My favorite TV & Movies



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week we talk about other types of stories…I’m listing My Favorite TV Shows . . . and a few favorite movies.

These are the TV shows I turn to for entertainment when I’m not reading–a few more than ten…LOL (And not in any particular order.)

Current TV


Elementary–I like detective shows and who-done-its, but not ones with anti-heroes or very graphic violence. I’m also a fan of Sherlock Holmes!

Masterpiece Theater (Foyle’s War, Silk, Endeavor, Lewis, Sherlock, and many others)–I enjoy British mystery shows. These are all very well done.

Castle–Another detective show. This one isn’t very realistic, but I especially enjoy the interaction between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Becket (Stana Katic)

Dr. Who–a British sci-fi going strong since the 1960’s. I’ve only watched the versions since the 2005 revival with Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. I’m looking forward to seeing the new episodes with the new Doctor.

Top Gear (the British version)–this is a car show, but they have great episodes where the three car aficionados (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James Merry) drive across Africa, the southern U.S., through the Andes, through India to the Himalayas and so many other places

Miss Phryne Fisher
Miss Phryne Fisher

throughout the world. It’s fascinating to see the countryside in some of these places, but it’s also hilarious to see some of the cars they have to drive and the challenges presented.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries–an Australian mystery show which takes place in the early 1920’s Melbourne, Australia. It has been on one of our local public broadcasting stations.

TV gone, but not forgotten

Fringe–Science fiction. Reminded me a little of X-Files, but more of the Fringe episodes moved the story arc forward. Walter Bishop (John Noble) is a great character.


Firefly–one of my very favorite shows–a space western. Created by Joss Whedon who also created Buffy. Where I first saw Nathan Fillion. I was so mad when it was cancelled after only 11 episodes!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer–I really enjoyed this show! One of the first paranormal TV shows (1997-2003).

Veronica Mars–Reminds me a little of Buffy. This was a mystery show, however. After the second year it lost it’s way since it went to a new network.

Star Trek (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise)–I like them all though Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is probably my favorite captain.

X-Files–I don’t like the creepy, scary ones so much, but I like the stories about aliens and some of the funny stories like an obsessive-compulsive vampire.

vicar-of-dibleyThe Vicar of Dibley–My daughter introduced me to this when she was searching for more Richard Armitage shows. He has a couple of guest appearances on this series. The Vicar of Dibley is a British series about a female vicar which began in the mid-1990’s shortly after women were ordained  by the Church of England. A hilarious show. Great characters.

North &  South–a historical BBC adaptation of an Elizabeth Gaskell book. Takes place mostly in an industrial town in the north of England. First time I saw Richard Armitage act–very good!

 And a few movies

Lord of the Rings

Star Wars (the three original movies)

Indiana Jones movies

Love Actually–favorite Christmas movie


What TV and movies do you like?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

9 thoughts on “My favorite TV & Movies”

  1. We have quite a lot of TV tastes in common! I completely forgot about Elementary! I do love that one. Masterpiece Mystery is always good and Doctor Who can’t miss. So excited about the new doctor! I’m interested to see you like Miss Fisher. I have it on my Netflix list but haven’t gotten to it and was kind of wondering how it is since I like the books it’s based on. Will definitely have to give it a try! Oh wonderful Firefly! I was so disappointed they didn’t explain more about Book’s character in the movie after all the hints that were dropped throughout the show!


    1. Yes, I’m looking forward to the new doctor. Miss Fisher is very good. I’m glad we got a Firefly movie which did answer some questions, but more about Book would’ve been good. I have to check and see what you like now!


  2. Love Buffy! I also love Masterpierce Mystery so much, Sherlock of course, but also the other Foyle’s War etc. Miss Fisher is one of the best things I found on Netflix, I need to finish watching it.


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