Hi! I’m Nancy Basile. I am a freakin’ entertainment junkie. I started out in Hollywood working for a casting director before I became a professional freelance writer. I launched Media Medusa back in 2013 because I wanted to write about movies and TV.

If you found your way here, you’re probably searching for a top-notch movie or a first-rate TV show to put on, like, RIGHT NOW. Hang with me. I will point you in the right direction so you don’t wind up wasting your hard-earned “me time.”

The most popular TV and movie guides on Media Medusa are listed below. Start with one of these. Once you’re comfortable, you can dig deeper into the blog by using the menu at the top or the search box in the upper right (or at the bottom if you’re on mobile).

Binge-Watching Guide

Guide to 75 Binge-Worthy TV Shows – I created a free .PDF for binge-watching. It lists 75 different TV shows. First, it’s sorted by title and genre. Then, it’s sorted by time. That way, you can decide what to watch based on how much time you have.

There’s an editable .PDF version on my Etsy store.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Guide: Yes, You DO Need To Read The Books – Here’s my complete guide to everything related to Harry Potter. I cover the books, the movies, the characters and everything else in the wizarding world. This should help you fill in the blanks on any books or movies you missed in this series.


New to superhero TV shows and movies? Start here – I am all about the superheroes. I’ve got in-depth timelines of both the Marvel and DC universes. And it even has all the current TV shows and movies.


Like Game of Thrones? Try These TV Dramas – If you love Game of Thrones, these TV dramas will tide you over until the show returns.

TV Shows Like Outlander – If you’re already a fan of Outlander, these romantic TV dramas are right up your alley. They’ve got history, romance and lush locations.

9 Awesomely Addictive TV Shows Like Riverdale – The teen drama! The gorgeous cast! The misty locations! The saturated colors! Riverdale is completely addictive. Here are nine other TV shows that are just as hot.

Essential Episodes for Doctor Who – You want to dig into Doctor Who, but you don’t want to watch a gazillion episodes. I feel ya. These are the essential episodes to start with because they paint an accurate story of the good Doctor.

Like American Gods? Try These Trippy TV Shows – Watching American Gods is kind of like solving a puzzle, but you don’t have all the pieces. Yet. The TV shows on this list will also blow your mind.


15 Best Disney Movies Ever – Don’t just take my word for it. I used actual data from the Internet Movie Database and other sources to find out which Disney movies are the best of all-time.

5 Best Sci Fi Soldier Movies (and the Worst 1 Ever) – If the combination of science fiction and a military presence gets you pumped up, you should watch these five movies.

5 Short Horror Films that Really Freak You Out – Calling all horror fans! Get a quick fix with these short films that are full of suspense and gore. Most of them are free on YouTube.

5 Best Female Coming-of-Age Movies (According to a Man) – After seeing Lady Bird, contributing writer Mike Brown (a man) weighs in on the best female coming-of-age movies.

3 Very Different Empowering Movies for Girls – My daughter and I saw these three movies in quick succession in 2016. I was so happy I saw them with her, because they sent a powerful message about being a girl.

3 Most Under-rated Chris Evans Movies – Chris Evans was famous before he became Captain America, but he’s never really gotten the critical praise he deserves, nor have his movies. Check out these three under-the-radar flicks and you’ll see what I mean.


Me Time Toolkit – These are my must-haves for downtime. I list my streaming services, the gadgets I use, and where to score some awesome snacks and drinks without leaving your house.