A Look Back at 2016 – December 31st, 2016

2016 has got me all like…

First, we lost so many wonderful talents.

Second, my writing didn’t go so well. I did write a spec of iZombie but it didn’t get any traction.

Third, well, anyone that tells you that a merger only takes a month or two, and then you’re through the worst of it, is a goddamn liar.

But f**k all that. I consumed a lot of media in 2016 — 66 TV shows, 34 movies, 12 books, 54 comics, 6 video games and 4 theater shows. Let’s look at what I loved.

Favorite Television Show of the Year – The Last Man on Earth

No other show made me laugh out loud as much this one, and 2016 was strong with comedies. What else did I watch…

Mr. Robot
Daredevil
12 Monkeys
Travelers
Horace and Pete
Wayward Pines
The Night Manager
Dr. Who
The Last Ship
Stranger Things
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Jim Gaffigan Show
Agent Carter
Humans
F is for Family
Pitch
Agents of SHIELD
Conviction
Son of Zorn
Designated Survivor
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Narcos
Rick & Morty
Crazyhead
The Exorcist
Flaked
Timeless
Better Call Saul
Fleabag
The Path
Lucifer
Catastrophe
The X-Files
iZombie
Empire
The Good Place
The IT Crowd
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lethal Weapon
Casual
Luke Cage
Outsiders
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
Justified
The Man in the High Castle
Lady Dynamite
Continuum
Gotham
The 100
The Flash
11.22.63
Arrow
Portlandia
Bob’s Burgers
You’re the Worst
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Drunk History
Maron
UnReal
Blindspot
Outcast
BoJack Horseman
Review

Favorite Movie of the Year – The Handmaiden

No other movie was as funny, thrilling, surprising or cinematic as this Korean film. Don’t research it, just watch it. What else did I watch this year…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (IMAX)
Brooklyn
Deadpool
The Witch
Spotlight
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
The Nice Guys
Godzilla
Edge of Tomorrow
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Beyond
Train to Busan
The Town
Suicide Squad
Jason Bourne
Don’t Think Twice
The Hateful Eight
Creed
Amy
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Inception
X-Men: Apocalypse
Nebraska
A History of Violence
All is Lost
Arrival
Doctor Strange
10 Cloverfield Lane
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Moonlight
Spectral
Rogue One

Favorite Book of the Year – Mr Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

If you want an awesome, creepy horror-ish book to take you on an a fun ride, read this book.

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This Census-Taker by China Mieville
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
The Girls by Emma Cline
Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Commonwealth by Amy Patchett
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Favorite Comic of the Year – Locke & Key

No other comic I read this year delivers as satisfying of an experience.

Huck
Birthright
We Stand On Guard
LumberJanes
Plutona
Limbo
Kaijumax
Jughead
Captain America
The Goddamned
Codename: Baboushka
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
The Walking Dead (The Alien)
Past the Last Mountain
Black Canary
iZombie
Black Magick
GI Joe: Cobra 2
Outcast
Wonder Woman
Tokyo Ghosts
Monstress
Our Love is Real
Green Arrow
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
The Spire
Virgil
Rat Queens
Invincible
DC Comics: Bombshells
Citizen Jack
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
Deluge
Revenger
The Punisher
The Walking Dead
The Surface
Karma Police
CyberForce Rebirth
Phonogram
Fresh Romance
Star Wars
Overwatch
Captain America: White
Ringside
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange: The Oath
Bandette
Paper Girls
Saints
I Hate Fairyland
Jupiter’s Circle
Low

Video Game of the Year – Fallout 4

I rule the wastelands!

Doom
Sleeping Dogs
Overwatch
Star Wars Battlefront
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Theater of the Year – Hamilton

Was there any other choice? What else did I see…

Bright Star
The Crucible
Waitress

And that was my year. See y’all in 2017.

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