Monday, February 22, 2016

TV 2015: Odds and Ends

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Key and Peele
Kroll Show
Moone Boy
Mad Men
My Mad Fat Diary
Parks and Recreation
Peep Show
Strike Back

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Wayward Pines
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Garfunkel and Oates
In the Flesh
The Soup

True Detective
Teen Wolf
Masters of Sex
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Faking It
The Originals
Sleepy Hollow
The Mindy Project
Peaky Blinders

The Missing (one episode)
Schitt's Creek (2 episodes)
Hindsight (2 episodes)
Man Seeking Woman (2 episodes)
Moonbeam City (episode 1, half of episode 2)
Ballers (4 episodes)
Quantico (1 episode)
The Player (2 episodes)
Blindspot (2 episodes)
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (2 1/2 episodes)
Supergirl (3 episodes)

TV shows caught up on in 2015

Black-ish (season 1)
Witnesses (season 1)
Fresh off the Boat (season 1, episodes 1-9)
Kingdom (season 1)
The Hotwives of Orlando (season 1, 2 eps)
Survivor's Remorse (season 1)
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (season 1, ep. 1-6)
Power (season 1)
You're the Worst re-watch (season 1)
Frisky Dingo (season 2)
Frisky Dingo re-watch (season 1)
Gravity Falls (season 1)
Rick and Morty re-watch (season 1)
Eagleheart (season 3)
Steven Universe (season 1)
Halt & Catch Fire (season 1)
Faking It (season 1)
The Mighty Boosh (series 1)
Adventure Time (season 5)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job (season 5)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia re-watch (season 1)
Peaky Blinders (season 1)
Happy Valley (season 1)
Broad City re-watch (season 1)
Treme (season 4)

Started watching, carrying over into 2016:
Re-Watching: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 2)
Re-Watching: Mr. Show (season 1)
Re-Watching: The X-Files (season 1)
Watching: Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 5)
Watching: Killjoys (season 1)
Watching: Raised by Wolves (season 1)
Watching: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (season 1)
Watching: Mom (season 1)
Watching: Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth ed.)

TV 2015: Favorite Shows

Agent Carter
The Americans
Better Call Saul
BoJack Horseman
Broad City
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jessica Jones
Master of None
Penny Dreadful
You're the Worst

TV shows watched in 2015

The 100
Adventure Time
The Affair
Agent Carter
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Americans
Another Period
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Banshee (will end with season 4)
Bates Motel
Better Call Saul
Bob's Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Broad City
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Carmichael Show
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Deutschland 83
Documentary Now!
Downton Abbey (ends with season 6)
Doctor Who
Drunk History
The Fall
Fear the Walking Dead
The Flash

Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Gravity Falls (will end with season 2)
The Grinder
Halt & Catch Fire
House of Cards
How to Get Away With Murder
Inside Amy Schumer
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Jessica Jones
The Knick (season 3 uncertain)
The Last Man on Earth
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Leftovers (will end with 3rd season)
Lip Sync Battle
Master of None
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 
Mr. Robot
Nathan for You
Orange is the New Black
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful
Playing House
Please Like Me
The Returned
Rick and Morty
RuPaul's Drag Race
Scream Queens
Silicon Valley
South Park
Steven Universe
Survivor's Remorse
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Walking Dead
You're the Worst

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Movies 2015

I watched 54 movies. 16 were re-watches, mostly movies I watched on Halloween. A few were movies like the Evil Dead series, which I re-watched to prepare for the TV series.

5 stars:
Mad Max: Fury Road

4 1/2 stars:
It Follows
Going Clear

4 stars:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Inside Out
The Convent
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
All Cheerleaders Die
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Man on Fire
What We Do in the Shadows
Under the Skin
Edge of Tomorrow
The Avengers: Age of Ultron

3 1/2 stars:
Starry Eyes
Messiah of Evil
The Heat
Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone
The Equalizer

3 stars:
The Canal
Would You Rather?
Fast & Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Out of Time
7 Days in Hell
Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden 

2 1/2 stars:
Hocus Pocus
American Mary
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The Boy Next Door
Jupiter Ascending

2 stars:
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2 stars)

1 star:
Pacific Rim (So many people love this movie and I am baffled by it. Same with Jupiter Ascending. I really disliked this movie.)

Halloween H20
Trick 'r Treat
Halloween 3
The Craft
House on Haunted Hill (1991)
Army of Darkness
Evil Dead II
The Evil Dead
Fast Five
Super Troopers
The Fast and the Furious
Training Day
Inside Man
Wet Hot American Summer
The Fly (Cronenberg)

Books 2015

I read a total of 107 books this year. 5 were re-reads. 

