Movies + TV

Edge of Our Seats

Movies and TV shows filled with tension, mystery, and things that are not quite right.

pleasantvilleposterPleasantville (1998)
David doesn’t have many friends, his family is always fighting, and he’s obsessed with this black-and-white 1950s sitcom called Pleasantville, which is about a town where—you guessed it—everyone is pleasant. One night, David and his sister, Jennifer, are mysteriously transported to a real-life black-and-white Pleasantville. They have to pretend they’re fictional kids from the show, and David begs Jennifer to keep up the act so they don’t mess anything up. But then Jennifer and her TV boyfriend have premarital sex (gasp!) and things in their once-perfect world start appearing IN COLOR. Soon, people all over Pleasantville feel new bursts of emotion and begin to transform out of their black-and-white identities. Teenagers start getting it on. Women slack on their housewifery, and their husbands freak out—it’s awesome! Sometimes I say things like, “Ugh, today sucks, I wish I lived in the 1950s,” because I love the era’s aesthetics (all the soda fountains, poodle skirts, and jukeboxes), but I’m forgetting its horrifying politics. Watching Pleasantville reminds me to appreciate my life now because there was never a “simpler” time, just simpler TV shows. —Gabby

twinpeaks_logo-ep4Twin Peaks
1990-1991, ABC

This show is responsible for helping to make TV weirder. It is responsible for everything from Lost to The Killing. Most important, Twin Peaks is responsible for that time I jumped up in fear and spilled milk all over my computer and had to hit up the Genius Bar in shame. IT’S SO GOOD YOU GUYS. Set in a seemingly quaint, tight-knit community, everything slowly falls apart when the homecoming queen is found dead—giants give cryptic clues, doughnuts are consumed, diaries found, and, perhaps most impressive, the SCARIEST, MOST HAUNTING character on the show (and maybe in television history?) only has under six minutes of screen time. In the whole series. THIS SHOW WILL STAY WITH YOU. I think my favorite thing about it is that the seedy underbelly isn’t purely related to sex, violence, crime, and drugs, but also the SUPERNATURAL. And the vibe feels like that of some parallel universe, because there’s tacky ’80s hair and soap operas, but also a sweater girl dancing to a jukebox as though the whole town is still stuck in some idea of, like, the golden age of family and marriage and everything else that turns to shit in this series’ two seasons. Your life will improve when you watch it. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT look up the spoilers. My post-pilot Wikipedia search of desperation may be my life’s regret. —Tavi

primesuspectpromoPrime Suspect
1991–2006, ITV
This excellent, super-feminist British production blew me away when it first aired in the early ’90s. It was a time when I found TV (aka “the idiot box”) to truly suck, the exception being Twin Peaks, which was on the air for what felt like five minutes. Humans like me were desperate. Then along came this series, which was GROUNDBREAKING in so many ways. It stars the beloved Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison—the first truly complex TV character I’d ever seen. She is deeply flawed (her work addiction ruins her relationships and keeps her from quitting her many vices), but still brilliant and ballsy and inspiring. The series opened my eyes to critical social issues, and DCI Tennison’s detective work really did keep me guessing. It made me realize how much I love the tightly wrought and intelligent crime dramas (Wallander is a recent one) that the Brits do so, so well. —Sonja

dragontattooposterThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Sweden; 2011, U.S.)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo—either the Swedish original or David Fincher’s American remake—is one of the most disturbing and compelling mysteries I’ve seen in a long, long time. Based on a book series by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, the story focuses on the unexplained disappearance of a girl named Harriet Vanger. About 40 years after she goes missing, Harriet’s great-uncle hires an investigative journalist named Blomkvist to re-examine the case. Blomkvist needs an excellent researcher to help him, so he taps Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker who also happens to be a hyperintelligent goth girl hell-bent on destroying misogynists and rapists. (I really like her.) Salander and Blomkvist try to decipher the mystery that has plagued the Vanger family for decades—and that mystery gets more confusing and frightening as the duo goes deeper into the case. Everyone should see both the American version (starring Rooney Mara) and the Swedish version (starring Noomi Rapace), but if you plan to watch either, be warned that they include extremely graphic depictions of sexual assault and violence against women that are difficult to watch. Still, TGWTDT is beautiful, complex, and hard to forget. —Hazel

