It’s that time! With the year winding down, here is my very own Obligatory 2014 TV Favorites List. Now, if you’ve been reading for a while, none of these should surprise you. I thought it might be a fun thing to do year to year, so even though you’ve probably read a million of these, I’m giving you another. I’ve got two categories for you; my favorite things, TV & video games. Without further ado:
5. Orange is the New Black | Probably my most anticipated new season of the year, OITNB’s second season did not disappoint!
4. Lost Girl | I stated watching this late last year, early 2014. This show hit every note for me, and I recommend it for Buffy fans and similar. It’s final season is just beginning, so jump on this train.
3. American Horror Story | Coven straddled 2013 and 2014, and Freak Show will bleed into next year. I’m just so onboard with this show and especially Jessica Lange. I only hope she is as onboard as I am for the next season!
2. The Walking Dead | I watched the first season years ago, and picked up again recently just in time for the mid-season finale. I am constantly impressed with the emotional depths this show brings me to.
1. Orphan Black | Recommended to me in late 2013, I watched the first season of this show just in time for the second to begin. You may have caught my Clone Club Catch-Ups, and expect to see more next year. Tatiana Maslany’s masterful performance as almost all of the show’s main characters is always worth watching.
Honorable Mention: Top Chef | Another show whose seasons straddle two years, I absolutely loved New Orleans and Boston might be my favorite season ever. Stay tuned for more recaps!
03. Super Smash Bros. WiiU/3DS | Okay, this is two games. I’ve played the 3DS version more because it’s portable, and I’ve had it longer. This is my favorite installment of Super Smash since the original N64 version. The novelty of this concept has not worn off! Kirby smashing up Pikachu is still awesome.
02. Mario Kart 8 | I hate to say this, but I’m not really a Mario Kart girl. Sure, I loved Super Mario Kart, but the N64 days had me with Diddy Kong Racing and don’t even get me started on Double Dash. MK8, however, single-handedly justified purchasing a WiiU for me. I am so impressed with this game. I love the online component, and find the DLC exciting. I keep on coming back for more!
01. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby | Hoenn was always my favorite region so I was more excited than ever before for these amazing remakes. I got through Alpha Sapphire fast; faster than X by far. These games have even reignited my desire to complete an Unova adventure. I’m so happy that more people will be introduced to this region and this story. These games are fantastic and I can’t wait for what Pokémon has in store for us next! I’d write more about how much I’m obsessed with these fantastic games, but I want to go wonder trade.
And there you have it! What are your favorite shows and/or games from this year?