#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?

My 48 Favorite Movies For The 48 Years Of My Life


In celebration of my 48th birthday earlier this month, I am doing three special posts: first, one on my 48 favorite books for the 48 years of my life, which published this past Sunday; then, today, my 48 favorite movies; and this Friday, my 48 favorite albums.

For this list, I broke it down, roughly by decade or every 12 years of my life. I did not always have a movie for every year, as sometimes I had two for another year instead. Unfortunately, this did leave out a lot of favorites from before I was born, including Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, and Touch of Evil, just to name a few. The ones in bold are my favorite for those 12 years and those in bold and with an asterisk are underrated classics.


  1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  2. The Wild Bunch
  3. Fiddler on the Roof
  4. The Sting
  5. The Godfather, Part II
  6. The Conversation*
  7. Rocky
  8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  9. Smokey and the Bandit
  10. Apocalypse Now
  11. Breaking Away*
  12. The Empire Strikes Back


  1. Raiders of the Last Ark
  2. Blade Runner
  3. Amadeus
  4. The Breakfast Club
  5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  6. The Princess Bride
  7. Broadcast News
  8. Die Hard
  9. Do The Right Thing*
  10. Dead Poets Society
  11. Goodfellas
  12. The Natural

1993- 2004

  1. Schindler’s List
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. Forrest Gump
  4. Clueless
  5. As Good as it Gets
  6. Saving Private Ryan
  7. Run Lola Run*
  8. The Matrix
  9. Office Space
  10. Almost Famous
  11. Gladiator
  12. Kill Bill 1 & 2


  1. Little Miss Sunshine
  2. Lars and the Real Girl*
  3. Deadpool
  4. Winter’s Bone*
  5. Up in the Air
  6. Inception
  7. Django Unchained
  8. Boyhood
  9. Spotlight
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy
  11. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  12. Moonrise Kingdom

If you had a list of favorite movies for the number of years for every year of your life, what would be some of those you’d have to include? Any crossovers?