2016 gave us a bunch of mediocre films, and a handful of great films. While I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to compare the two, TV knocked Film out of the park in 2016. With that being said, there really are a few films that I truly loved from this past year. Continue reading
I did something different in 2016 – I decided to keep track of everything I watched.
Why? Who knows.
Since January 1st, 2016, I wrote down every movie, episode of television, and live event I watched in the Notes app on my iPhone.
If my count is correct, I watched 80 movies and 317 episodes of TV in 2016.
I can go on and on about how 2016 has been a defining year for television, but in some ways, I think 2016 has also been a defining year for podcasts. Fueled by the stranger-than-fiction presidential election, podcasts became more than just a source of entertainment, they became a constant and fully-realized source of news and news analysis. And with the election of Donald Trump, I don’t think news podcasts are going away anytime soon.
It seems that everyone listens to a podcast or two or many now, which makes sense considering there is literally a podcast for every interest. I listen to a number of them on a daily basis that range from topics as broad as “politics” to as specific as a deep dive into the show “Mr. Robot”.
Out of the many shows I listened to this year, a few stood out above the rest.
Here are my favorite podcasts of 2016: Continue reading