Interests

In my casual time, besides sports, I really enjoy watching movies and TV series.

The following are my favorite TV series

(for all pictures and description, copyrights@IMDB)

Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)


Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Stars: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley

Spartacus (2010 TV Series)


Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight
Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah

The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)


Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

Creator: Frank Darabont
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Friends (1994íV2004)


The lives, loves, and laughs of six young friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)


A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ben Chisholm

Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)


Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.

Creator: Vince Gilligan
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Planet Earth (2006 TV Series)


Prepare to see it as never before.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allen

Prison Break (2005 TV Series)


Due to a political conspiracy an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside out.

Creator: Paul Scheuring
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Rome (2005 TV Series)


A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Creators: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007 TV Series)


In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it shapes planet earth itself and influences life on it, often in conjunction with other natural forces, and sometimes with lifeforms, as in the 'apocalyptically' grave case of global warming.

Stars: Iain Stewart

My favorite movies (only top 20)

for the rest, you may visit here to check out if you're interested.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)

Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

2. Gran Torino (2008)


Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

3. District 9 (2009)


An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

4. Million Dollar Baby (2004)


A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. (132 mins.)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

5. Memento (2000)


A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. (113 mins.)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

6. The Wrestler (2008)


A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

7. The Avengers (2012)


Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. (143 mins.)

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

8. The Dark Knight (2008)


When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. (152 mins.)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

9. The Usual Suspects (1995)


A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)


Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

11. Hotel Rwanda (2004)


The true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)

Director: Terry George
Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

12. Fight Club (1999)


An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that transforms into a violent revolution. (139 mins.)

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

13. Forrest Gump (1994)


Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him. (142 mins.)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)


Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

15. Saw (2004)


With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them. (103 mins.)

Director: James Wan
Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

16. Intouchables (2011)


After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. (112 mins.)

Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Stars: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

17. American History X (1998)


A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)

Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

18. Braveheart (1995)


William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule. (177 mins.)

Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

19. The Green Mile (1999)


The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)

Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

20. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons