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chrry’s media year in review

music will come later

this was a busy year so I didn’t do as much as I wanted

films watched in 2016

books read in 2016

(interesting that the first and last books are Irish)

Top books read:

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith

You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott

Faithful Place/Broken Harbor, by Tana French

Still Life Las Vegas, James Sie

The Flight of Icarus, by Raymond Queneau

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, by Eimear McBride

The Mark and the Void, by Paul Murray

Man Tiger, Eka Kurniawan

2/5ths of this list is Irish…

short stories:

Eleven Prague Corpses (Kirill Kobrin) and Let Me Tell You (Shirley Jackson)

poetry:

Amorgos, by Nikos Gatsos, trans. Sally Purcell

dunno if I’ve got strong movie recs besides the Everest documentary Sherpa

performers seen on a screen the most this year:

(includes individual movies, tv series, and music videos)

six times: Meiko Kaji

five times: Aneurin Barnard and much of the Stray Cat Rock crew

three times: Pina Menichelli, Wunmi Mosaku, Riz Ahmed

favorite TV episodes this year:

Brooklyn 99 – 3.18- – “Cheddar” followed by Terry Kitties and Paranoia arc

Elementary - 4.17  -“You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You?” Paul Cornell + superheroes. also, “Miss Taken”

Orphan Black – 4.2 – “Transgressive Border Crossing”

Penny Dreadful – 3.2 – “Predators Far and Near” Twist! Too bad it went all bad

Mr. Robot – 2.7 – “Handshake”

The Night Of – 1.8 – “The Call of the Wild

Maybe Narcos 2.4-5

Halt and Catch Fire –3.5 – Yerba Buena 3.6 – “And She Was” 3.7 “Threshold”

Brooklyn 99 – 4.3 – “Coral Palms, Part 3”

Westworld – 1.4 – “Dissonance Theory” thanks Ed Brubaker

Black Mirror – 3.1, 3.4

General monster design in Channel Zero

favorite tv discovery:

New Scandinavian Cooking

and now,


188) New Scandinavian Cooking – 6.1 – “Pale Fish” – PBS
189) Elementary – 5.1 – “Folie a Deux” – CBS
Bit inconsistent but kept to core of show
190) Halt and Catch Fire – 3.8 – “You Are Not Safe” – AMC
Ryan tho…
191) Westworld – 1.1 – “The Original” – dl
192) New Scandinavian Cooking – 6.5 – “Eat Like the Vikings” – PBS
193) Brooklyn 99 – 4.3 – “Coral Palms, Part 3” – OnDemand
Much better and more funny than the previous episode
194) Westworld – 1.2 – “Chestnut” – dl
195-6) Halt and Catch Fire – 3.9-10 – OnDemand
Time jump!
197) Channel Zero – 1.1 – “You Have to Go Inside” – stream
198-199) Gomorra – 1.1-2 – OnDemand
Starts out like typical gritty mob drama but shows some of anti-glamor piercing quality in second ep
200) Westworld – 1.3 – “The Stray” - dl
201) Channel Zero – 1.2 – “I’ll Hold Your Hand”
B-level production made better with details, and considered, quiet pace
202) Westworld – 1.4 – “Dissonance Theory” – dl
203-204) Elementary – 5.2-3 – OnDemand
205) Channel Zero – 1.3 – “Want to See Something Cool?” – OnDemand
206-11) Black Mirror – season 3 – stream
212) Westworld – 1.5 – “Contrapasso” - dl
213) Channel Zero – 14 – “A Strange Vessel” – OnDemand
214) Brooklyn 99 – 4.4 – “The Night Shift” – OnDemand
214) Elementary – 5.4 – “Henny Penny the Sky is Falling” - OnDemand
215) Westworld – 1.6 – “The Adversary” - dl
216) Channel Zero – 1.5 – “Guest of Honor” – OnDemand
217) Westworld – 1.7 – “Trompe l’oeil” – dl
218) Channel Zero – 1.6 – “Welcome Home” – OnDemand
219) Westworld – 1.8 – “Trace Decay” – dl
This ep should have been less boring considering all that happens
220) Elementary – 5.5 – “To Catch a Predator Predator” – OnDemand
221) Westworld – 1.9 – “The Well-Tempered Clavier” – dl
222) Spongebob Squarepants – 7.127 – “Tentacle Vision/I Heart Dancing” – Cartoon Network
223-4) Brooklyn 99 – 4.5-6 – OnDemand
225-8) Elementary – 5.6-9 – OnDemand

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