This is my favorite time of year. Most people have the holidays off and stay in due to the snow or to get away from relatives. These lists come out from different sites and give people something to watch. This isn’t in order of favorite, just what I liked in general.
I would say this is my favorite movie of 2018. I don’t care for “horror” movies as I feel this is more a psycho-thriller, if you make me interested in one, it deserves to be on my list. I found myself closing my eyes in the theater I was so spooked. The mom at the end was pure nightmare fuel. The trailer doesn’t say much because the plot is explained toward the end of the movie.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (season 2)
I’m only halfway into the season but it follows the first season nicely which got the most Emmys this year.
I may be biased on this one because I like anything futurology but this movie is good and clean; it’s not complicated and I can recommend it to anyone. It jumps through too many hoops at the end but I liked it for the most part. The main character looks like a great value Tom Hardy so it has that going for it.
Bojack Horseman (season 5)
This is probably my favorite Netflix show with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt being 1b. This season was great however, it does bleed over some issues from season 4 that I didn’t think were necessary but it had my favorite episode of TV as well (episode 6).
If you told me that I would like Aquaman more Than Black Panther, I would say you’re crazy but I did. I was sold on the first five minutes with the Nicole Kidman action sequence. It had one of the worst music tracks ever (Pitbulls cover Africa by Toto) but it didn’t bother me much. They manage to have two villains and it still is a good movie.
You have to know before watching this that it’s a slow-burning drama, not too many scenes are tense but when they are, it’s a real tear-jerker. Its pretty depressing to say the least, only happy moment is that they complete the mission. The directing, the way the film looks, and Ryan Gosling is becoming one of my favorite actors that I see his name in the tagline for the movie and its an automatic watch.
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse
This is by far the best Spiderman movie ever and overall has been a great year for Spiderman fans with Infinity war, the PS4 game, a decent depiction of Venom and now this. If you don’t like animated shows, I would still watch this, it’s very unique how certain parts of the movie are animated.
Isle Of Dogs
This movie is good depending on how much you like Dogs. I love them so it’s for me but I can’t recommend it to everyone. The ending drags a little bit and it didn’t have the charm that Fantastic Mr. Fox has (which is one of my all-time favorite movies).
This show is like The Good Place and Last Man On Earth put together only a hipster version because A. it has Fred Armisen, king of the hipsters, and B. there are no special effects used in the show. Great chemistry between the cast. The show feels like it has a single place setting because there’s little environment the characters interact with.
Daredevil (season 3)
I’ve been very critical of the Netflix Marvel properties and have given up on the other shows but this season of Daredevil I’m on board with. I thought bringing back Kingpin this soon was a bad idea but it worked only because Vincent D’Onofrio kills in the role. Too bad it will be the last we see of this depending on Disney+ making shows of them.
This Is Us (season 3)
I’m pretty sure I’ve teared up every episode of this show. My only gripe with season 3 is Kates self-loathing toward her weight being a thing since episode one. Now that we know how Jack died, I feel there is no mystery to find out.
The ones that didn’t make the cut:
Infinity war- movie isn’t complete so my brain feels like it’s on pause for the story
Black Panther- CGI is real bad at parts and Killmonger is more interesting than T’challa
Ralph Breaks The Internet
I had a lot of hype for this but the ending was predictable and all the good parts were in the trailers.
What I still need to watch
The good place season 3
The Americans (all of it)