Wednesday, 29 December 2010

2010 in the rearview mirror

(My favourite pic from 2010. Although there was serious competition.)

We're in the dying days of 2010 so I'm going to do my usual review of the best.

Best movie? Well, it was over-all a much better year for films than 2009, primarily because Sci-Fi and Fantasy appear to be back in fashion. Out of the 30 movies I watched, in order (based on personal enjoyment, not quality):

Most keenly followed blog of the year: Pharyngula

Best book I read all year: Ordeal by Hunger by George R Stewart - and yes, it's a weird choice, and yes it was first published in 1936. But I sat on the landing floor all night and bit all my nails off because I couldn't stop reading, not even to get up and go somewhere more comfy. If it wasn't a true account I would not be able to believe it. 

Best music?

2010 was, for me, the year of Mumford and Sons. I played their album Sigh No More over and over and over again. When I packed everything away in the attic for 5 months, this was one of 2 albums I kept out. It gives me strength.

Best TV show? Well for sheer surprise value it's a choice between Sherlock and the new Doctor Who (both from the same writers. Geek takeover!). When they announced that Matt Smith had been cast as the new Doctor, I thought "Young, white, male - well whoop: aren't they playing it safe and dull?" Then I saw him in action.

He had me at "Fezzes are cool."

So, hello 2011! What have you got in store?


Craig Sorensen said...

Inception was one of the few movies I went to see at the theaters, and I was so glad I did. Excellent. We got the DVD at Christmas and watched it again.

Hope you have a great New Year.

Madeline Moore said...

I don't get to watch the video in my country, if you can stand it.
And you can't help me get a spot on Big Bang Theory. What kind of borders are these??

Nice little wrap up Janine. I enjoyed UP IN THE AIR and will be sure to see INCEPTION.

I don't want to read any book that makes me bite my nails as I've finally grown them all back. It took a loooooong time, gf, so I'll pass on the Donner Expedition. For now.

xoxo Happy New Year.

Janine Ashbless said...

Argh. Sorry about the vids!