It’s always a bag of mixed emotions for me, the last day of the year.
On one hand it’s sad to say goodbye to the past 12 months of happenings, on the other hand it’s exciting to look foward to the unknown.
But before we do look forward, I am going to look back and list some of my favourite stuff of 2015. Now, I only name the new pieces I’ve actually taken the time to enjoy myself, so the list is obviously not very… complete, in that sense.
“The Theory Of Everything”.
Because of Eddie Redmayne’s outstanding performance.
Best TV Show
“Game Of Thrones”.
Because it’s still the most gripping stuff on TV. And I have yet to see the last seasons of Mad Men and Downton Abbey…
Best Late-Night TV Host
James Corden on “The Late Late Show”.
Took over from the great Craig Ferguson this year and put his own spin on the show. Trevor Noah, who replaced Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, is good, but sadly not as charistmatic and brilliant as his predecessor.
This was so incredibly hard. Impossible to decide really. So I mention some of the best instead:
“1000 X’s & O’s” (Prince), “Bad Blood” (Taylor Swift), “Hello” (Adele), “Sugar” (Maroon 5 ), “Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars – although it was released 2014 already) and more…
“1989” by Taylor Swift.
From end of last year, but is also part of 2015. Made the list because of strong pop songs and hardly any lackluster fillers. I wish I could name Prince’s two new albums instead, but they just contain too many bland tunes.
Best Music Video
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift/Joseph Kahn.
Because I can’t resist the overload of girl power.
Grav3yardgirl (also known as Bunny).
Kind of a tie between her and Shane Dawson. Love the goofiness, vibrant personality and simple video ideas. Also appreciate Bunny not being afraid to skip makeup.
“The Fortune Hunter” by Daisy Goodwin.
From last year really, but whatever. It’s almost like a better version of a Harlequin novel. Hence, not classic material for future generations, but an enjoyable read for everyone who likes history and romance. And strong female protagonists.
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