Since starting this blog with Lane, I’ve vowed to watch more television, and I really think 2017 allowed me to keep my word. This year was a weird one, and it wasn’t always easy, but television stayed faithful to us all and gave us some of the best television we’ve seen in years. The episodes that stuck with me the most were bold, complex, emotional, empowering, smart, funny, fresh, and excellent. I tried to keep this list minimal, but I want to express that there were many contenders and hours of really great television that deserve to be honored. Here’s my list! Continue reading “Michelle’s Favorite TV Episodes of 2017”
This year I binged on quite a bit of cinema. I formed an unofficial movie club with a couple of my fellow cinephile friends which forced us to see at least one film a week, so this list was especially hard for me to generate. There was so much quality filmmaking this year, but something I took away from this year in film was the relative nature of the characters I saw on screen. I related with so many and even identified myself explicitly in a few. I could go on forever about the films I’ve decided to share with you, but I would rather you take the chance and check them out. They were what kept me going through this year, and I’m hoping next year brings us an abundance of strong narratives, lyricial cinematography, incredible scores and music supervision, and more.
Disclaimer: Outside of Lady Bird, these are not in any particular order
Continue reading “Michelle’s Favorite Films of 2017”
As you’ve collected from the evidence presented through the lists Lane and I have put together, 2017 was an awesome year for media. Even through all of the scary things, the politics, the sadness, etc., art came through and reminded us that things can always be better and will be. The television and film I devoured this year provided me with some of my favorite music moments ever. The list below is curated based on the emotions the scene encompassed, the music supervision, and the exposure of some of my jams (some guilty pleasures in there too) which made magic happen on screen. Here we go!
This year I read a TON of beautiful, thought-provoking, funny, tragic longreads on the internet so I thought it would be nice to applaud my favorites of 2017. Want to read more in 2018? Start with these. Continue reading “Lane’s Top 10 Longreads of 2017”