Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Movies or TV Shows


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday, and what a great topic to start with!


Lost (TV show 2004 -2010)

Best. Show. Ever.


Buffy The Vampire Slayer (TV show 1997 – 2003)

Joss Whedon’s series about the Chosen One always makes me laugh, cry, cheer, swoon, laugh and then cry again. I’ve lost track of how many times I have watched this series.


Donnie Darko (Film 2001)

Donnie Darko blew me away the first time I saw it. Never had a film had such a big impact on me. I saw this at a film festival then couldn’t stop raving about it. The film, written and directed by Richard Kelly, has a fantastic cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. Its coolness bridged the gap between indie and mainstream.


Firefly (TV Show 2002 -2003) and Serenity (Film 2005)

Joss Whedon’s eclectic crew of the space ship Serenity only had one season before it was axed. Thankfully, Joss continued the story in the film Serenity.


Gossip Girl (TV show 2007 -2012)

This is a series that I turned my nose up at when it first came out. Thanks to some late night re-runs I saw the error of my ways.


Supernatural (TV show 2005 -)

Angels, demons, vampires, shape shifters, ghosts, hunters and more!!! What’s not to love about this awesomely terrifying series?


Game of Thrones (TV show 2011 – )

The high standard of production values and George R R Martin’s involved with the GoT TV series ensures that this is one story that will not disappoint fans. Thank goodness I’ve read the books otherwise the tension and graphic fight scenes would have been too much for me to handle. As it is I had to remind myself several times to breathe during the last season finale.


Twin Peaks (TV Show 1990 -1991)

This series by David Lynch definitely makes my top ten. It’s been a while since I saw it but its mystery, beauty and bizarre characters such as the delightfully idiosyncratic Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), create a surreal series full of intrigue.


Tank Girl (Film 1995)

Okay, so definitely not an Oscar winner but this film to me is like an old jumper: it may not stand up against the current fashions (and maybe it was always for those with eclectic tastes) but it’s comfortable and a part of my history. It’s the nostalgia surrounding this pick that keeps it close to my heart.


The Never Ending Story (Film 1984)

I struggled over whether to choose Labyrinth (1986) or The Never Ending Story for number 10. In the end TNES won out as I also loved the book by Michael Ende. How scary was the Nothing? How awesome would it be to have your own Falkor? How heart breaking was it when he lost Artax? Sigh. Excuse me while I go and dig out my copy and watch it again.


So what do you think? What have I left out? I’d love to hear what you think about my top ten.


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Movies or TV Shows

  1. These are some great picks of television and movies! I’m a big fan of Lost, Buffy, and Game of Thrones as well. And I’ve heard great things about Twin Peaks, but I haven’t gotten around to it quite yet. Maybe I’ll have some time before this summer ends.


  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on my Top 10 List, too. I love how the episodes are connected, yet separate as well. I want to watch Game of Thrones so badly that I’m just sitting here, stewing in my Game of Thrones angst. I just need it so badly to be on either Hulu or Netflix!


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