americanhorrorstorypromoAmerican Horror Story
2011–present, FX
American Horror Story is a campy, genuinely scary, disorienting, disturbing, and totally bonkers show. But mostly it’s mesmerizing—half the time I have no idea what’s going on, but I can’t stop watching. Each season starts with a different twisted tale: The first one is about a family that moves into a demented haunted house, and the second is set in a 1960s institution for the “criminally insane.” AHS brazenly depicts almost every taboo subject imaginable (serial killers, children hidden in attics, and electroshock therapy, to name a few) and stylistically it’s unlike anything else on TV—sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s fantastical, and sometimes the horrors are very real and unsettling. I like it because it challenges me. If you’re into a good scare, don’t mind off-the-wall twists, and can handle watching some truly brutal imagery, AHS will suck you in. —Amber

inlandempireposterInland Empire (2006)
If you’ve ever heard the term “Lynchian,” that’s a reference to the director David Lynch and his strange mind, where normal things (like diners) are creepy, and creepy things (like the witch-woman who works at the diner) are normal. Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Lynch’s other classics are twisted in their own special ways, but Inland Empire makes them look like Sesame Street. A follow-up to Mulholland Drive, this movie is loosely about a lost actress (played by the always amazing Lynch muse Laura Dern) and L.A.’s dark corners. It’s more concerned, however, with exploring the magic of filmmaking and turning traditional ideas about plot and chronology upside down. It’s probably the scariest movie I’ve ever seen—but not in the traditional horror-flick sense. It features cutaways to a TV show about a walking, talking rabbit family dressed like humans, as well as a fair amount of doppelgängers and gore, all of which are distinctly frightening. The first time I saw it, at a matinee with two friends, it felt a little bit like torture—but none of us fidgeted or said a word about how uncomfortable we were for the entire three-hour-plus runtime. Walking back out into the world—by that time it was dark—felt like leaving a funhouse. We might’ve wanted to get out sooner, but we couldn’t find our way. –Joe

phenomenaposterPhenomena (1984)
Dario Argento is a master of weirdo horror movies. Phenomena (also released as Creepers) may not be his best, but it’s one of my favorites, because the main character is so strong and sweet at the same time. It stars Jennifer Connelly in her babe-ly teen years. Her character (also called Jennifer) is constantly accused of being crazy because she sleepwalks and communicates with insects, so she makes it her mission to run away from her boarding school (where a serial killer also happens to be on the loose). Some scenes are super, super gross (like the one where hordes of flies eat a dude alive), but it’s cool to watch—if you’re into that kind of thing (and I am). And despite all the crap she goes through, Jennifer (the character) stays sensitive and powerful and sure of herself, which is a really refreshing change from a lot of horror-movie heroines. —Arabelle

thegirlhbopromoThe Girl (2012)
The HBO movie The Girl begins with this quote: “Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” It’s attributed to Alfred Hitchcock, the late director known as the Master of Suspense, whose reported obsession with Tippi Hedren—one of his BLONDE leading ladies—is what The Girl is all about. Hedren starred in Hitchcock’s Marnie and The Birds, and she says she was basically tortured psychologically and physically by Hitchcock during filming. In The Girl, Sienna Miller does a beautiful job playing Hedren, and really exposes the inner hell the actress experienced while working with Hitch. As a viewer, you can practically feel it. Knowing this backstory taints Hitchcock’s “genius” for me, and I’ll leave you with another one of his doozies: “The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.” Was he trying to be funny? Or was he insane? —Sonja

thebirdsposterThe Birds (1963)
Like Sonja said, Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren had a terrible working relationship, though Hedren maintains Hitchcock ruined her career, and not her. Melanie, the actress’s character in The Birds, doesn’t fare as well. She endures unexplained avian attacks that look like actual torture, which may be because, according to Hedren, Hitchcock ditched mechanical birds for real ones while they were filming, without warning. If you have a feather phobia, this movie is not for you. After all, birds are everywhere! I can see some now! It’s the kind of thing that could make you afraid to go outside. But, if you’re a fan of 1960s skirt-suits or suspense, it’s a good entry into Hitchcock’s spooky canon. —Emma

