This is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Where Fellow Book Bloggers Share Their Top Ten of The Given Subject.
Top Ten Tuesday Mash-Up
25th August – 15th September
As this week is a freebie I am going to use it to catch up with the Top Ten Tuesday weeks that I have missed but with twelve entried covering Films and Tv as well as Books.
August 25th: 12 Books, Films and Tv shows that would be on my syllabus if I taught Apocolypse 101
1. TV Show: The Walking Dead
Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.
2. Book: The Maze Runner
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
3. Film: The World’s End
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.
4. TV: Z Nation
Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
5. Book: Under the Dome
There’s a reason why Stephen King is one of the best selling writers in the world ever. He knows how to write stories that suck you in and are impossible to put down. The New York Times describes it as a ‘relentless tidal pull’ and Stephen King has done it time and time again with stories like The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile and The Stand.
In Under the Dome, he has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don’t read it, you live it.
It is the story of the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.
The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late.
6. Film: The Host
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
7. TV: Revolution
Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.
8. Book: DivergantIn Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
9. Film: Warm Bodies
After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
10. TV: You, me and the End of the World (Apocolypse)
When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.
11. Book: The Hunger Games
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.
12. Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
September 1st: Twelve characters I just didn’t Click With.
1. TV Show – EastEnders: Abi Branning
I just can’t stand her. She whines and is really pathetic around her ‘boyfriend’ Ben. I am not a fan of her father Max either but Abi has to be my most hated character on EastEnders.
2. Film – The Host: Jared
I’m team Ian all the way so Jared just annoyed me, especially his attitude and inability to see the good in Wanda for most of the film.
3. Book – The Selection: Aspen
The same reasons as above really. I am team Maxon all the way and Aspen got in the way of that so I dislike him. Well until the end anyway when he finally manages to let America go and moves on to Lucy which was adorable.
4. TV Show – Arrow: Laurel Lance
I can’t stand her. I don’t know what it is about this character but I cringe every time she comes on the screen. Maybe it is because, like Abi she is a weak character who can’t stand on her own feet without a man around.
5. Film – E.T: E.T
E.T is my phobia. He is just so damn creepy. Even putting his picture here is giving me the creeps. Give me Wall-E any day.
6. Book – Watersong: Gemma
I found her really selfish, I am a massive fan of her sister Harper and Gemma’s disrespect and her unappreciation of Harper just annoyed me.
7. TV Show – Doctor Who: Missy
The master can not be female. It isn’t right and I prefer John Simm as the master anyway due to his crazy villain tendancies like devouraring a whole chicken, he is a little Moriarty and I like that. I just don’t like the idea of a time-lord changing genders either. They change their apperence and some of their personality traits but inside after being male for so many years, it must be a little odd for them? Plus female Timelords even have different qualities to males so that puts them as seperate genders right? Females can choose how they regenerate and choose what they look like where males can’t. It all gets a little confusing if they can switch genders. Moffat, don’t you dare make the doctor female okay? To hell with femanist tendancies, I am female and do not mind at all that there hasn’t been a female doctor as River and a whole group of strong independant companions has made up for it anyway.
8. Film – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Frodo Baggins
I just watched the first film for the first time since I was about 6 or 7 and I can’t belive how much Frodo annoyed me. He nearly died about twenty times and never fought in battles until everyone else had done the leg work. He is literally the weakest member of the fellowship and just lets everyone else do everything for him. I could just be a little biast though beacuse I love Bilbo’s brave personality so much, but I think Bilbo is a much better protagonist. Whether he gets less annoying in later films I don’t know but I guess I’ll see when I watch the others.
9. Book – Fangirl: Wren
I identify with her twin Cath so much that I dislike Wren for the most of the book for being so mean to Cath. She goes behind her sister’s back, doesn’t look after her when she is terrified and takes the micky out of her fandom like every bully we have ever encountered. Nope, I do not like her at all.
10. TV Show – Grimm: Juliette
I admit I did like Juliette for the first three series but then, in series four, it all went horribly wrong. I don’t want to include too many spoilers here but really it comes down to destroyed books and hostory to where my hate stems from the most (Those who have seen it know what I mean. That perticular event had me seething for DAYS after I watched it, I’m not even kidding about that either)
11. Film – The Hunger Games: Gale
I never really liked Gale as a Peeta fan but there was just somthing about him that I didn’t like before that too. I mean, I liked him in the book (well in the first one, hate him in all the others) But there is just something I couldn’t stand about Film Gale even in the first film.
12. Book – The Maze Runner: Teresa
I never liked Teresa even in the first book, but by the end my dislike was absolute hate. Team Brenda all the way!!!
September 8th: Twelve Series I Have Yet to Finish.
1. TV Show: The Fosters
I just havn’t had a chance to finish this yet.
2. Film: The Hobbit
I still have Battle of Five armies to watch. I will do but I just havn’t had the chance.
3. Book: Across the Universe
I just havn’t the time to read the second book yet even though the first one was amazing.
4. TV Show: Teen Wolf
I have slowed down in watching this show now. I am going to finish it sometime, but considering I loved the show so much at first I am kind of losing interest now a little at season three. Maybe it can catch my interest again sometime.
5. Film: Star Wars
I have the rest on my planner to watch, I just havn’t got round to it yet.
6. Book: Goddess Test
Havn’t had time to read the rest yet even though the first book was great!
7. TV Show: Supernatural
Soooo maaaany seeeasons…
8. Film: The Lord of the Rings
I have watched these when I was younger but I was so young I really don’t remember them. So I am re-watching it for what feels like the first time anyway but I have only had time for the first one so far as they are so long.
9. Book: Goddess Summoning
I love this series but the next book I have to read Goddess of Love doesn’t sound as interesting as the others. I will read it at some point though.
10. TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
I have grown a little fed up of this show at three seasons in. Plus i hear Alaric dies and I love him and that can’t do so I probably will not finish this series. I never finished the book series either because it became so weird. I think I may move on to The Original’s instead as they are awesome and I need me some Klaus.
11. Film: The Amazing Spider-man
Just havn’t had the time to watch the second film yet, it’s on my shelf.
12. Book: Hush Hush
I’m not sure why I never finished this as I loved this series when I was abut 13, but I never did and it’s been so long I can’t remember the plot now. Anyone got a summary for me please?