I can’t believe it’s that TIME again (pardon the pun). One of my favourite annual lists recapping the best and worst of 2014 is here. Here are my two cents in some of the categories:
Arts & Entertainment
Top 10 Movies: I honestly hadn’t heard of most of these films. I’ve seen Lucy and although I liked it, I don’t think it would have made my top ten. I want to see Boyhood as well. But that’s about it.
I also hadn’t seen any of the worst 10 movies, most of the best movie performances, most of the Top TV shows and episodes (totally agree on Outlander’s “The Wedding” and the Game of Thrones episode of Joffrey’s death).
Top 10 Songs: Again, hadn’t heard of most. surprised to see Chandelier by Sia on the list (top 10? really?) and happy to see Taylor Swift (Blank Space, although I liked Shake it Off better).
Top 10 Worst songs: Surprised at some on here. Rude by Magic? All About That Bass? Black Widow by Iggy Azalea? Weird.
Top 10 Albums: Only one I’ve heard of is Taylor’s 1989. and agree.
Science & Tech
Top 10 Gadgets: Not many surprises here: iPad air 2, iPhone 6 Plus, GoPro. We’ve been waiting for Oculus Rift for a while now – it’s on the list again this year. Jawbone – the device that tracks everything about you (calories burned, minutes of REM sleep) – could be cool. Apple Watch – something to look out for; this type of device will likely be the next big thing.
Top 10 Apps: I love “2048” – the simple logical game with 70s style color scheme and easy yet addictive goal.
Top 10 Things that broke the Internet: I laughed at a lot of these… Like Kim Kardashian’s butt. The “sexy felon” photo. Renee Zellweger’s makeover. Taylor’s album release. The iPhone 6 release. The Ice Bucket challenge. Solange and Jay-Z’s fight in the elevator. And of course the leak of the celebrity nudie pics. LOLs all around.
Top 10 Viral Videos: IKEA’s Apple parody – “it’s a bookbook”. 🙂 Love it. Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon’s amazing amazing lip sync battle – so good! “All by Myself” video by lonely dude at the airport.
Top 10 Moments for Women: Some good stuff here this year: Emma Watson’s speech about feminism, female-lead movie Frozen highest-grossing animated film ever showing that people will go see movies with female leads, Malala wins the Nobel Prize.
Top 10 Selfies: My faves are the queen’s photobombing and Ellen’s Oscar night celeb-packed selfie. Great shots.