blowupposterBlow-Up (1966)
Directed by the Italian auteur/legend Michelangelo Antonioni, Blow-Up is the story of Thomas, a shallow, easily distracted fashion photographer. While developing pictures that he’d taken in a park of two lovers, Thomas realizes there’s a lot more to the scene than he thought. As he enlarges the images and studies them, he sees that he accidentally captured the aftermath of a crime—or maybe he didn’t. Blow-Up has the sorts of thrills and suspense you’d expect from a mystery, but it’s also a fun look at mod London. I’m obsessed with it, though, because it questions the camera’s ability to accurately capture reality: we look at an image and think we see one thing, but is the thing we’re seeing really even there? I’ll spare you the long-ass film-nerd essay that I feel I’m on the verge of writing here and instead just say: watch this movie. It’s very cool. —Amber

ffaloBuffalo ’66 (1998)
This is a thrilling, disturbing film about a teenage girl named Layla (Christina Ricci) who is kidnapped from her tap-dancing class by Billy (Vincent Gallo), a recently released prisoner. Billy brings Layla home to meet his parents and introduces her as his fiancée, and she willingly goes along with it. She even starts to develop genuine feelings for him, and talks to him in ways that make it seem like they’re together by choice. It’s a plot twist that could have been lifted from a page in the Stockholm Syndrome textbook (if one existed), which didn’t stop me from wondering, Why is she going along with this? Isn’t she scared at all? I’ll admit that Buffalo ’66 can be confusing sometimes, but the plot is so interesting and surprising that you have to keep watching until the end. —Britney

lauraposterLaura (1944)
One of the most fun noir films ever. Not only is it witty and surprising, and but it also cleverly subverts audience expectations. Gene Tierney stars as Laura, who’s dead when the movie starts. Or is she? I won’t spoil it for you, but I will sing the praises of my favorite characters, including the newspaperman and would-be paramour Waldo Lydecker, who’s often found typing and smoking in his very grand bathtub. Vincent Price is young and vital as Laura’s main man, Shelby Carpenter, a guy who clearly doesn’t deserve her. So, who killed Laura? Because it’s the 1940s, there’s a handsome detective who’s on the case—and he won’t stop until he’s cracked the thing wide open. —Emma

queenofversaillesposterThe Queen of Versailles (2012)
A documentary about the largest single-family home in America might not sound too exciting. To its credit, The Queen of Versailles spends less energy on said house, which happens to be MODESTLY modeled after the Palace of Versailles, and more time with the wealthy, stubborn Siegel family in its disillusioned quest to build it. The patriarch, David, made his millions selling timeshares, which basically means he locked people into renting his condos for their annual vacations—whether they had enough money that year or not. It turns out he made deals he couldn’t afford, too; when the economic bubble burst in 2008, he was screwed. Siegel was part of the gluttonous system that created that crisis, so I fluctuate between wanting him to shut up forever and trying to understand why I still sort of feel bad for him. Jackie Siegel, his relatively young wife, is much easier to sympathize with, but even she reacts to the family’s financial downfall in ways that are as humble as they are out-of-touch. The entire movie is sad and infuriating: sad because it emphasizes how greed creates a culture of disappointment, and infuriating because these people mostly come off as disgustingly entitled. —Danielle

Pretty-Little-Liars-pretty-little-liars-tv-show-12853960-1280-1024Pretty Little Liars
2010–present, ABC Family
PLL is the giant cubic zirconia gem in ABC Family’s tiara of tween drama. It follows four high school girls—Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna (aka the Liars)—who are suspects in their friend Alison’s unsolved murder. The audience knows they didn’t do it, but the citizens of their town, Rosewood, aren’t so sure—and the Liars start getting threats from a mysterious person named “A.” They all block A’s number and email address, but the messages keep appearing—scrawled on mirrors in lipstick, traced in the steam from their showers, inside fortune cookies, etc. A knows their worst secrets, which the girls are desperate to hide from Rosewood—and one another. The first episode hooked me with the characters’ hidden agendas (Rosewood is full of shady people who could be A). If you like watching girls behave badly, but you’re not as concerned with stuff like exposition, start watching this show immediately! —Emily Gaudette

