11th Blogoversary: 11 Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Posted August 8, 2018 by shooting in TV/Movies / 57 Comments

Favorite TV Shows & Movies

In honor of my 11th blogoversary, I have a few themed posts planned that show you my top 11 favorites in a category. I was originally going to do 11 Favorite TV Shows and 11 Favorite Movies, but honestly, I don’t watch a ton of TV, so I decided to mix the two and do my 11 Favorite TV Shows and Movies!
I’d love to know if we share any of these – or feel free to let me know your favorites in the comments.
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11 Favorite TV Shows and Movies

  1. Hollyoaks (TV): Hollyoaks is a soap opera from the U.K., but it’s definitely not like the soap operas we have in the U.S. I feel like the actors are much better, and the music is great! Yes, there are plenty of dramatic moments, but it handles a lot of tough topics pretty well. I found this show back in 2008 and I’ve been watching it off and on since then (thank goodness for Youtube!) If you know the show, then all I have to say is that I will ship McDean forever – which is how I first started watching the show.
  2. Psych (TV): Psych is one of the only shows I watched from beginning to end and it’s definitely one of my all-time favorite shows. It’s a mystery about two best friends (one a fake psychic) who work to solve cases. There is a lot of humor – but tons of heart too. Psych is full of fantastic guest stars – many from the 80’s – and has some of the best quotes.
  3. Boy Meets World (TV): Oh gosh, who didn’t love Boy Meets World? If it’s you, don’t talk to me! But really, I grew up watching this show and I just love that trio: Cory, Shawn, and Topanga. One of my favorite episodes is the Halloween one where they are stuck in the school. Also, who can forget that final episode? “Class Dismissed.” SOB!
  4. Dateline (TV): I’m kind of obsessed with true crime and murder mysteries, so I find Dateline fascinating. If you don’t know, it’s an hour or two hour long show (usually every week but I don’t really know the exact schedule) that delves into a real life murder mystery. It lets you in on the crime, the investigation, if someone was arrested, etc. I love it!
  5. BBC Sherlock (TV): I love Sherlock Holmes, but the BBC TV show with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is one of my favorite adaptations. I think they play Sherlock and Watson, respectively, so well and the writing is just awesome. I love how they take the old stories and modernize them. I’m also now in love with actor Andrew Scott after his portrayal of Moriarty – all of those episodes are just amazing!
  6. About a Boy (Movie): I’ve loved this movie for years now. It’s probably one of the first films I saw Hugh Grant in, and it’s definitely the first time I saw Nicholas Hoult (but I’m a fan of both now). It’s based on a book – which is a favorite of mine! Anyway, About a Boy is about a young kid who forms a father-son type of relationship with a guy – who he first wants to date his mum as she’s depressed and he thinks that will help. Unfortunately, the guy is kind of a child in an adult body so it’s about Hugh and Nicholas’ characters growing up “together.” My summary isn’t that great – but seriously, watch this movie!Β 
  7. Life as a House (Movie): If someone asks me what my favorite movie is, I tend to say Life as a House. It stars Hayden Christensen (who you might know from Star Wars) as a teen full of problems. He ends up moving in with his terminally ill father and changing his life. It’s such a great film – definitely emotional but so good!
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Movie): I really do love all the Harry Potter films but I chose Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because it’s the first and I think it’s one of the films that really stays close to the book. Chris Columbus did an amazing job!
  9. Cry Wolf (Movie): I like “scary” movies and psychological thrillers a lot more than I used to, but Cry Wolf is one of the first that I really fell in love with. I think it’s such an interesting movie – and it takes place in a boarding school, which ups the creep factor. I love that it’s a take on the classic “Cry Wolf” story where nobody believes you after you lie so much and then try and tell the truth.
  10. Mulan (Movie): I’m a huge fan of Disney movies, but Mulan really is one of my top favorites. I love that she’s such a badass, but that she also does it all for her family. Plus, it’s got some awesome music and hilarious side characters! What else do you need?
  11. Shelter (Movie): Shelter is one of my favorite films, but it’s also an amazing film with gay characters that shows that you can be happy, even if life throws some roadblocks in your way. It’s about figuring out yourself, as well as who you love. I think it’s such a beautiful movie and I really do recommend it for those looking for LGBT+ movies.

