Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: 2018 Freshman Series

Welcome back, or welcome if you are new to Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. The rules are very simple, pick three to five movies —series on the last Thursday of the month, which happens to be today— to fit the week's theme. I didn't have much of a choice this week as I've only seen three series, but it's alright though as I loved them all.

My Brilliant Friend (2018- )

An elderly woman tells the story of her lifelong friendship with Lila, a girl she met at primary school in Naples in the 1950s. Honestly, I was not planning on seeing this as I'm not a fan of Italian series and I missed the first two episodes where they aired. But then an Italian blogger I follow, Sauro from Solaris, recommended it, and my mom also loved so I checked it out and I didn't regret it. One of the best series of 2018 and probably the best Italian television has to offer.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018- )

It follows a group of siblings who grew up in what would become the most famous haunted house in the country and are now forced to confront the ghosts of their past. Easily my favourite series of 2018 as it was dark, scary and very atmospheric. I felt invested in the characters and the acting was great, especially from Kate Siegel and Carla Gugino.

Sharp Objects (2018)

A reporter (Amy Adams) returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls and she ends up confronting the demons from her past. I still haven't read Gillian Flynn's novel but Jean Marce-Vallee and Amy Adams really did an outstanding job as the main character is just as fleshed out like any other female character Flynn has written. 


  1. Oh wow, I haven't seen any of these. :D

    1. How is that even possible?! I thought everyone saw the last two 😮

  2. I liked the last two, and tried to get into the first one but couldn't.

  3. I don't have Netflix so i have not seen any of these but they all sound excellent. I have heard of the last 2 but not the first one

  4. I haven't seen the first one but I know of it because the book is popular.
    I love The Haunting of Hill House of course.
    I have only seen one episode of Sharp Objects and do want to finish up the rest. I've read the book and like it.