16333Suburbia (1983)
This early-’80s cult classic opens with a jarring scene: a wild dog attacks and kills a toddler. It sets a grim tone for a powerful movie that’s actually about punk-rock runaways (who, for the most part, are played by real teenagers from the L.A. punk scene, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, Flea). Throughout, dogs are a metaphor for how people in suburban Southern California see the runaways—untamed and vicious—even though, like the dogs, many act the way they do because they feel abandoned. They squat in a deserted home they call the T.R.—short for “total reject”—house. Some are there because of drunk or abusive parents. Others are rebelling, like a character who doesn’t like that his dad came out as a gay. The movie captures the energy and escapism of ’80s punk, but also shows its drawbacks—homophobia and violence among them. There are fucked-up moments, especially as the characters’ backstories are revealed, but Suburbia is still one of the most honest portraits of alienation and the search for a real home that I’ve seen. —Stephanie

veronicamarspromoVeronica Mars
2004–2006, UPN; 2006–2007, The CW
When this now-cancelled cult series first aired, its eponymous main character—a quick-witted, ironic, and hilarious high school detective—became the Nancy Drew for a new millennium. Each season followed Veronica (Kristen Bell) through one big case, starting in the first season with the murder of her best friend, Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried). In her gumshoe exploits, Veronica is surrounded by a host of memorable dude characters: her private-eye dad; Wallace, her loyal best friend; and, best of all, Logan, an obnoxious punk-turned-love-interest who still makes me swoon. The show gets extra points for introducing a pre-New Girl Max Greenfield as the young policeman who falls for Veronica’s many charms. But it was Veronica who was always the best and the strongest. Watch all three seasons back to back, weep for the end of the series, and then join the rest of us weirdo fans in the online campaign (led by Bell herself!) for a Veronica Mars movie. —Emma

touchofevilposterTouch of Evil (1958)
One of the creepiest movies I have ever seen. It’s a film noir by Orson Welles about criminals and lawmen along the U.S.–Mexico border, and it plays with darkness and proximity and weird desolate spaces to make you feel really off-kilter the whole time. What I love most about this movie is how Welles takes the free-floating anxiety that’s the hallmark of all film noir and attaches it to people’s real-world fears in the ’50s (and now!) about the porous boundaries between genders, races, nationalities, and personal identities. As the literal border between the two countries keeps getting violated, all kinds of lines get crossed, and you’re flung into this shadowy world where NO RULES APPLY, and it’s totally discombobulating. Try to get your hands on the 112-minute 1998 cut, which follows Welles’s own vision for the film, as expressed in this 58-page memo to Universal—read it if you’re interested in becoming a film or TV editor, or any kind of editor, for that matter. —Anaheed ♦

65 Comments

  • Abby March 7th, 2013 11:05 PM

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY AHHH YESSSSS.

    • Britney March 8th, 2013 8:34 PM

      I KNOW!!!!! IT’S SO PERFECT.

  • litchick March 7th, 2013 11:08 PM

    I haven’t seen The GIrl With the Dragon Tattoo yet, but I read the book and loved it! The whole series is very interesting. Salander is one of my fave characters in any of the books I’ve read recently.

  • StellaBerlin March 7th, 2013 11:11 PM

    Wow! All of these suggestions are so good! Ahh I’ve been wanting to watch twin peaks for such a long time but I’m kinda afraid?

  • StellaBerlin March 7th, 2013 11:11 PM

    Wow! All of these suggestions are so good! Ahh I’ve been wanting to watch twin peaks for such a long time but I’m kinda afraid?

  • paige.xo March 7th, 2013 11:19 PM

    perfect. I love creepy things :)

  • casper March 7th, 2013 11:21 PM

    The Queen of Versailles didn’t make me too angry until the part where the stupid girl doesn’t feed the pet reptile and it fucking dies oh my GOD I want to shake her

  • Katherine March 7th, 2013 11:29 PM

    I’ve been dying to watch Queen of Versailles! Some of these other movies sound pretty interesting, too.

