Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Highlights

Happy new year, everyone! I hope your new year's eve was filled with fun and cake. What, cake's not a new year's thing? Well, it should be. I thought I'd share with you my highlights from 2012 in books, video games, movies, and TV series.

Book: Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks

I am a huge Terry Brooks fan, though some of his later books I'm not enjoying as much as the older ones. But I am loving this new series. The second book in the Dark Legacy of Shannara is on my Kindle waiting to be read and reviewed, and I can't wait to get to it. You can read my review of Wards of Faerie here.


Video Game: Mass Effect 3

I am cheating a bit with this one as I haven't actually gotten to play it yet, but I will say it has been my most anticipated to play game that came out in 2012, and I can't wait to get to it.


 Movie: The Avengers

I don't think this one needs an explanation. There was action. There was humour. There was Joss Whedon directing. It was a masterpiece. (My short review is here).


TV Show: Eureka

On it's final season this year, Eureka did not suffer from the "too many seasons" syndrome, where the show gets boring (Terra Nova), old (How I Met Your Mother), or just weird (Lost). The characters were great, the plots appropriately wacky, and the funny parts made me giggle. It was a satisfying end to a satisfying show. I love it when a show ends well.

 
 You can also check out my list of Top 5 Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Shows of 2012 on TV Geek Army.

15 comments:

  1. Definitely agree on Avengers - am behind on Eureka but I love it!

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    1. It is great. Sad it is done, but glad it ended well.

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  2. Happy New Year. I hope you get to play Mass Effect 3 today. That Terry Brooks Faerie series looks pretty awesome!

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  3. Happy New Year! How about pie, does that count? I just got into Firefly, and so sad that there are only 14 episodes. I'll have to buy Serenity now.

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    1. All right, pie definitely counts! Hurray for Firefly!!! It is one of my favourite shows. Possibly my most favourite. Tied with Doctor Who. Serenity is fantastic too--don't miss it!

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  4. Last year I put GRRM's A Dance With Dragons on my best of list even though I hadn't read it yet.

    And yay for The Avengers. It's my go-to movie whenever I have any amount of time to kill.

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    1. haha, I am ashamed to say I don't own it yet. But I blame that on being jobless at the moment.

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  5. I miss Eureka!!!! Best show ever. Next to Stargate of course.
    Happy New Year, Allison! May it bring you many blessings.

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    1. Yes, Eureka and Stargate are awesome! Happy new year to you as well :)

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  6. I'm with you on the Mass Effect 3, the series was one of my favourite franchises, I pre-ordered #3 and everything, but I still haven't gotten around to it.

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    1. One of these days, I will get to it!

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  7. I've stayed away from mentioning my favourite things because I've read so much less than I ought to, and my big TV discovery was How I Met Your Mother, and I'm sure everyone else has already moved on from that. I think I saw 2 films at the cinema - one was the Smurfs and I had to leave because the 3D affected my vertigo.. fail :-)

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    1. I enjoyed the first seasons of HIMYM, but it is getting stale now. Aww, 3D makes me dizzy too!

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  8. I've got to get back to watching Eureka. I enjoyed the first season and then have never gotten back to it. Your assessment of the show as a whole makes me really want to though.

    I too have yet to play Mass Effect 3 (just got it for Christmas) but I am really looking forward to it. I've enjoyed this series of games so much.

    Hope your 2013 is filled with more great gaming, reading and watching experiences.

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