Americanah / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Between the World and Me / Ta-Nehisi Coates
Carry On / Rainbow Rowell
Furiously Happy / Jenny Lawson
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits / David Wong
Rat Queens, vol. 1 / Kurtis J. Wiebe
Rat Queens, vol. 2 / Kurtis J. Wiebe
Rubbernecker / Belinda Bauer
Shadow of Night / Deborah Harkness
Shadowshaper / Daniel Jose Older
The Book of Life / Deborah Harkness
The Cuckoo's Calling / Robert Galbraith
The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
The Magician King / Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land / Lev Grossman
The Magicians / Lev Grossman (re-read)
The Silkworm / Robert Galbraith
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power / Ryan North, Erica Henderson
The Woman Upstairs / Claire Messud

In a Dark, Dark Wood / Ruth Ware
iZombie, vol. 3 / Chris Roberson, Michael Allred
iZombie, vol. 4 / Chris Roberson, Michael Allred (I enjoyed the first 2 volumes but the second two just fell VERY flat)
Not That Kind of Girl / Lena Dunham (there were a few really funny essays in the beginning, but then the rest, not so much)

The Rest:
A Dance with Dragons / George R.R. Martin
A Dirty Job / Christopher Moore (re-read)
A Discovery of Witches / Deborah Harkness (re-read)
A Feast for Crows / George R.R. Martin
Alive / Scott Sigler
Bones and All / Camille DeAngelis
Bred to Kill / Franck Thilliez
Chew, vol. 9 / John Layman, Rob Guillory
Daredevil: Hell to Pay (v. 1) / Ed Brubaker
Daredevil: Hell to Pay (v. 2) / Ed Brubaker
Dexter is Dead / Jeff Lindsay
Drama / Raina Telgemeier
Forever Evil: Arkham War / Peter J. Tomasi, Scot Eaton
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness / Jon Kabat-Zinn
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic / Alison Bechdel
Genius, vol. 1 / Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman
Ghost House / Clare McNally (re-read)
Ghost House Revenge / Clare McNally (re-read)
Going Clear / Lawrence Wright
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers / Nick Offerman
Hark! A Vagrant / Kate Beaton
Hawkeye, vol. 1 / Matt Fraction
Hawkeye, vol. 2 / Matt Fraction
Hawkeye, vol. 3 / Matt Fraction
Hawkeye, vol. 4 / Mat Fraction, Francesco Francavilla
iZombie, vol. 1 / Chris Roberson, Michael Allred
iZombie, vol. 2 / Chris Roberson, Michael Allred
Lumberjanes, vol. 1 / Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes, vol. 2 / Noelle Stevenson
Ms. Marvel, vol. 1 / G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Ms. Marvel, vol. 2 / G Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel, vol. 3 / G Willow Wilson
Murder / Sarah Pinborough
Persona / Genevieve Valentine
Positive / David Wellington
Runaways, Vol. 1 / Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
Runaways, Vol. 2 / Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
Runaways, Vol. 3 / Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
Runaways, Vol. 4 / Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
Runaways, Vol. 5 / Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona
Saga, vol. 4 / Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Saga, vol. 5 / Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Secondhand Souls / Christopher Moore
Sex Criminals, vol. 1 / Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Sex Criminals, vol. 2 / Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
Texts from Jane Eyre / Mallory Ortberg
The anxiety toolkit: strategies for fine-tuning your mind and moving past your stuck points / Alice Boyes
The Girl in the Spider's Web / David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson
The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares / Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, v. 1 / Alan Moore
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, v. 2 / Alan Moore
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up / Marie Kondo
The Motherless Oven / Rob Davis
The Princess and the Pony / Kate Beaton
The queen of distraction: how women with ADHD can conquer chaos, find focus, and get more done / Terry Matlen
The Raven Boys / Maggie Stiefvater
The Reckoning / Sarah Pinborough
The Shadow Cabinet / Maureen Johnson
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances / Matthew Inman
The Walking Dead, Book 2 / Robert Kirkman (Interestingly enough, Book 1 was on my list of Disappointments last year, but for some reason I decided to give Book 2 a go and then I TORE through the rest.)
The Walking Dead, Book 3 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 4 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 5 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 6 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 7 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 8 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Book 9 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 19 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 20 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 21 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 22 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 23 / Robert Kirkman
The Walking Dead, Vol. 24 / Robert Kirkman
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act / Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2 / Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
The Wicked Girls / Alex Marwood
The Worrier's Guide to Life / Gemma Correll
Thor, Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder / Jason Aaron
Thor, Vol. 2: Who holds the hammer? / Jason Aaron
Waistcoats and Weaponry / Gail Carriger
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life / Jon Kabat-Zinn
Why Not Me? / Mindy Kaling
X / Sue Grafton