Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Five: Comfort Media Edition

KathrynNJZ @ RevGalBlogPals says:

I don't get to watch that much tv anymore, but I actually wrote today's Oprah show down on my calendar. Why? Because she is hosting a Sound of Music cast reunion!!! Those of you who know me may be surprised that I would care so much about such a stereotypically girly flick, but I love it (although admittedly fast forward through the Reverend Mother's rendition of Climb Every Mountain). I can watch this movie over and over and over again.

It seems no matter how many new movies, tv shows or books come down the pike I still have my ol' stand by favorites that I can watch/read over and over and when I do they actually bring me comfort - like an old sweatshirt or a favorite food.

Today's Friday Five is an opportunity for you to list five of your favorite 'go-to' movies/tv shows/books. You can use images, links, explanations or netflix.

I'm having trouble making
this just five things, so I'm lumping into categories: Books, Movies, TV. I'll save music for another time.

1. Books: I'm a romance book junkie. I'll just admit it and be done. I tend to read a lot of books and donate them to the library but Susan Elisabeth Phillips books I collect. Also LaVryle Spencer, though she isn't writing anymore...which is why I linked to the wikipedia page for her. I can pick any of these books up and read them over and over and over again.

2. Movies: My go to/comfor
t/watch them over and over and over again favorites:
28 Days (the NOT scary one)
Home for the Holidays
Gone in 60 Seconds
There are too many Disney movies to mention. BUT if I'm in the need for a really, really good cry Steel Magnolias and Life as a House will get the tears flowing every time!

3. TV: These days there isn't much that I watch on TV. I do a lot of channel surfing. Guaranteed, though, if one of these shows is one, I will stop and watch it.

Gilmore Girls
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Cosby Show
The West Wing
Doesn't matter how many times I've seen the episodes, I still watch them over and over again. Oh, and McLeod's Daughters.
It's an Australian Show that I saw twice and was hooked. Thank God for Netflix and instant watch!

Hmmm...rain is threatening, it's my day off...comfort media, here I come!


Sue said...

I LOVE Steel Magnolias!!! It was so hard to pick favourites because I have so many.

kathrynzj said...

Wow, Lavyrle Spencer - LOVED those books in college. I remember when characters from one book showed up expecting a baby in another and I just about lost my mind I was so excited.

This is a great, fun list. Thanks for playing!

Teri said...

Have you read Julia Quinn? her romance novels are about the only ones I can keep around....the women are so witty!