50DMC #34: Favorite Series

The 50 Day Movie Challenge asks one question every day, to be answered by a few paragraphs and a clip, if possible. Click here for the full list of questions.

Today’s prompt: What’s your favorite movie series?

My first gut reaction to this question was the Thin Man series, and so I’m going to stick with that. Even though after the third or fourth entry they went downhill FAST, I still find them enjoyable. William Powell and Myrna Loy retain their marvelous chemistry regardless of the quality of the script they’re working with, and that chemistry is a huge part of why The Thin Man is so much fun. Of course, the first two films match them in the story department, and are genuinely among the best films ever made.

Here’s a tribute video to Nick and Nora, pulling from I think all the films in the series.