2015: End of Year Media Review

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Lists! I do not feel super-confident about all of these orderings, but that’s okay!

Favorite shows that aired in 2015:

  1. Hannibal (season 3)
  2. Penny Dreadful (season 2)
  3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  4. Daredevil
  5. Jessica Jones
  6. Hibike! Euphonium
  7. You’re the Worst (season 2)
  8. iZombie
  9. Marvel’s Agent Carter
  10. UnREAL

Honorable mentions:

  • 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:

  1. Peaky Blinders
  2. The 100
  3. Shameless (mostly because of season 4)
  4. Grantchester
  5. Broadchurch

Honorable mentions:

  • 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):

  1. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  2. Ex Machina
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. The Martian
  6. Crimson Peak
  7. Magic Mike XXL
  8. Steve Jobs
  9. Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
  10. Blackhat

Honorable mentions:

  • 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:

  1. The History Boys (2006)
  2. Bronson (2008)
  3. Manhunter (1986)
  4. A Room with a View (1985)
  5. A Single Man (2009)

Favorite books read in 2015:

  1. Generation A, Douglas Coupland
  2. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  3. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  5. Maurice, E.M. Forster
  6. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  8. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
  9. JPod, Douglas Coupland
  10. On Beauty, Zadie Smith

Honorable mentions:

Other mentions:


 

“Best Of” all of my other 2015 playlists:

2015_playlist

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