Friday, 20 December 2013

Obligatory Favourite Things of 2013 List

As is traditional at this time of year, here are our lists of our favourite things from 2013.

Films

  1. World's End
  2. Django Unchained
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. Machete Kills
  5. Now You See Me
Honourable Mentions: Despicable Me 2, Pacific Rim, Elysium

Most Contested: Only God Forgives (Favourites for Nic, Most Disappointing for Cy)

The Prometheus Award For Most Disappointing Since Prometheus: Diehard 5

Comics

  1. The Hive (Charles Burns)
  2. Porcelain (Benjamin Read, Christian Wildgoose)
  3. Powers Bureau (Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.)
  4. Bodie Troll (Jay Fosgitt)
  5. Chew (John Layman and Rob Guillory)
Honourable Mentions: Blacksad, Locke and Key (only read one issue so far, but it looks like it would have made the list), Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes, Butterfly Gate

Most anticipated for 2014: Briar (Benjamin Read, Christian Wildgoose)

TV
  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Hannibal
  3. Venture Brothers
  4. Sons Of Anarchy
  5. Archer
Nic was also introduced to Max Headroom by Cy, to her delight, and older series we watched and deserve honourable mentions are Deadwood and Logan's Run.

Fiction  (May not have been written this year, but read this year!)
  1. The Fall Of Arthur (Christopher Tolkien)
  2. New Finnish Grammar (Diego Marani)
  3. The Hurricane Party (Klas Östergren, Tiina Nunnally)
  4. The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
  5. Some Kind Of Fairy Tale (Graham Joyce)
The Fall Of Arthur is a poem, well, a book about a poem, really, but it is still the best book Nic read this year so is going on the list.

Also deserving of a mention is Nic's discovery of the poetry of Mike Allen and Neile Graham via the quarterly Goblin Fruit anthology.

Games
  1. The Last Of Us
  2. Tomb Raider
  3. Bioshock Infinite
  4. Batman: Arkham Origins
  5. Resogun
Honourable Mentions: Contrast

Non-Computer Games deserving of a mention: Mice And Mystics (Plaid Hat)

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