Episode 88 : The Year in Review, 2011

What a year it has been! Without further ado, let’s unveil the cast’s picks for the best music, television, film, books, and news event! Frankly, let the record show that technically Paul and Jon followed the rules, and the X X chromosomes just couldn’t choose ONE work in some categories. Ugh…girls!

MUSIC

Paul – The Muppets, The Green Album

 

Danielle – The Naked and Famous, Passive me, Aggressive you

Diane – Brett Dennen, Loverboy

Jon – P J Harvey, Let England Shake

Film

Paul – Attack The Block dir/wr by Joe Cornish

Danielle – Bridesmaids dir by Paul Fieg, wr by Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo

Melancholia dir/wr by Lars von Trier

Diane – Winnie the Pooh dir by Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall, wr by Stephen J. Anderson & Clio Chiang

Water for Elephants dir by Francis Lawrence, wr by Richard LaGravenese adapted from the novel by Sara Gruen

Jon – Red State dr/wr by Kevin Smith

Television

Paul – Doctor Who (series 6)

Danielle – American Horror Story

Community

Psych

Diane – Portlandia

Modern Family

The Sing-Off!

 

Jon – The Walking Dead

 

Books

Paul – The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas by Alonso Duralde

Danielle – Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Diane – Vivian Maier : Street Photographer

Jon – The Uncanny X-Force

News

Paul – (Tie) The Death of Osama Bin Laden/Rep. Gabby Giffords 20/20 interview

Danielle – (Tie) The Occupy Wall St. Movement / $trippers for Christ

Diane – The Rapture that wasn’t

Jon – (Tie) The Occupy Wall St. Movement/ The Death of Steve Jobs

 

Personal Moment

Paul – Anniversary with Michael at Jackson Sq

Danielle – Starting her own dance company

Diane – Finding Cool, IA. (View a new portfolio of her project Between Here and Cool )

Jon – Secretly Timid’s successful 2nd year.

 

Whew….what a year! So…what were some of your favs? Let’s toast to 2012!!!

 

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