Wednesday, 30 December 2009

2009 in the rearview mirror

Wow - 2009 is nearly over. How did that happen? Time for a quick look back over the year...

I watched 29 movies over the year, and the best one was social-comment SF goo-fest District 9. It wasn't inside my comfort zone, and I loved it for that. Honourable mention also goes to:

2009 was for me the Year of the Vampires. Remember me saying I didn't much like vampires? I don't, I really don't - Oh what the hell, I give in. As with everything else, it depends how you do it. The two best shows on TV this year both featured vampires.

Trying to decide which I like better, True Blood or Being Human, makes me dizzy! True Blood has much more sex and more cool, and the series is twice as long. Being Human (now to be found on BBC America, I'm told) is funnier and more moving, and you get more attached to the characters.  In the end Being Human wins my vote on the grounds that although the characters in TB are not unattractive, not one of them really floats my boat. Whereas I totally fell in love with vampire Mitchell, played by Irishman Aidan Turner:

Let's have another picture of him:

Me want.
Series 2 airing soon in the UK.

Best song I heard all year? This one, by Bowling for Soup.

What an awesome video. The first time I saw this I laughed my socks offf. Now it nearly brings me to tears. And that is my age showing.

Bye-bye to the Noughties! Onward with 2010!


Eloise said...

Thanks for the video link... first time I've seen the video although the song is on my iPhone these days.

Might have to go and look up some more like that. Sod work!

Janine Ashbless said...

We have some very odd songs in common. Caruso singing "Ave Maria" is one of them, as I remember ... Which no one who knew either of us would expect!

Danielle said...

ha..distrikt 9 is defenetly one of the best movie sthis year..maybe even wuíth the most important message...

and thank you for introducing me to bowling for soup..great great song..:-)))))

wish you a good start into the new year..:-)

Janine Ashbless said...

And a Happy New Year to you, Danielle!

Jo said...

Ohhh, Aiden. You smoking little sweet thing you.

How sad is it that I've never seen him walking down the street? What is with that?

I turned on Being Human and it got me instantly. Instant love, we fell in. And the same with True Blood. And amazingly, my husband fell too, with both. Lovely.

Must go watch your video now :)

Janine Ashbless said...

What Jo said.