Saturday, January 2, 2016

Eric's Favorite Things of 2015

Forget Oprah's favorite things, I made a list of the best things I watched, read, experienced in 2015. If you disagree, just know that you are wrong.

Movies

The Martian-(The book and movie.)

Look at that awesome cover!
Inside Out-Talk about an emotional ride. 


Star Wars: The Force Awakens-If Daisy Ridley were standing next to me right now, I would be down on one knee. 


Ex-Machina-Another Oscar Isaac sighting and it won't be his last!


Furious 7-Obviously this makes the list and so does the future Grammy/Oscar/Golden Globe winning song See You Again. RIP Cuz. 


Mad Max: Fury Road-What a thrill ride.


Spy-Easily my favorite comedy. Trainwreck would probably be #2.


Creed-A fresh take on the Rocky series and it includes WALLACE (watch The Wire!).


Spotlight/Going Clear-More reason to avoid organized religion.


It Follows/We are Still Here-I usually spend my time laughing at horror movies but these 2 made me check my draws a few times. 


TV

Fargo Season 2-It's a tough call but I think this has to be my favorite show from 2015. It was about as perfect as Jessica Alba.


The Knick Season 2-Best show on Cinemax. Fun fact, Cinemax is owned by HBO.


The Affair Season 2-This show managed to top a great season 1. McNulty! (again, watch The Wire). 


Show Me A Hero-Look! Oscar Isaac again. It's safe to say he enjoyed 2015.


Master of None Season 1-Aziz is still killing it. The joke about Blade sold me on this one.


Justified Season 6-Possibly the greatest series finale I have ever seen.

                                    
Honorable Mention-Broad City, Veep, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, 
Silicon Valley, You're The Worst, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Homeland, Bojack Horseman, Halt and Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Louie, Masters of Sex, Mr. Robot, Ray Donovan, Jessica Jones, Rectify, Shark Tank and OF COURSE The Real World.

None of these are really honorable mention, I just watch a lot of damn TV.

Music

J. Cole-Technically his album came out at the end of 2014 but it blew up in 2015. RIP Uncle Phil!


The Weeknd-Definitely tore up 2015. By the way, everything about 50 Shades of Grey is terrible.


Books

Ready Player One-I would like to apologize to Stephen King and his book The Stand as Ready Player One has taken over as my favorite fiction book ever. A perfect combination of the future, 80's pop culture, and video games. 

The Boys In The Boat-A great historical non-fiction read about rowing and the 1936 Olympics.


Dead Wake-A non-fiction account of the sinking of the Lusitania. 


In The Kingdom Of Ice-I felt like I spent two years living on the frozen Arctic Ocean after reading this. Yet another good historical non-fiction book.


The Wright Brothers-A great biography of the Wright Brothers (obviously).


Miscellaneous

Live Hockey-For the first time since middle school, I attended a live NHL game and my Devils whipped Patty Kane and the Blackhawk's asses 3-2.


Youtube Comment Sections-If you ever need to feel better about yourself or worse about humans, just click any on any video and prepare to be entertained and blown away.

Bodega Boys Podcast-If you love rap music, the NBA, and politically incorrect humor, this is the podcast for you. Also check out the Desus vs. Mero podcasts from their previous employer.



The New Day-The best thing that happened to the WWE in 2015. NEW DAY ROCKS!!!


Bagged Whole carrots-I had a revelation this year as I switched from buying baby carrots to whole carrots. They taste 10 times better! 





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