Happy New Year!
It's time to look back at the 2015. It wasn't the best of years - with terrorism rising and the weather going all wonky - but at least entertainment was good.
My top films of the year (it's SFF because that's what I see in cinemas - I usually prefer to see other films at home without people talking and looking at their phones and the smell of popcorn - but for genre I usually want the big screen experience):
The ones I was most entertained by - mostly in order: Mad Max: Fury Road
, The Martian
, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
. Unlike almost everyone I had fun watching Jupiter Ascending
(it was pretty and I liked Terry Gilliam parts more than the whole of Zero Theorem
). I remember liking Age of Ultron
but can't quite recall the plot - something, something, killer robots, something Vison, city falling from the sky, new Avengers - so in retrospect the story wasn't that interesting and I was distracted by how shiny it was. I was underwhelmed by all the YA adaptations.
The TV was pretty awesome. I need to cut back on stuff but I really, really like so much nowadays. There are all the awesome new shows. The year started with the joy that was Galavant
which to surprise of everyone (and my great joy) is coming back on Sunday.The summer came with Humans
and Mr. Robot
. And Syfy brought some entertaining space shows - Dark Matter
and the beautiful, high quality The Expanse
series (already renewed
). And Amazon has finally made SF worth watching with the wonderful The Man in the High Castle
. It's certainly became my favourite show of theirs (it used to be Alpha House). I also loved Sense8
- from the get go and didn't find it hard to follow at all. I'm very excited to know they are all coming back this year. I never expected to like Limitless
(I finally watched the film and it was OK but I'm glad I didn't see it in the cinema) but it turned out to be the most wonderful thing and I'm so happy it's back on Tuesday.
In another controversial view I admit that my favourite Marvel show is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's probably because I generally prefer assemble shows but I also have most fun watching it. Then it's Agent Carter
(incredibly awesome and coming back in few weeks) and then Netflix ones - Daredevil
and Jessica Jones
(I don't have preference here so they are in chronological order). I know it makes me an odd one and I will make it even worse by admitting I like all Marvel shows more than anything DC. And that my favourite CW comic book based show is iZombie
. I like Supergirl
, The Flash
and and I liked Constantine
but this is my order of preference.
I said good bye to Continuum
ended too but Lost Girl
still has episodes to burn in US. I gave up on Gotham
and Sleepy Hollow
and everyone gave up on Minority Report
. There were things like Falling Skies
and Hemlock's Grove
where couldn't get through last season - just watched last episode (still painful). I just read spoilers for Game of Thrones
and watched dragons parts. I liked the miniseries - both Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
and The Childhood's End
. I also finally binged Black Mirror
over the holidays and it is as awesome as everyone says it is. Luther
would've been great too but I don't know if I can get over Alice.
There were all my old favourites. I watch The Librarians
for pure fun and Doctor Who
has improved this year. Person of Interest
- still no one want to let us know when it'll come back but it might become a summer show (in place of the horrible Under the Dome
that CBS finally cancelled) and get couple more seasons and I cant wait when our favourite psychopaths will be back. Orphan Black
- Helena became true MVP this season and RIP monitors. Also have you seen the new trailers
My guilty pleasures included The Originals
and Teen Wolf
(so many pretty people in both). And I kept following my favourite dramas - The Good Wife
, Major Crimes
,Switched at Birth
, The Fosters
, The Americans
, Halt and Catch Fire
, The Blacklist
(Morland is a joy) and kind of keep track of Shondaland. I don't really watch sitcoms but I watched The Muppets
and sometimes Blackish
In books dragons stay my weak spot - I fell in love with Rachel Aaron's Heartstrikers
books. There was more Laundry - from Mo's PoV and with superheroes. I read The Martian
and The Magicians
trilogy before seeing adaptations and loved both. I've read Raising Steam
but I haven't touched The Shepard's Crown
because if I don't then I still have one more book by Terry Pratchett to read.