Best of 2016

With another year nearly in the books, it is again time for reflection on the best of the wholly unpredictable (Trump?!?!?) year that was. And, as it always is, time is precious so I won’t be overly verbose here. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things from 2016…

Television Shows
1. Atlanta, FX
2. The Night Of, HBO
3. The OA, Netflix

4. Silicon Valley, HBO
5. Westworld, HBO
6. Stranger Things, Netflix
7. Black Mirror, Netflix
8. 3%, Netflix
9. Search Party, TBS
10. Insecure, HBO

Television Episodes
1. “Nobody Beats the Biebs,”Atlanta, FX
2. “The Door,” Game of Thrones, HBO
3. “San Junipero,” Black Mirror, Netflix
4. “Invisible Self,” The OA, Netflix

5. “The Panic in Central Park,” Girls, HBO
6. “Nailed,” Better Call Saul, FX
7. “eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme,” Mr. Robot, TBS
8. “C***gate,” Veep, HBO
9. “Million Dollar Gamble,” Survivor, CBS
10. “Tromp L’Oeil,” Westworld, HBO

1. The Handmaiden
2. The Lobster
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Moonlight
5. 13th
6. Deadpool
7. Midnight Special
8. The VVitch

9. 10 Cloverfield Lane
10. Weiner

1. Puberty 2, by Mitski
2. Blonde, by Frank Ocean
3. A Moon Shaped Pool, by Radiohead
4. Life of Pablo, by Kanye West
5. Lost Time, by Tacocat

6. 22, A Million, by Bon Iver

7. Awaken, My Love!, by Childish Gambino
8. MY WOMAN, by Angel Olsen
9. Are You Serious, by Andrew Bird
10. A Man Alive, by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

1. Your Best American Girl, by Mitski
2. Nobody Speak (feat. Run the Jewels), by DJ Shadow
3. Me and Your Mama, by Childish Gambino
4. Ivy, by Frank Ocean
5. Burn the Witch, by Radiohead
6. We Dance Again (feat. Nakhane Toure), by Black Coffee

7. Little Movies, by Aaron Lee Tasjan
8. Habib Galbi, by A-WA
9. WOW, by Beck
10. Familiar, Agnes Obel

Books (Read in 2016)
1. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
2. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
3. A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami
4. Vermillion, by Molly Tanzer
5. Rabbit Back Literature Society, by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
6. H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald
7. Slade House, by David Mitchell
8. The Martian, by Andy Weir
9. The Girl on a Train, by Paula Hawkins
10. in a dark, dark wood, by Ruth Ware

1. White kicks (Right, Daniel?)
2. Decrease of NFL ratings
3. App upgrades (Netflix, Spotify, Instagram etc.)
4. Diversity in films (Fences, Loving, Moonlight etc.)
5. Craft beer everywhere!
6. Anthology television
7. The magic of Koji
8. Voter turnout
9. Augmented reality
10. Running

1. Snapchat
2. Spotify
3. Pokemon GO
4. Venmo
5. Fitbit
6. Lyft
7. Instagram
8. Best Fiends
9. Twitter
10. Waze

1. Donald Glover
2. Barack Obama
3. Kate McKinnon

4. Kris Bryant
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
6. Hillary Clinton

7. Bob Dylan
8. Melinda Gates
9. Usain Bolt
10. Priscilla Chan

Places (Visited in 2016)
1. Montreal, Canada
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. East Burke/Derby, VT
4. Provincetown, MA
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
7. Portland/York, ME
8. Ogden, UT

9. Richmond, VA
10. Afton, New Hampshire

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