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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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”
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!
Happy #11! That’s quite a long time. 😍 I don’t really watch TV but my parents are obsessed with Dateline. I’ve started dating more seriously and they’re always telling me horror stories from Dateline. 🙄 I do love Mulan!
Hollyoaks! I did not expect to see this on the list! IA totally with Sherlock, and Shelter, gosh that was lovely!
Also: Happy Anniversary!
Hah! I just love Hollyoaks. I’m really behind at the moment though, but it’s one I’ve watched off and on for YEARS now.
We have seen several of these movies and tv shows. Happy blog anniversary. Keep on blogging.
I love so many of the same favorites, so I am excited to check out the ones I haven’t seen yet!
Congrats on 11 years! I still want to watch Paych because of you!
cry wolf was one of the first thriller movies I have ever seen. I was really amazed
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!
Is it crazy that besides Harry Potter I have watched NONE of these shows/movies?
Great list! I also love About a Boy, Toni Colette is amazing!
Happy blogoversary! I am a movie buff and I love certain TV shows.. out of your 11 picks i love #3 #4 #10.
Happy Blogeversary! I loved Boy Meets World! Such a good show! I still need to watch the HP movies, I have only read the books.
Happy Blogoversary! I love Sherlock, too 🙂
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.
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!!!
I have always loved boy meets world!
Happy 11th blogoversary! Oh, I loved Boy Meets World too. My mom and sister keep telling me I would love Psych but I haven’t tried it yet.
Oh my gosh I LOVE Psych!! Such a great show!
There is a lot on your list I haven’t ever watched! Now I have a queue list 🙂 Thanks!
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.
Oh congrats on the blogoversary!! I think you have a few movies up there I need to watch. I’ve been slacking on everything but trying to catch up!
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! 😂 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!
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 😀 HAve you heard about the live action one though? It sounds like a mess :-/ Murder mysteries freak me out, tbh!
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.
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 😀
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
Wow, 11 years of blogging! Congrats on your blogiversary, Lauren. That’s huge! Great list you’ve made here. A few I’m also a fan of but there are several here I haven’t heard of. So, thanks for introducing me to some new shows and films.
Wow, 11 years is amazing! Congrats! 🙂
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 🙂
I wanted to totally be Topanga in Boy Meets World! Love it lol.
OMG, HAPPY 11TH BLOGOVERSARY! 11 years is absolutely amazing! Of course, I adore Mulan as well–although I might be slightly biased since I’m Chinese, but I’d like to think this movie still deserves all the love for being the best, feminist, kick-ass, and funny Disney movie ever.
I love Psych so much. It was my happy t.v. place for many season.
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 🙂 And Mulan is my favorite Disney movie as well!
Ohmygosh, congrats on elevens years of blogging, Lauren! That is such an amazing achievement, and you should be so proud 😀
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!
Congratulations!!!! Happe 11th blogoversary!!!! I absolutely love BBC Sherlock and Harry Potter😍
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
You can never go wrong with Mulan or Sherlock! I wouldn’t exactly say Dateline is a favorite show, but I always seem to be watch it. 🙂
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So many memories on this list!!! Love it! Will have to check out Psych as I keep hearing things about it
Of course I love all things Harry Potter. I’m sorry to say most of your other selections here are not ones I’ve watched. 🙁 But I love seeing what everyone else likes, it definitely gives me a list of things to maybe try myself some time. Happy blogoversary!
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.
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).
Happy Blogiversary! And YES!!! I ♥ Boy Meets World so much! I wanted to be Topanga, her hair, her clothes, her and Corey, sigh. I loved everything about her. I need to re-watch that series since it’s been years since I use to watch it. 🙂