Thursday, May 27, 2021

TMP Television Edition: Globetrotting (Scripted, Non-reality, Non-travel, Non-docu series)

Wandering Through the Shelves hosts Thursday Movie Picks. It's a weekly series where bloggers post and share various movie picks every Thursday. 

The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them. For further details and the schedule visit the series main page here.

This week's theme is Globetrotting (Scripted, Non-reality, Non-travel, Non-docu series). I'm not going to lie, I had a total brainfog on what to come up with for this challenge.

The X-Files

FBI special agents investigate unexplained, mind-bending cases known as "X-Files." Though the government is convinced that the outlandish reports are false, conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and realist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), for most of the series, stop at nothing to prove that "the truth is out there."

This is absolutely not the first show that popped into my head for this week, but after giving it some thought, I think it fits. Though aliens never seemed to touch down further than the United States, Mulder and Scully's cases took them everywhere from Area 51 to alien spacecrafts in the sky. So, yeah I'm counting it. Getting abducted is more like galaxy-trotting than globe-trotting, but oh well.

Once Upon A Time

A young boy Henry brings his mother Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) back to his small town where he believes everyone is secretly a fictional fairy tale character including his step-mom Regina (Lana Parrilla). He hopes by helping Emma realize she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, the curse that makes everyone forget who they are will be broken. 

It pains me to include this on here because once upon a time this used to be one of my favorite shows. The first few seasons were so much fun, and it was the first time I started shipping a f/f relationship between Emma and Regina. Everything started going down hill after the third season. But I digress - the series was fun because it took us to a lot of locations both real and imagined from Neverland and Arendelle to Japan and Europe. 

Doctor Who

An eccentric yet compassionate extraterrestrial Time Lord zips through time and space to solve problems and battle injustice across the universe, traveling via the TARDIS, an old and occasionally unreliable spaceship that resembles a blue police phone box.

The only two seasons I've ever watched in full were Chris Eccleston and David Tennant. The latter will always be 'my doctor' as he was the first iteration of the character that I fell in love with. But I'm hoping to catch up on the rest of the series and even watch it from the beginning some day as I love the Doctors adventures with his companions trotting from one planet and time period to another.

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