Friday, January 16, 2015

Catching Up Pt. 1

Of course the inevitable "I forgot I even had a blog" time has come and gone. That's right I recently remembered I had somewhere to discuss pop culture and vent about my life. But now I am back!

So let's discuss the end of 2014 so we can get it out of the way. I was way more into TV this year and so my film knowledge is small and almost insignificant. I didn't even get to go see St. Vincent. I am still heartbroken about that. However I saw some of the big ones. Boyhood for instance is  really great and people should watch it. The Lego Movie is getting snubbed in the animation categories which I am upset about. Really Golden Globes? The sequel to How to Train Your Dragon  was better then Big Hero 6 and the Lego Movie?  This is just not true. Of course the Oscars didn't even bother with it. No surprise there. Anyway, children everywhere know the truth as well as I do.

Onto 2014 television, Jane the Virgin came out and rocked my CW world. So freaking good. Gotham is still going strong but I have stopped watching. It is good and I love Benjamin McKenzie, but it's not my type of show. I absolutely have to mention You're The Worst. This show is amazing and easily my favorite new show of 2014. I have already watched it all the way through three times and I make everyone watch it. In a close second place is of course, Silicon Valley. I cannot wait until April. I am still pulling for Constantine and Marry Me. Constantine is surprisingly good and Marry Me is on the cusp of being something really funny and great. It isn't there yet but I have faith. #saveconstantine

Music, probably the most disappointing category of the year, was typical and kind of bland. Charli XCX is now mainstream and so is Iggy Azalea who I feel is a tad overrated. Hilary Duff had some new singles this year which was awesome. A new DJ came out of Brooklyn named SOPHIE and by new I mean I found out who he was. He is certainly worth checking out. Tay Tay had some good singles while reminding me that she is my age and has already done more with her life than I ever will. Thanks buddy. Tove Lo surfaced with a great EP and a crappy album in comparison. Then of course Lilly Allen returned with Sheezus, my favorite album of the year. However that doesn't say much since I am all about that single. No albums. (Meghan Trainor who will be the talk of 2015.)
Feel free to check out my Top 40 of 2014 here.

With every year that passes there is more and more film, tv, and music coming out and there is less and less of it I have time to peruse as I get older. So this is clearly condensed and whatever I didn't mention didn't stick in my mind enough to remember. Since I did do more reading this year I will suggest two books. Amy Poehler "Yes, Please" and Rainbow Rowell's "Landline"

So now looking into 2015 what am I excited about? Well that post will come out later this weekend. You will have to stay tuned for Catching up Pt. 2.

New Year's Resolutions:
Get a job
Stay Alive
Be Nice

Stay strong it's only January,