QOTD #2: Deserted Island Movies

Question of the Day: You’re stranded on a deserted island with a TV, five movies, and five complete TV series. Which ones do you bring, and why?

My Answer: After thinking about this question, I’ve debated whether or not I’d want to bring the “best” TV show, or the longest. Also, would I want to bring the series and movies I love, or ones I’ve never seen before.

My movies:
1. Citizen Kane
I’m part of the crowd that considers this film one of the best of all time.
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
I know it’s technically three movies, but they are long. Long is good.
3. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
This film may be the best ever made, but I’m not sure because I don’t want to be biased as a Trek fan.
4. The Princess Bride
I’m going to need one of the best comedies ever made to keep me sane.
5. WALL-E
What is easily the best Pixar film needs to take the final slot.

My TV Show:
1. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Frankly, I consider this show the best one of all time, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. You bet after about 30 years I’d eventually be able to quote every episode from memory.
2. The West Wing
The episodes are so dense, you’d need to watch each one like five times to “get” everything.
3. Gilmore Girls
What, don’t judge me.
4. Stargate SG-1
Mainly because it’s ten seasons of quality entertainment.
5. Friends
I wanted a show that fit three categories for my last pick.
– It needed to be long-running.
– It needed to be good.
– I needed to be something I haven’t seen.
Friends fits all three categories, despite its sit-com format not being my forte.


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Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.