Lists! I do not feel super-confident about all of these orderings, but that’s okay!
Favorite shows that aired in 2015:
- Hannibal (season 3)
- Penny Dreadful (season 2)
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Jessica Jones
- Hibike! Euphonium
- You’re the Worst (season 2)
- Marvel’s Agent Carter
- Mad Men (season 7b) was totally and unsurprisingly great.
- Please Like Me (season 3), which was a really solid season from a show that I’ve felt pretty indifferent towards in the past.
- Sense8 was often super dumb, but man, I loved it and will keep reblogging GIFs from it for at least another year.
- The Great British Bake-Off (season 6) was just so fucking pleasant and Tamal Ray is a joy.
Favorite other shows watched in 2015:
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks for its amazing calming effects and also Noel Fielding and his fantastic wardrobe in the later seasons.
- North & South which was not good, but wow, Richard Armitage is such a perfect brooding Northern romantic lead that nothing else really matters.
Favorite movies that came out in 2015 (subject to change as more things come out on DVD/screener):
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Ex Machina
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Martian
- Crimson Peak
- Magic Mike XXL
- Steve Jobs
- Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
- Terminator Genisys for being much better than it really should have been given, well, everything.
- Dope for being pretty fucking solid, especially in terms of dialogue and aesthetics.
- Jupiter Ascending for being a future cult classic.
Favorite non-recent movies watched in 2015:
- The History Boys (2006)
- Bronson (2008)
- Manhunter (1986)
- A Room with a View (1985)
- A Single Man (2009)
Favorite books read in 2015:
- Generation A, Douglas Coupland
- The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
- Persuasion, Jane Austen
- Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
- Maurice, E.M. Forster
- Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
- The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
- JPod, Douglas Coupland
- On Beauty, Zadie Smith
- Female Friends (Fay Weldon) for being delightfully gossipy
- The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (Walter Isaacson) which was shockingly not boring despite being non-fiction and also maybe gave me some Computer Feels.
- Everything by E.M. Forster, but especially Howards End and A Room with a View, which really should be in the top 10 but there was just too much competition.
- Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined aka genderbent Twilight is a thing that happened and was not absolutely terrible. Never forget.
“Best Of” all of my other 2015 playlists: