2014 has been an odd year. I started this blog. I wrote in this blog. I didn’t write in this blog. Now I’m writing in it again.
A whirlwind, am I right?
If you were to ask me my favorite pop culture moment from the past year, I’d have to say…well, honestly, I’d have to say I have no idea because who can be expected to remember everything that’s happened since January? Ellen hosting the Oscars was fun. Pizza will never be the same now that I’ve seen a pic of Brad Pitt in a tuxedo eating a slice. I really enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy, which I really did not see coming. And I suppose most recently Into the Woods has been a real bright spot. Who knew Emily Blunt had such singing skills?
TV, though. TV was a big year. (Well, not Mad Men. Just end already, will you? You’re like the great aunt who can’t stop telling “wonderful” stories that we’re all sleeping through.) Game of Thrones–you killed so many people this season that you might as well have killed me. The SHOCK VALUE. You’ve inspired me to even pick up those Bible-sized George R. R. Martin books, although I think I’m regretting it. And might I say that little Ioan Gruffudd show Forever I mentioned a ways back has actually turned out to be not half bad? The immortal doctor plot with a little bit of sadistic stalker thrown in has really surprised me. I knew Ioan would be hot in it, but I didn’t know the plot would be hot, too.
The Mindy Project has been running strong this season, and even New Girl seems to have FINALLY gotten its groove back. I’m pretty sure that’s mostly thanks to the arrival of Wren from Pretty Little Liars (don’t ask me what his real name is, he’s just the hot British guy from PLL, okay?). Snooki and Jwoww has also had an excellent season. I see you judging me. I’m okay with that. The Frozen storyline on Once Upon a Time actually worked pretty well (I was kind of dreading it, but no word of Let it Go was ever spoken). Orange is the New Black even kicked some major butt in season 2. The violence was up as well as the accompanying rushes of adrenaline every time Lorraine Toussaint entered the scene, making for some major adrenaline-filled episodes. I’ve also discovered Homeland and The Good Wife, so I’m slowly catching up with the rest of the world. . …wow, who knew there was so much pop culture stuff in my head?
As for pop culture lows, oh, I don’t know. It was so difficult to remember the highs! Although, I must admit I dozed through most of The Grand Budapest Hotel and I cringed through all of Jersey Boys. Which is a real shame, because it’s my favorite Broadway show. It was like a parody of Moonstruck and Goodfellas had been melded together on the set of Disney’s Main Street, USA, when what I was hoping for was American Graffiti crossed with, well, the real Goodfellas. And I can’t say House of Cards Season 2 thrilled me all that much this year. Was the purpose of it to make the viewer feel like an idiot? In which case, it did succeed. All the hacking business was definitely rude. The last thing we need is for people to rally to James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s cause. Don’t the two of them have enough money by now to just retire?
Wow! I wrote so much! Props to me! Yes, I support self-praise on one’s own blog. You should try it.
Here’s hoping 2015 will be just as interesting. And by that, I mean I hope George Clooney becomes a father and that Cinderella movie is hella awesome. By the way, do you think any of the Back to the Future: Part II predictions will come true? Because I’m still waiting on that flying skateboard…