Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best of 2008: Movies and Television and other cool things

So, here is my annual list of the best television and the best movies of 2008 as well as some other happenings from the past year:

Television
My television list looks very similar to last year though two shows broke onto the list and one show (Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia) fell off the list due. Its Always Sunny is still very funny but the characters are so morally corupt that it is hard to like them at all. With that said, I am not going to recommend any of those shows because they may be a little risque or they just be a bit over the top, but here are my favorites from the tv world this past year.

1. BattleStar Galactica: OK, I won't talk about it anymore on this site but it is still frakkin' awesome.
2. Dexter: Great storytelling and it takes a lot that this show makes you really like the main character who just so happens to be a serial killer. Each episode is interesting, scary and highly entertaining.





3. 30 Rock: Week in and week out, the funniest show in television. The characters are absurd and always funny and always absurd and always funny.
4. Burn Notice: Set in beautiful Miami about a former CIA agent who was 'released' from the CIA and he spends his days and nights helping others and trying to figure out why he was 'burned' by his agency.






5. True Blood: if you can get thru the naughty scenes (too many), the story is actually pretty cool about vampires trying to fit in or not fit in with the human population.
6. The Office: Often uneven but still a lot of fun.








Movies
1. Dark Knight: It is hard to get cooler than this movie. You had a great performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker...the storyline was dark and brutal and terrific.
2. Tropic Thunder: Over the top and often offensive, it was also terribly funny. Definately not a movie that I will recommend to others but a movie that I would happily watch again and again.






3. Dr. Horribles Sing Along Blog: Not a full length movie as it sits at around 45 minutes but it has laugh out loud moments and it is written by Joss Whedon (Buffy and Serenity fame) which would make it worth a viewing for that reason alone.
4. Iron Man: another comic book movie (which once again shows my obsession with anything comic book related) which did not feel like a comic book movie. How can you not love


Other cool things from the past year:
  • Carter taking tennis lessons and starting kindergarten
  • Beckham continuing his craziness.
  • Obama winning the presidency...whether you are a democrat or a repub, it is pretty cool.
  • Utah Utes going to the Sugar Bowl.
  • Brodi's dad Dennis kicking cancer's arse.
  • Cool trip to South Carolina and Georgia

4 comments:

nielsons*love*family said...

lovin' TV show #1 #3 #6 as well (have not seen the rest) and movies #1 & #4.
agreed on kickin' cancer's arse and obama too.... :O)
happy new year to your family~

Shellie said...

Kickin cancer's arse is the best. Way to go Brodi's dad!!!

out of all the things you've listed I've only seen the Office and Iron Man.

something is wrong with me.

samandbrodi said...

Shell--yeah, something may be a bit wrong with you...or wait, maybe something is wrong with me. Not sure.

Dorien--it may be good that you have not seen the rest of those tv shows.

Brodi Ashton said...

Please, nobody watch True Blood on our recommendation!!!! I really don't want to be shot.