57 responses to “11th Blogoversary: 11 Favorite TV Shows and Movies

  1. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! 11 years is awesome!
    I remember Boy Meets World – I was in primary school when it was on here. Used to love the series!

  2. I LOVE Psych. I have been through the entire series more than once. It’s just an all around good show. I love posts like these! There are many on your list I have not heard of so I’ll have to go and check them out!

  3. Loved Boy Meets World but thought Topanga was such a far out name!! Think I’ve seen Life as a House but my memory is terrible. Need to check out these other suggestions. Congrats on an amazing 11years! Impressive.

  4. Happy 11!! That’s awesome!! I love Boy Meets World then and now…..How can you not???!!! I have never seen About a Boy so I will add that to my list for someday when I don’t have to drive the girls to practice or clean the house!! Ha!!!

  5. Wow, I haven’t seen a single one of your favorites! Well, I take that back – I might have seen one or two episodes of Boy Meets World many years ago. I always meant to see About a Boy but just never did.

  6. This is so fun! And congrats on 11 years, wow that is impressive! So obviously everyone did (or should!) love Boy Meets World hah. But I mean, I do not see The 100 on your list so obviously you should give that a try! πŸ˜‚ As for the rest, i have seen bits of Mulan, and I maybe saw About a Boy, a million years ago in theater? But who can tell, I am the WORST at movies!

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  7. Wow, congrats on 11 years blogging! I have seen almost none of these lol. Well, I’ve seen HP1, it’s the only HP movie I’ve seen, but I barely remember since I saw it when it came out in theaters! Mulan is great πŸ˜€ HAve you heard about the live action one though? It sounds like a mess :-/ Murder mysteries freak me out, tbh!

  8. Psych has a special place in my heart. I will forever love that show. Milan is pretty special too. When my daughter was very small, she changed her name to Kiersten-Mulan for a full year of her life. She was so excited to see a “princess” who looked like her, and she fully embraced it, wearing her Mulan dress almost every day.

  9. CONGRATULATIONS ON 11 YEARS, this is such an incredible accomplishment, wow! <3 <3 I love this idea of themed blog posts with 11-things, it's going to be so much fun to read πŸ˜€
    I haven't seen many of the shows/movies here, I really loved Harry Potter's though, and YES TO MULAN, it was such a fantastic movie, I loved it SO much <3

  10. Oh I LOVE Life as a House! I feel like that’s not one that a lot of people talk about but it is such a wonderful movie. Yes to About a Boy too, that’s a favorite for me too. Also, Dateline. YES.

  11. Happy belated blogiversary!! How sad is it that I’ve barely watched any of these? :'( But Mulan!! I’ve definitely seen, and I love how much of a badass she is too! πŸ˜€

  12. Wow, 11 years is amazing! Congrats! πŸ™‚
    I absolutely love Sherlock too, and as much as I love Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, I’ve always felt like Andrew Scott’s Moriarty totally stole the show! He’s amazing πŸ™‚

  13. Congrats on your 11th blogoversary! Wow, 11 years, that is amazing!
    I absolutely adore Sherlock! I kind of want to rewatch it again now because it’s been too mong πŸ™‚ And Mulan is my favorite Disney movie as well!

  14. Ohmygosh, congrats on elevens years of blogging, Lauren! That is such an amazing achievement, and you should be so proud πŸ˜€

    I’ve only watched a few of the things on your list, but I do love them! Cry Wolf is one of my favourite movies of all time and I feel like I could watch it over and over and never get sick of it, even though I know all the plot twists, haha. I wish there was a YA book with a similar feel to it because I would be all over that.

    I love Mulan, as well <3 And BBC Sherlock is good! I still can't believe I've only watched the first season though :O And I even own the others, oops.

    I hadn't heard of Shelter before, but now I am definitely going to watch it. I love watching queer films!

  15. RO

    I absolutely love all the Harry Potter movies too, and even though I have them all on DVD, I still end up watching them again when they come on tv. Hugs…RO

  16. I’ve never heard of Cry Wolf but it seems like it’d be right up my alley. Going to check it out soon! Happy 11 years of blogging. I enjoy reading your blog.

  17. I was a huge Psych fan! None of my friends knew about it or watched it and somehow it was even more special for me, haha. Such a great show! Some of my all time favourites has to be The Vampire Diaries, all Harry Potter movies, She’s The Man (I could probably quote all of it).

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