you have been looking for. Here you will find more information about the show’s characters, cast, plot, and episodes than common viewers ever care to theorize about. When you’re done with that, you can jump into one of the dozens of high-spirited conversations going on in the discussion forum, where other die-hard fans can be found. All in all, the Californication Wiki is a great resource for all fans of the show.
Another popular Showtime show is Dexter, and its fans also have an excellent Wiki to turn to. The Dexter Wiki packs all the juicy rumors and Dexter-related content under the sun into one, easy-to-read location that fans can edit and have a voice in. Character guides, episode guides, ratings information, and discussion forums can all be found right here, and you can even get involved in editing them by registering for a free user account.
When it comes to mature humor and heart-pounding action, Weeds has few peers in the TV world. Fortunately, there is a Wiki befitting of such a powerful show. Here, the show’s fans will find all the inside dirt about the character, plot, episodes, style, and families, as well as the opportunity to discuss it all with other passionate fans. If you’re unsatisfied with how the “general interest” sites cover Weeds, you should find that this Wiki does a far better job.
MythBusters is the kind of show whose fans especially benefit from having a Wiki. If you can’t remember a certain myth you saw but can’t wait to tell your friends about, this Wiki will be your best friend and ally. Here you will find blow-by-blow recaps and archives of every MythBusters episode, as well as inside information and behind the scenes peeks that you just wont find anywhere else. You can also register and have a voice in all of the content being posted.