  • llamalina March 7th, 2013 11:29 PM

    as soon as i saw this i thought that american horror story had better be on that list or i would cry and you guys did not disappoint. god i love that show, the first season will honestly bring me to tears no matter how many times i watch it. and i almost died when i saw veronica mars on the list too- veronica mars is one of the best tv shows i have ever seen, it’s so freaking underrated and it is so so so rookie and everyone should just talk about veronica mars more often please. this list is the best ever.

    http://llamalina.blogspot.com

    • Britney March 8th, 2013 8:36 PM

      I cried during almost every episode of AHS, if not all. If I watch it, then tears are guaranteed to follow.

  • Kathryn March 7th, 2013 11:38 PM

    I made the same mistake with Twin Peaks. :’(
    And Downton Abbey.
    DAMN YOU, WIKIPEDIA!!!!!

  • Kathryn March 7th, 2013 11:40 PM

    Also, I saw all three seasons of Veronica Mars at Goodwill one time and considered buying them but didn’t and now I am FILLED WITH REGRET

    • oriGINAlity95 March 8th, 2013 11:32 AM

      I’m filled with regret for you having been filled with regret for not buying them :( The WB only has season two and three right now and I wanted to start watching from the beginning again!

  • MaddsBeMe March 7th, 2013 11:43 PM

    Veronica Mars
    WATCH IT , if you haven’t seen it its just perfect I’m jealous of the people who haven’t seen it because they get to watch it again for the first time
    Argh
    I love it

  • Tara March 7th, 2013 11:47 PM

    Twin Peaks is just the best! I love love Touch of Evil. also so happy Blow Up is on here!

  • jessejames March 7th, 2013 11:47 PM

    Veronica Mars is one of my favorite shows ever!!!

    Logan Echolls <3

  • molly mazahs March 7th, 2013 11:48 PM

    ye yes
    although twin peaks is always my favorite tv show, pretty little liars holds a special place in my heart. It’s so dumb and I hate everything about it but i love it so mUCH it’s incredible. I can’t eve n describe my love :’(

  • Kathryn March 8th, 2013 12:01 AM

    PS: I have seen every episode of pretty little liars. lol

  • cherrycola27 March 8th, 2013 12:04 AM

    Pleasantville! We watched that in one of my sociology classes, and I loved it! I need to watch it again. And ahhhh Twin Peaks. Such a great, great show. I had weird nightmarish dreams when I was watching it. Has anyone been to Snoqualmie, in Washington, where some of it was filmed? The vibe up there is so Twin Peaks, and it’s amazing! Plus they have the (almost) original R&R cafe and some damn fine coffee and cherry pie.

    • Tavi March 8th, 2013 1:26 AM

      We went there on the Rookie Road Trip! It was so fun:
      http://rookiemag.com/2012/07/road-trip-diary-week-three/
      http://www.theardorous.com/portfolio/arms-bend-back/

    • alisatimi March 8th, 2013 6:52 AM

      I visited the US about three years ago and I went up there… But I hadn’t seen Twin Peaks yet! So I only realized it was the same waterfall after watching the opening credits for probably about the twentieth time, it made me so frustrated I hadn’t been able to appreciate it properly.

    • Katzemuse March 9th, 2013 7:59 PM

      ahh I live in Seattle, so Snoqualmie is just an hour away. I passed through this summer with my dad when we were off backpacking. I had no idea why he got so excited about this place haha, now I tempted to start another addictive show. ;)

  • SWIZZLEFAIRY22 March 8th, 2013 12:24 AM

    All of your suggestions seem pretty good but, I can’t believe you guys don’t have Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Also, anyone and everyone should watch Misfits, its so good!

    • hellorose March 10th, 2013 10:58 AM

      YES. MISFITS.

      or at least until they replaced all the characters.

  • rafikisan March 8th, 2013 12:31 AM

    USC is screening all of the episodes of Twin Peaks on several sundays this spring. They serve coffee and donuts! Plus Q & A with cast and crew!!

    • bugaleeto March 8th, 2013 4:02 PM

      what is USC?

      • jenaimarley March 8th, 2013 7:50 PM

        University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, is what rafikisan is referring to I think?

  • gretagreta March 8th, 2013 12:33 AM

    Twin Peaks > real life. Ahhhh such an amazing show! I live in Washington and whenever I’m driving up to the mountains or something I start freaking out and imagining Log Lady narrating my imminent death (hmmm maybe it’s not a good thing for my mental health to be watching this..?).
    And Pleasantville is so great, I did a happy dance in my airplane seat when it was on the plane yesss. Plus Alfred Hitchcock films…the best best best!

