My favourite things I consumed in 2015 ^_^
Fav 2015 Podcast: Pistol Shrimps Radio
What a weird and wonderful treat is was to have absurd geniuses Matt Gourley and Mark McConville bless us with Pistol Shrimps Radio this year. It’s a strange one to explain, and definitely a concept that could’ve have easily run out of steam had it not been helmed by comedic masters. Simply (as AV Club put it); “There is precisely nothing else like Pistol Shrimps Radio in podcasting, which makes it well worth the listen.”
Honourable mentions: Spontaneanation, Comedy Bang Bang and Superego.
Fav 2015 Album: "Blurryface" by Twenty One Pilots
“Blurryface" by Twenty One Pilots is my album of the year because HOT DAMN there’s so much packed into this album. Jumping between upbeat uke jams, moody rap times and synthy sing-arounds, Twenty One Pilots followed up their last album in fantastic, all-over-the-place fashion (and with 14 full tracks to boot!).
Honourable mentions: “The Mindsweep” by Enter Shikari and “Every Open Eye” by CHVRCHES.
Fav 2015 Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Maaaaaan I spent a lot of time in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A lot. And despite getting one of the worst endings possible, I still had such a great time just existing in such an amazingly crafted world. The game is unbelievably huge, yet has such attention to detail that I often avoided fast traveling just so that I could explore my way from point to point. The battles, the story, THE SUNSETS— by far my game of the year.
Honourable mentions: Until Dawn and Rocket League.
Fav 2015 Film: It Follows
The premise alone of It Follows would’ve made it one of my favourite films the year, but following that up with a fantastic synthy soundtrack, beautiful cinematography and a general sense of growing unease and creepiness made it my film of the year (even though it technically came out in 2014).
Honourable mentions: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spectre and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Popcorn blockbuster goodness.
Fav 2015 TV Show: Bojack Horseman
Bojack Horseman was so consistently great this season— funnier and sadder and weirder and so very rewatchable. My two favourites from this season are the incredibly funny “Let’s Find Out” (with Daniel Radcliffe and Tatiana Maslany) and the super bummer sad-times rock-bottom that was “Escape from L.A.”. Can’t wait for the next season!
Honourable mentions: Fargo, Jessica Jones, Rick & Morty, Luther, Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. MY GOD NETFLIX WHAT HAVE U DONE