What's to hate about Harry Potter? Finally a series that's both entertaining and teaches kids to do what they know to be right, surround themselves with good people who think the way they do, and rely on theirselves to solve problems. I think they have a lot to offer.
The books are a bit too big for the movies to be able to fully adapt them, so I have to give the edge to the books. The movies aren't bad tho, and the casting of the main 3 kids was well done.
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.