Happy new year, everybody. Today I'm just going to look back and list my favorites of the year. I'm not going to do anything too in depth or or anything. I'm just going to pick one favorite of 2010 from various categories I think of.
You can read my full review here, but I'll just keep it short by saying this was the ultimate action movie to end all action movies. It was awesome, and one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen, let alone this year. I loved it.
Runner Up: Inception
Best TV Series of 2010: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
I don't have cable, so I didn't watch too much TV this year, but I did buy a season pass to Sunny on iTunes, so it pretty much wins by default. Having said that, this is one of my all time favorite TV shows, and this season was pretty fantastic. I thought it was maybe the best season yet, containing some truly brilliant moments. Good stuff.
Runner Up: The Walking Dead
Best Album of 2010: Marc Cohn's Listening Booth: 1970
Mock me if you want, but this is the best album I heard all year. It's a collection of covers from the year 1970 performed and reworked by Marc Cohn (you know... the Walking in Memphis guy). I must officially be an old person since I picked this easy listening album as my best of the year, but there you go. I think it's really good.
Runner Up: Together by The New Pornographers
Best Book of 2010: Um... I don't think I read any books that were published this year. None that I can think of anyway. Sorry.
This mini series has been going on forever now, but it keeps getting better and better, and 2010 saw some of the best stories yet. If you aren't reading this series (along with the various Hellboy titles that come out), you're missing some of the best comics ever.
Runner Up: Ultimate Thor
Best Videogame of 2010: Splinter Cell: Conviction
This game was straight up awesome. A lot of people complained that it was too action-oriented compared with the previous Splinter Cell games, but that's why I loved it. It was just fun and exciting and the most fun game I played all year. Check it out.
Runner Up: Final Fantasy XIII
And... that's all I can think of.