Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Noughties Blogfest

In his new blogfest, Dave over at Dave Wrote This challenged bloggers to come up with a list of their favorite things from The Noughties (2000 – 2009). Since I can’t resist a good blogfest, I did a little research (because it turns out I’m really bad at remembering when things came out) and came up with my list. Check it out:

My Favorite Books, Movies and TV Series from the Noughties:

Titan AE
Emperor’s New Groove  – "Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives . . . I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say! Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him with this."

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Film
Ocean’s 11  – The first in my list of "heist" related films. And one of the first times I realized how awesome it is when the "bad guys" are really the good guys.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 

Firefly (tv series) – Joss Whedon's ultimate masterpiece . . .
The Bourne Identity
28 Days Later
Equilibrium – One of the best dystopian films I've ever seen. It reminds me a lot og Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (one of my favorite books). 
Resident Evil 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl  – I love ANYTHING with pirates in it. And adventure. And zombies. 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling – My favorite book in the Harry Potter series . . .

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Perfect Score  – Yes, another heist movie. This would later play a role in my own writing as I delved into the world of high school and larceny. 
Spiderman 2 – My favorite film in the Spiderman series. 
Scooby Doo 2 

Serenity – Though I still feel cheated that I never got to see a second season of Whedon's Firefly (damn you, Fox Network), the movie at least helped fill the void. 
Bones (tv series) 
The Island 
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 

Casino Royal – All I can say is, Daniel Craig, I was wrong to doubt you. I've seen just about every Bond movie ever made, and this one managed to blow them all out of the water. 
Stranger Than Fiction – One of the best, and most underrated movies I've ever seen
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – It still breaks my heart every time I remember that the series is over. Forever. 
The Big Bang Theory (tv series) – This speaks to the nerd in me . . . 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I never thought I'd find anything I love as much as Harry Potter. I was wrong. This comes as close as anything ever will. 
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog – Joss Whedon proves himself, yet again. And may I ask, is there anything better than a singing Evil Overlord? 
The Incredible Hulk – Redeeming the Hulk film franchise.

The Hangover
Zombieland – I friggin' love zombies.


  1. Great list. How did I forget 28 DAYS LATER and ZOMBIELAND?!?!?!

  2. Thanks for taking part.

    I see we had Firefly and I love Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction and The Lord Of The Rings films as well.

    I've never seen Titan AE and it's always intrigued me...

    Dave Wrote This

  3. I loved Firefly too. Great lists. I'd forgotten half of the things you listed!

  4. What a fun blogfest. I'm familiar with many of these items. Casino Royale would be favorite pick.

  5. Oh Boy, I forgot about "Equilibrium" for me it was like "1984" from the other view, maybe that was the point. Since you have a love for the zombies, I encourage you to check out my other site... zombies maybe? Yes!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Visit The Madness:

  6. So much of your list looks like my own list. Yay for Joss Whedon and Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

    I also adored Casino Royale and Ocean's 11. Fantastic films, really.

  7. Pretty great list. You've got some "lost" greats. Equilibrium was a cool surprise of a film. Stranger than Fiction is brilliant in so many ways: "Aren't you relieved to know you aren't a Golem?" I also liked Titan AE, but always felt a little embarrassed about that. Thanks for backing me up.

  8. I enjoyed your list. I've browsed around bit at your site. What a cool place you have here :)


  9. Oh my heart! You're such a nerd... and I love that! Bahahaha ( :

    P.s. Its been FAR too long since I've stalked your blog. I'm glad I'm back to being the creepy friend again ( ; teehee.

  10. What a fun blogfest I've missed! (this it what happens when I take a 2 week hiatus from blogger. EVERYTHING *hangs head*)

    You listed a few Items I hadn't seen/read, and I must because are tastes are SO SIMILAR! Wasn't 2001 a great year? :)

  11. Joshua - LOVE a good zombie movie, but I managed to forget a bunch of favorites myself haha.

    Dave and Brent - Titan AE is one of my all time favorites. Mostly because I love ANYTHING Joss Whedon does.

    Annalisa - It kills me that there wasn't a second season...

    iZombie - yeah, it's also very 1984-ish. I love dystopias almost as much as I love zombies. I'll have to check your blog out!

    M.J. - you have fantastic taste :)

    Donna - thank you so much! I looove new viewers.

    Jules - I've missed the stalking. And the nerding. You know you're with me on this one...

    Barbara - It's good to have you back to the blog-o-sphere! 2001 was a FANTASTIC year. And I have high hopes for 2012 as well. May it be just as wonderful.