Here are some personal favorites from the past year. There are many more, but I tried to prune to only my top five (roughly in order with my favorite at the top). I also split TV into drama and comedy given that there are just *way* too many amazing shows these days.
There were a lot of amazing movies and TV shows this year, so I thought I’d make a list of my personal favorites.
On the movies side, I’ve chosen my proper top five (in no particular order), as well as five honorable mentions (mostly big, fun movies I enjoyed).
On the TV side (what a year for TV!), I’ve chosen my proper top ten (again, in no particular order), as well as five honorable mentions.
OVERALL FAVORITE MOVIES:
HONORABLE MENTION MOVIES:
OVERALL FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
HONORABLE MENTION TV SHOWS:
Since year-end lists are so beloved (sassy wink/high five), I thought I’d take a stab at ranking my favorite theatrical releases of 2012. I’m ranking the films solely on the enjoyment they gave me (regardless of if they’re well-reviewed Oscar contenders, popular favorites or polarizing oddballs). My apologies to those I haven’t seen yet (Looper, Django Unchained, etc.). Here goes…
10. Cloud Atlas
The aforementioned polarizing oddball. I generally enjoyed it, and was blown away by its ambition. It also didn’t cause my wife to fall asleep during an evening show, which is a pretty major accomplishment.
Another charming story from Wes Anderson.
This one also divided a lot of people, but I enjoyed it.
A fitting end to the trilogy. Bane was/is truly menacing.
5. The Avengers
It deserved all of its success. Great to see Joss Whedon hit a home run.
The best animated film of the year. Sorry, Pixar.
What a way to return, 007. Can’t wait for the future.
Daniel Day-Lewis was absolutely astounding.
Fun, smart and stylish. Gotta give it up for Mr. Affleck.