#AMonthofFaves 2018: Favorite TV series and movies

Again today, I’m joining hosts  GirlxoxoTraveling with T and Estella’s Revenge for their annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” with “every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out” and  a link-up on all their blogs. Today’s topic is 
 “On The Screen”.

Favorite TV series

These are some of my favorites, with some overlaps with my wife, but not all:

  • Aggretsuko
  • Alone Together
  • CSI
  • Father Ted
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries
  • Kim’s Convenience
  • The Kominisky Method
  • Letterkenny
  • Miranda
  • Mozart in the Jungle (Season 4)
  • Psiconautas
  • Vicious

These are, or were, available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. The highlights for me were the two Canadian shows: Kim’s Convenience and Letterkenny. If you’re offended by language, skip Letterkenny. But if you’re not and like quirky and offbeat, then watch. Unfortunately, if you’re in America, only the first two seasons are available (so far) on Hulu. 
Also quirky and offbeat are Alone Together and  Psiconautas. The most joyous of all of them is Miranda and both Kim and I loved all of the episodes.

Favorite movies

These are our favorite movies from this year in alphabetical order:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Deadpool 2
  • Eighth Grade
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Love, Simon
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Paddington 2
  • A Star is Born
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The ones I enjoyed watching the most were Deadpool 2 and Paddington 2, two movies on the opposite end of the spectrum, highlighted by this exchange on Twitter:

The ones, though, that I think were the most important were BlacKkKlansman and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the latter of which my wife and I cried through most of. The former solidified my love of the actor Adam Driver, whom I loved in Logan Lucky, and introduced us to a new love of John David Washington, Denzel Washington’s son, a formidable actor on his own.

What were your favorite TV series and movies that you watched this year?

13 thoughts on “#AMonthofFaves 2018: Favorite TV series and movies

  1. I feel like I’m lacking as a Canadian because I’ve never seen Kim’s Convenience. Also, I just read a good book called “I’m Proud of You” and it’s all about the author’s unlikely friendship with Fred Rogers. You might be interested in it…

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  2. I still need to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor. I grew up on his show as a kid. Adam Driver is amazing. I love everything he’s in. Logan Lucky was one of my faves from last year. Eighth Grade brought me back to my own awkward experience. So good.

    I have not heard of so many of the TV shows. I’ll have to look into them. But I do love Miranda!

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  3. At one point during Won’t You Be My Neighbor? my daughter started quietly weeping. That documentary was so beautiful.

    A friend recommended Kim’s Convenience to me so it’s on my list of things to check out.

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  4. I just bookmarked this list! I saw Black Panther which I loved – and Mission Impossible as well. I need to get better at trcking my movie watching because I can’t remember much at the end of the year.


    1. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. The seasons are short and episodes are short so it’s not a long commitment either. We actually had to take breaks in between so we didn’t “gobble” it all up.


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