    Greta xoxo
    laviedegreta.blogspot.com

  • rubypowers March 8th, 2013 12:34 AM

    I highly suggest you all watch ‘Scandal’, season one is currently on Netflix. (I just checked to make sure!) You can also watch season 2 episodes on abc.go.com/shows/scandal It is sooo fast paced and incredibly intense, I can’t believe no one mentioned it!

  • Ladymia69 March 8th, 2013 1:06 AM

    Everyone should watch the canon of Dario Argento movies from the 70s and 80s. They are voluptuous, operatic, beautiful, and horrific.

  • unicornconnect March 8th, 2013 1:54 AM

    Seriously this is the best rookie theme yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Still totally scared to watch Twin Peaks though. And don’t even get me started to Alfred Hitchcock……..
    0. 0
    ~

    http://redpunzel-carla.blogspot.com

  • Spotty March 8th, 2013 2:01 AM

    VERONICA MARS! I thought I was the only one who liked this show.

  • Sorcha M March 8th, 2013 2:08 AM

    MMmmmm, these are beautiful, you should also watch Sherlock

    • jenaimarley March 8th, 2013 8:24 AM

      YESSSSSS SHERLOCK

      • TessaTheTeenageWitch March 9th, 2013 12:42 AM

        *keyboard smash with face* SHERLOCKKKKKKKKKK <3 <3 <3

        • HollinsCollins March 10th, 2013 11:03 AM

          I LOVE SHERLOCK. *dying*

  • julalondon March 8th, 2013 4:32 AM

    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO…omg the swedish original is probably one of the most disturbing things i’ve ever watched in my whole life, BUT IT’S SOO GOOD!!!!

    • jenaimarley March 8th, 2013 8:22 AM

      I’ve only seen the Swedish one and it is horribly disturbing but so so good.
      Is there a real reason to watch the American version?

      • Hazel March 8th, 2013 11:19 AM

        People think the American version is a re-make of the Swedish movie, but it’s actually it’s own, unique film adaptation of the book. So, I would see it for David Fincher’s take on the book. Also, if you like Rooney Mara (I do!) her performance is amazing.

        • jenaimarley March 8th, 2013 1:14 PM

          Cool, thanks! Good to know. I’ll give it a whirl.

  • teenidle March 8th, 2013 4:43 AM

    SUBURBIA.

    That is one intense opening but such an interesting, fascinating, disturbing film at points. The ending…

  • Alienor March 8th, 2013 6:49 AM

    Yeahhh The girl with the dragon tatoo ! The swedish versions are really the best ! I recommend everyone reads the original books too, they’re really really good.

  • jenaimarley March 8th, 2013 8:20 AM

    YES. Veronica Mars and David Lynch!
    I’m excited to watch Pleasantville and Touch of Evil (I live near a Mexico/U.S. border so that seems like a good close-to-home film).
    Also PUSHING DAISIES. So so good.

  • FiveDimesForNineLives March 8th, 2013 8:29 AM

    I don’t even know if I have the guts to watch half of these but they sound great! I saw Pleasentville at school and it was pretty great. Also I’m a PLL fan so it’s cool to see it on there. I’m reading the books too and I wish they kept it like that, it’s so much better.

  • wallflower152 March 8th, 2013 10:43 AM

    Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars and American Horror Story are all on my list of shows to watch. If I had like a year off of work and school maybe I’d have time to watch all the stuff I want to watch. : / When I was like 9 I saw The Birds and I thought it was funny, like I just laughed and laughed when birds attacked people. My mom bought it for me from eBay on VHS. PS, why isn’t Sherlock on this list?

  • Melissa @ WildFlowerChild March 8th, 2013 11:18 AM

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an INCREDIBLE movie. I highly suggest everyone watch both versions! (Although the Swedish version was my favorite.)
    Also, I really want to watch Twin Peaks. I’ve only heard amazing things about it. x

    <3 Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

  • anyone March 8th, 2013 11:31 AM

    My love for Twin Peaks is so big. Some call it an obsession. GOD I LOVE TWIN PEAKS SO MUCH!

