Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.
I thought I would do a similar list to by Books I need to Read in 2013, but with TV Shows and Movies. This one feels a bit more embarrassing given how many big name shows are on the list that I have not watched. Again, this list is in no particular order.
13 TV Shows I need to Watch in 2014
Requirement: Shows must already have aired or in the process of airing that I am already not watching.
- Veronica Mars
- Sherlock BBC
- Game of Thrones
- Once Upon A Time & Once Upon A Time in Wonderland
- Downtown Abbey
- Atlantis BBC
- Orphan Black (technically I have seen a couple of the episodes but I stopped watching it)
- Breaking Bad
- Sleepy Hollow
13 Movies I need to watch in 2014
– Movies have to already been at least released in theatres
– I have not watched it already
– Again, not in any particular order
- My Neighbour Totoro: I am growing a collection of Totoro plushies and accessories from friends overseas. I feel fake for having them without having seen the movie.
- Keep of the Mountains: Now this one will confuse people who know me since this is outside of my normal genre of movie watching. This documentary is about Elizabeth Hawley, now 90, who has been recognized as the foremost Himalayan mountaineering historian in the world through her detailed recording of more than 80,000 Himalayan expedition ascents. Her reports are seen as the world’s largest and most treasured Himalayan mountaineering archive and are trusted by news organizations and publications around the globe. All this despite never climbing a mountain, because in her own words “Why would I want to? I am a city girl.” While I am not a mountain climbing enthusiast, I do have a soft spot for stories about old birds who have done the impossible. I came across this film when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour made a stop in Kelowna in December and showed an edited version of the film.
- Elysium: No special reason. Just looks like a good movie that I would enjoy.
- 50/50: Loving Joseph Gordon-Levitt back since his days on 3rd Rock from the Sun and I am happy to see him taking off on the big screen. If you need to know why I love this man so much, watch is Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Merchant… That and his duet with Lady Gaga singing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’.
- Looper: See my love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt plus Bruce Willis is in it. Concept for the movie looks really interesting as well.
- The following Studio Ghibli movies: The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Wind Rises, From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea, and The Borrower Arrietty. I haven’t seen all of Studio Ghibli’s work but these are the ones I want to see for myself.
- The Truth about Nanjing: Only because the notion “that the Nanjing Massacre was a politically motivated frame-up by China and the numerous Western eyewitnesses” (as claimed by the director) is on the same level of people who deny the Holocaust ever happening. And I want to see what this crazy idiot really believes happened in that time period.
- Up: Yup, haven’t seen it. Feel like I should fix that at some point
- District 9: Again, yup haven’t seen it, despite owning the movie. Feel like I should fix this.
- Pan’s Labyrinth: See comments on Up & insert here.
- Oz the Great and Powerful: Haven’t seen it but always thought it looked great based on the trailers. I realize this is problematic thing to do, base a movie on its trailer but I feel relatively safe doing it with this one.
- Geography Club: Heard good things about this, want to check it out for myself
- Riddick: Yes this will probably suck but I enjoy the series, and love seeing Karl Urban at work.
See anything that you have not seen as well? See any recommendations for shows or movies I need to watch based off this one? Let me know in the comments below!