Saturday, 30 December 2017

End of Year Fandom Meme 2017

End of Year Fandom Meme

I did this meme last year and really enjoyed it. So, here's to another 12 months of fandom! :)

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2016? 

I don't think I watched that many new (to me) shows this year. I re-watched some stuff, watched the latest developments from others, but new shows were kind of thin on the ground...

Almost Human, Ladykillers (1970s), Public Eye, Real Crime.

I might have watched more if retro crime shows were easier to get hold of!


Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2016? Why? 

No new shows but there are lots I wanted to catch up with but didn't find chance - e.g. Endeavour, Grantchester, Hinterland, Midsomer Murders, etc. Fingers crossed for 2018!


Which TV show impressed you least in 2016? 

Legends of Tomorrow. It's awful yet Anthony continues to inflict it on us.


Your favourite TV show of the year? 

Public Eye. This originally aired on ITV between 1965 and 1975, but I caught all the remaining episodes - the early seasons fell victim to ABC Television's wiping policy - on YouTube. It follows private enquiry agent Frank Marker (Alfred Burke) as he solves mysteries. Sort of. Because the thing about Public Eye is that most episodes lack any real kind of resolution, just the way these things play out in real life. It's so at odds with the expectations of modern TV that it feels jarring and almost futuristic!

Public Eye


Your favourite film you watched this year?

I saw Wreck-It Ralph for the first time and really enjoyed it. Coco made me cry too.


Your main fandom of the year? 

Gotham. Again. It's not even that it's a particularly great show - I'm just too invested to give up on it!

Gotham


Your favourite book read this year? 

Nothing is really jumping out to me, to be honest. I've read a lot of true crime but there was no real 'stand out' for me this year.


Favourite male character of the year?

We've been watching Poirot from the beginning throughout December and he's such a brilliant character. My favourite moment so far has been Hastings sulking that Poirot had forgotten his promise to accompany him to the Victory Ball:

"Well, unfortunately I have to re-arrange my stamps in order of size."

We've all been there! Haha.

Poirot


Favourite female character of the year? 

Marianna has become obsessed with pink, sparkles and princesses this year. I don't even want to think about how many times I've had to sit through Cinderella! Thankfully she has also fallen for the charm of Moana which I've seen 50+ times and have yet to grow sick of. The soundtrack is great and it's so refreshing to have a Disney heroine who isn't even thinking about romance.

Moana



Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? 

I'm so out of the loop, I don't even know what's due out in 2018!


Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?

It pains me to admit that I've the artist I've listened to most this year has probably been Ed Sheeran...



The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? 

I want to try writing fic for the new Beauty and the Beast film. What can I say? Gaston and his ego were inspiring!


Your biggest squee moment of the year? 

N/A.


Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

Almost Human. It's about robot cops solving crime in the future which, you know, isn't exactly an original concept but the spin they put on it is awesome. It was originally aired in the US in 2014 and, of course, was cancelled after just one series. There is a ton of fanwork for it though, and I'm now wrangling the fandom on AO3 and planning to offer it in a few exchanges this year. :)

Almost Human


Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

I finally got around to watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens... it sucked. It sucked so bad. I haven't seen The Last Jedi yet but let's just say that I'm not holding my breath that it will be any better.



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