2015: Mid-year Media Review

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If it hasn’t already become super clear, I fucking love making lists. All rankings subject to change, obviously, because we still have six more months of media to go.

Favorite shows that aired in 2015:

  1. Daredevil
  2. Penny Dreadful (season 2)
  3. Hannibal (season 3)
  4. UnREAL
  5. Marvel’s Agent Carter
  6. Sense8
  7. Jane the Virgin
  8. Mad Men (season 7b)
  9. iZombie
  10. The Americans (season 3)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which has such a cool premise and setting and I like it a lot but I don’t necessarily love it.
  • The Flash, which is super fun, but I mean, it’s clearly not on the same level as those ten.

Favorite other shows watched in 2015:

  1. Peaky Blinders
  2. Shameless
  3. The 100
  4. Gilmore Girls (season 4)

Honorable mention:

  • North & South, which is flawed as hell, but holy shit, Richard Armitage’s piercing stare and purposeful gait and Northern accent.

Favorite movies that came out in 2015:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Ex Machina
  3. Dope
  4. Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

Favorite non-recent movies watched in 2015:

  1. Bronson
  2. Manhunter
  3. A Single Man
  4. Network
  5. Layer Cake

Favorite books read in 2015:

  1. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  2. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  3. JPod, Douglas Coupland
  4. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  5. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  6. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
  7. Porno, Irvine Welsh
  8. Female Friends, Fay Weldon

Significant musical “discoveries”1:

  • ADAM ANT (omg Adam Ant)
  • And also The Fratellis and ABBA, I guess.

Favorite comics that ran in 2015:

  1. The Unbeatable Squirrel Giri
  2. The Wicked + The Divine
  3. Ms. Marvel
  4. Daredevil
  5. Howard the Duck
  6. She-Hulk
  7. Silver Surfer

1 Obviously none of these are new or obscure, but still Revelatory to me.

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