TV & movies on my desert island

One of my Facebook friends had asked what three TV series we would want to take with us to our desert island. I chose Star Trek: Voyager, Flash, and, after binge-watching Glee, put it at #3. Someone else mentioned Leverage, and I just finished binge-watching it. I put it at #4.

I have been a huge science fiction fan all my life, having got started in first grade when I was reading fourth grade science fiction, to the consternation of the school librarian. Then, along came Star Trek. I was a Trekker for life. Then the Star Wars and Star Trek films. None of the films disappointed me, but a few episodes of Star TrekStar Trek: Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise did. I was not disappointed by a single episode of Star Trek: Voyager, so with my intense interest in science fiction, that series claims #1.

Ever since Stan Lee died on November 22, 2018, I have been watching all of the films based on Marvel Comics and DC Comics. That’s how Flash got up there to #2. Not a single episode disappointed me. I found Star Trek: Voyager to be a little more realistic than Flash, so Flash claimed the #2 spot.

I started piano lessons under my mother when I was 2, started violin lessons when I was 6, and started voice lessons when I was 10. Thus, it should be no surprise how Glee got the #3 spot.

Leverage almost tied Glee for #3, but there were two episodes that I thought were lacking, so it fell to #4.

This morning I started watching The Protectors, a 1972-73 series starring Robert Vaughn. I was addicted to Vaughn in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Not sure how I missed The Protectors.

I tried watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a few months ago but found the quality of the filming to be lacking. Same with The Protectors, which I will not finish watching. Not really surprising considering how much I love the special effects and such from the science fiction movies.

The Time Tunnel is another series that I watched in my youth but just doesn’t measure up now.

I don’t have any other TV series on my To Watch list, so I guess it’s on to movies for a few days, beginning with Omega Doom from 1997 about a post-holocaust world. Sounds like my kind of movie.

6 thoughts on “TV & movies on my desert island

    1. lecox

      Oh – some of my favorite movies: La Belle et La Bete (old French Beauty and the Beast). Black Orpheus – a great film made in Brazil. …

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  1. TamrahJo

    I like Leverage – we just finished watching it again this spring – 🙂
    Given the ‘election year’ I am re-watching The West Wing – just because, I like Aaron Sorkin’s writing – The Newsroom is another one he did, though it got cut rather short – and the first season is the best – to my mind.
    The roommate (my son) has been walking me through the Marvel movies which he has queued up to watch in ‘chronological’ order – So much of all of them make so much more sense now that I’m not watching “This character, 1, 2, 3 – Next character, 1,2,3 – I’m not as lost as before on the entire story line! 😀

    I’d like to watch the TV series S.H.I.E.L.D again – I really enjoyed it – 🙂
    Star Wars animated Rebels was good, too – 🙂

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