Go-to movies and TV


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies

I’ve gone with 5 go to movies and 5 bingeworthy series.  Basically, the movies are ones that I’ve watched so many times that I can quote them!  They’re comfort films, which isn’t necessarily a reflection of the content but more that they’re films I can have on in the background:


Young Frankenstein – I just love this movie and the humour

Princess Bride – another film with my type of humour and also a film where I love the book and the film equally.

For some strange reason disaster movies are the type of films I can have on in the background, why?  I don’t understand it either but I was talking to a couple of collday eagues and they liked exactly the same type of movie and watch them over and the over too!  Strange but true, so:

Dante’s Peak – volcanoes


Twister – no explanation necessary!


The Day After Tomorrow – severe weather warning

day after

In terms of five bingeworthy series:

Stranger Things – this is just a must watch for me.  I literally watched all of these in quick succession  and series two too.  I probably watched 3 or 4 episodes per night.

Game of Thrones – I didn’t originally watch this series but then I just became embroiled and watched all of it very quickly.  When is the last series due out – come on, chuck me a bone here.

Breaking Bad – this is a series that we got into originally but then stopped watching so we decided recently to rewatch it all again through to the end – we’re completists!

The Sopranos – I loved this, in fact it might be time for a rewatch.

Band of Brothers – OMG – this series is just incredible.  I’ve watched the box set a few times and it never gets dated.

So, what’s your go to movie and series???


13 Responses to “Go-to movies and TV”

  1. Tammy

    Great list! I have so many comfort movies that I’ll watch whenever they come on. I just took a long 6 hour flight back from Boston and there was a big library of films available to watch. I was happy when I saw Mama Mia, since I LOVE that movie😁

  2. Siobhan @ Novelties

    I love your list! Dante’s Peak is my favourite though. I don’t see much of it anymore though.

  3. Cathy746books

    The Princess Bride 😍

  4. waytoofantasy

    I have some sort of unnatural love for Twister, lol. It’s the movie I’ve seen the most times in theaters (6 times!)

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I think I need to try Band of Brothers. Right now, I’m binge watching Dexter with my husband,,, and wow! I love this show.

  6. Nicole Evans

    Yes absolutely to Twister and A Day After Tomorrow. So, so good.

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Twister is definitely a comfort film for me. If ever I channel surf and see it on TV, I always have to watch it!

  8. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    I adore Breaking Bad but I think I actually love Better Call Saul more. I think it’s hard to have a show about lawyers and lawyer-ing be interesting week in week out, but Vince Gilligan nails it.

  9. Carmen

    Dante’s Peak and Twister are among my favorite disasters movies. I used to watch repeatedly a lot of rom com like My Best Friend’s Wedding, Pretty Woman, Four Weddings and A Funeral, and Ever After because I owned the movies. I also watched on repeat Gone with the Wind, The Hunt for Red October, Hostile Waters, and Mission Impossible I. My love for TV series is relatively new, but I love and have watched several times the adaptation of Thorn Birds.

  10. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I love Young Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones and Band of Brothers ❤ My go-to films are Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Narnian films and pretty much any 80’s fantasy films 😀 Other binge worthy TV for me is Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly, and Vikings.

  11. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Game of Thrones is indeed a mesmerizing series: just a few evenings ago I stumbled on a re-run of some episode from season 6 and stayed there because I could not bring myself to change the channel… 🙂
    As for a go-to movie when I’m in need of some fun, Galaxy Quest always wins!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Galaxy Quest – makes a note. Not sure I’ve ever watched that! Will go and take a look.
      Lynn 😀

  12. bkfrgr

    OMG! Young Frankenstein – yep. Princess Bride – yep. Twister – yep! Three out of our five go to movies right there! 🙂 The others are Galaxy Quest – holy cow! Do we bookish types all fall for the same movies or what? – and Jurassic Park.
    My binge shows right now are Cougar Town and X-Files. I watch both of these shows on loop. 🙂

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