Shana's Best of 2014 List

It may not look like it, but I've actually been consuming a lot less pop culture than usual. To the list!

 
 

Best 2014 TV Shows (and where to stream them)

  1. Hannibal
  2. TIE: The Colbert Report and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  3. Olive Kitteridge
  4. Transparent
  5. The Americans
  6. The Honourable Woman
  7. Mad Men
  8. Orange Is The New Black
  9. Veep
  10. Jane the Virgin

And maybe Rick & Morty, if we ignore that crappy gender essentialism episode.

 
 

Favorite 2014 Movies

  1. Boyhood
  2. Snowpiercer (I know this invalidates the list for many of you! My defense is here on the Overthinking It podcast.)
  3. Only Lovers Left Alive
  4. Birdman
  5. Citizenfour
  6. Whiplash
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Force Majeure
  9. The Overnighters
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Major caveat: I haven't yet seen Inherent Vice, Selma, or Two Days, One Night. Or The Babadook, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Listen Up Philip, or Goodbye to Language. Wow, I haven't seen a lot of things.

A Podcast

THE ANDY DALY PODCAST PROJECT. Specifically episodes 1 and 4 ("The Wit and Wisdom of the West With Dalton Wilcox" and "The Travel Bug With August Lindt").

I also liked Serial. You can hear me talk about it here on the Overthinking It podcast.

 
 

Music

My Best of 2014 Spotify playlist is here.

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Non-2014 Media Consumed In 2014

  1. The Act of Killing
  2. Before Sunrise
  3. Red Dragon (book)
  4. Rosemary's Baby
  5. Enlightened
  6. Bioshock
  7. Dogtooth
  8. The Sting
  9. Windy City Heat
  10. Blue Jasmine

And, hey, you can also buy my book while you're at it.

May we create, overthink, and gorge ourselves on as much pop culture as possible in 2015. Happy New Year, everyone.