    Sometimes I look at my DVD Box and cry a bit.

  • missblack March 8th, 2013 12:15 PM

    Oh My Lord British crime dramas are my EVERYTHING.

    Masterpiece Mystery on PBS is like my favorite thing in the universe.

    And of course Helen Mirren is the shit.

    Little&Trivial

  • Sophii March 8th, 2013 1:22 PM

    I love Pretty Little Liars. The plots are so captivating and I love Aria’s style. I really want to watch Twin Peaks, Pleasantville, The Blow-Up and both versions of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in that order.

    http://thechicmuse000.blogspot.co.uk
    http://sophiewilsonsbooks.com

  • RockHatesMiriam March 8th, 2013 1:49 PM

    Someone NEEDS to do a tumblr masterpost type thingy where they include links to where we can watch these all for free! completely legally of course ;)

    http://www.obnoxiousteenblogger.blogspot.com

  • ArmyOfRabbits March 8th, 2013 2:29 PM

    Ahhhhh I remembered Twin Peaks being strange! Some of the characters in there look pretty timeless, like James Hurley, Audrey Horne, and Agent Cooper. However, I also remembered Lucy Moran and her interesting trendy 80s sweaters!

    Prime Suspect is great! I recommend the movie versions too.

  • hiraari March 8th, 2013 4:50 PM

    I’m totally watching some movies!
    Guys, you should watch “Shutter” (2004, the Thai version) it is so scary, and disturbing oh god.
    I didn’t sleep for 2 weeks. Wish I was kidding haha.

  • Amy Simpson March 8th, 2013 6:26 PM

    I’ve seen The Birds which I really enjoyed. I also watched The Queen of Versailles a couple of times and it really shocked me how they lived. With all that dog crap lying around and how at Christmas it was like a chore to open presents.
    It made me feel pretty lucky.

  • Ella March 8th, 2013 10:26 PM

    This is perfect, like always, but 1 question: Y U NO INCLUDE SHERLOCK?

    sorry, just had to put that out there. i’m basically a diehard fan and i feel a strong urge to bring up the show whenever possible. :)

    http://asaccharinesmile.blogspot.com

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch March 9th, 2013 12:50 AM

    I just want to put “The Hour” out there as things that are simply marvellous in every way. It is a period drama set in the 1950′s about a cutting-edge news program and its production team. The producer is a woman named Bel Rowely who is gracefully bad-ass and deals with all the sexist bullshit that would expect to hit a female in her position. She and her team fight to show “the other side” of the story that gets hushed up by the government and it’s full of scandals and just fabulousness.

    Yes. Watch it. And I apologise for the feels.

  • Domenic March 9th, 2013 2:57 AM

    you guys should just watch youtube videos about people telling their scary stories. THAT SHIT IS SCARY MAN!

  • starsinyourheart March 9th, 2013 7:02 AM

    Oh god twin peaks
    Fire walk with me

  • JillianYvette March 9th, 2013 9:15 AM

    Ah! American Horror Story! I am SO OBSESSED AH. Ask me anything about it and I can tell you. I know everything about it. EVERYTHING. AH.
    Can we all just appreciate Evan Peters for like ever

  • HollieLillian March 9th, 2013 9:50 AM

    Tavi! I did exactly that and googled ‘who killed laura palmer’ post pilot too ughugugggfjggh

  • SamanthaL.Jackson March 9th, 2013 3:14 PM

    Queen of Versailles!

  • HollinsCollins March 9th, 2013 4:31 PM

    I LOVE THIS LIST!!!
    I really want to see Blow Up and kind of AHS..idk because stuff freaks me out really easily.
    And I’ve seen the first two episodes of Twin Peaks and I like it a lot :D Agent Cooper is so awesome.

  • Katzemuse March 9th, 2013 8:01 PM

    AHS is actually the shit. Everyone go watch it.

  • Nikilodeon March 12th, 2013 10:33 AM

    i’m surprised the twilight zone isn’t on this list!

  • MabelEnchanted March 22nd, 2013 8:30 PM

    I’m absolutely obsessed with David Lynch at the moment so I really, really want to watch Twin Peaks. However, I’m worried I’m going to be really freaked out by it! Dilemma!

    http://mabelsmind.blogspot.co.uk/