please forgive my rambling, mistake filled, confusing takes on the Hobbit. I mispoke several times, calling the hobbit, the lord of the rings, and vice versa. plus I know that 3 X 2 = 6 not 9. what a mess. I am ashame.
SciGuys Top 5:
4. Game of Thrones
3. Dark Knight Rises
2. Walking Dead
1. Joss Whedon – I wasn’t sure what could be in the top 5 and I decided that while Avengers would be my #1 (best feeling I had at the movies all year), there was also Cabin in the Woods, which is my new #1 horror movie, and the Firefly 10th Anniversary activities. Joss made me happy Spring, Summer and Fall, FTW!
2. Haven – OK, yeah, the final two, most revealing, episodes didn’t air until January, but that’s not Haven’s fault! And, honestly, I spent all of 2012 anxiously looking forward to Haven’s September debut, and I wasn’t disappointed. The writers wisely gave Audrey and gang a concrete serial killer to focus on in the midst of the much broader “Audrey disappears every 27 years and it’s coming up soon” plot. The show seems to have hit its stride, with both the mythology and “Trouble of the Week” plots deeper emotionally and more complex in the telling. I both hated and loved having to wait for those last two episodes. And I’m beyond ready for Season 4. Is it September yet?
3. Once Upon a Time – This show is more complex and fun than you give it credit for. The main thing you can miss on initial watching of only a few episodes is how bad and wrong the “good guys” can be. This adds a painful, interesting and unpredictable element to the storyline, which has only become more dangerous and exciting in season 2.
4. Dark Knight Rises – Yeah, I pretty much held my breath through the entire movie even though I was familiar with the Bane storyline from the comics. I’ve seen it twice now, and I’m still trying to decide if I enjoy it or if I’m merely being pummeled by it, but that has to mean something.
5. Arrow – Yeah, ok, it really has been a pleasant surprise, even if it is a bit too Boy for my taste.
Missing my cut were Doctor Who, which I love and looked forward to, but showed too few episodes with at least one clinker, and Snow White and the Huntsman, which I also loved, but it was missing something I can’t quite put my finger on.
My disappointment of the year was, very sad to say, Fringe. While the final season had its moments, I didn’t enjoy spending it in a relentless dystopia where we were treated to nonstop character deaths and misery. Even the humorous moments were grim. I would have enjoyed 13 episodes of “Fringe of the week” much, much more, even if it didn’t build to a damn thing.