Niki’s Top Movies and TV Shows!

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That’s right, bookish people do have interests outside of reading… cinematic adaptations of books count, right? ;)

Niki’s Top Movies and TV Shows!


Epic. That one word sums up pretty much everything I loved about these three films. Add that to the gorgeous visuals of the world building and the overall fantasy feel, and I am in love. I could watch the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy all day every day… it’s my favorite.

While I love fantasy epics, I also will always hold dear these animated features. As far as animation goes, these are actually pretty different from one another (at least in my mind), which is why all three of them landed on the list – I consider them the best in their categories.

 I am a sucker for romantic comedies but not the slapstick crude ones that seem to have been flooding the market for the last five years. Call me crazy, but I don’t think a romantic comedy has to be overdone (or outright stupid) to be entertaining. Lucky Seven is one I don’t think many people have heard of, but I love the story (and Patrick Dempsey). While You Were Sleeping and Dirty Dancing are my mom’s favorites and somewhere along the way they’ve become mine too.

TV Shows:

All of these I have discovered it within the last year and oh my gosh I can’t get enough! I am patiently waiting for the second season of the Bitten, am almost ready to watch Serenity, and am in the middle of season two of Battlestar… I want to know why I haven’t bothered watching them before now – they’re crazy good!

 I can’t even put into words why I love Gilmore Girls so much. I’ve watched the season countless times but every time I do I fall in love all over again. White Collar is one that I’ve discovered within the last year and there’s not a thing I don’t like about it. I’ve always been fascinated with crime-solving shows but have been too squeamish to actually watch them. White Collar has all the mystery without the gore. Picture a television version of Oceans Eleven – awesome, right? And of course I couldn’t have a TV list without mentioning Friends – it was such a big part of my life for so long that it will always be one of the greats.

  Gargoyles is an incredible animated show that I love for the story (and, in part, the nostalgia). It’s one of those that I think is entertaining for adults while still being appropriate for kids. So You Think You Can Dance is easily my favorite competition show – I love dance. Vampire Diaries was my favorite show for the longest time (team Damon, baby!), but I’m sad to admit my excitement for it has diminished within this last season… I still stand by the first three or four seasons, though.

 After composing this list, I realized that my movie/TV preferences really aren’t that different from my reading preferences. I like epic science-fiction/fantasy, love stories, and humor. I’m nothing else if not consistent . :-)

What movies/shows made your list?

by Niki Hawkes

11 comments on “Niki’s Top Movies and TV Shows!

  1. I am right there with you the TVD this season sailed right off into “What is this even??” land. While I was a bit if a team Stephen girl myself (sorry sorry sorry) I wouldn’t have cared WHO she ended up with so long as they didn’t try to resurrect a LONG dead love triangle (Oh, and EVERYONE ELSE that ever died EVER on the show).

    Anyway, the rest of this list is pretty great too :)


  2. So many things I love!! (Especially How To Train Your Dragon *squees*). I need to get my head in the game and power through Battlestar Galactica, and of course I love Firefly. And you watch SYTYCD?!?! I LOVE that show (even if I’ve missed like the last 3 seasons, but still. It’s fantastic!)


  3. OMG. Gargoyles!!! I can’t believe I saw this on someone’s list! I actually binge watched this series just last year after realizing there were full episodes on YouTube. It’s so much more complex and interesting than I think a lot of people give it credit for. Also really psyched to see HTTYD and Anastasia – love both of these!

    Such a great list!! :)

    (Oh, & have you ever watched Eureka? Because Allison Blake is totally the actress that voiced Elisa Maza. JUST SAYING.)


    • GASP!!!! You like gargoyles too?! I love that you appreciate it as much as I do! I didn’t realize they were on YouTube, but my family just got me the DVDs so I’ll be binging soon too!! Geek-out, haha. :)


  4. Lord of the Rings and Gilmore girls are THE BEST.

    Have you seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 yet? I went to see it at the cinema last week and I laughed and cried like a baby, it was amazing. :) I love how cat-like they’ve made the dragons and all the other weird and wonderful touches, it makes them feel a little different.


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