Tuesday, 24 December 2019

End of Year Fandom Meme 2019

End of Year Fandom Meme 2019

Another year, another end of year fandom meme. (If you want to do it yourself I've got easy copy / paste at my masterlist post.)

Which TV shows did you start watching this year?

Too many...

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't this year? Why?

So many things I never got around to. And a few I chose not to - I've not seen the last few episodes of Gotham and have no intention of correcting that. No Man's Land was a plot hole too far for me.


Which TV show impressed you least this year?


I don't understand Anthony's penchant for rewatching stuff, and I definitely don't get his completist need to see it all the way through. When a show becomes irredeemably bad, just drop it. There are so many series I have never seen the ending to for precisely this reason. I guess the problem with Smallville is that you wouldn't just be dropping it before the end. You'd be dropping it straight after the beginning...

It annoys me because the idea has such great potential, but then the execution sucks. Senator Kent, seriously. Then there's all the niggling questions which never get revolved, like: Why is Clark such an idiot? Why is Lana such a drip? Why does nobody think it weird a 22-year-old Lex Luthor is hanging around the local high school and wandering around the boys' locker rooms? Perhaps it's better that we don't know...


Your favourite TV show of the year?

Star Trek: Discovery. Michael should be the most annoying Mary Sue to hit our screens since Wesley Crusher, but somehow it just works.

Star Trek Discovery

Your favourite film you watched this year?

I actually made watching some films part of my 32 by 32 Bucketlist - and up to the Christmas season I had watched a grand total of seven. Thankfully the relentless festive TV scheduling has now bumped that figure up to 25. The best has definitely been the new live action Aladdin though. I was a bit dubious about Will Smith as the genie but Disney had it right - perfect casting.


Your main fandom of the year?

Star Wars, probably.

Your favourite book read this year?

It sounds really bad but... I've hardly read any published fiction this year. It's mostly been biographies and true crime. And the occasional UFO-centric release...

Favourite male character of the year?

Colin Robinson (What We Do In The Shadows)

I'm not even sure exactly what it is that makes Colin Robinson so hilarious to me. Maybe it's the very idea of an energy vampire hanging with the supernatural versions. Perhaps it's the Office(UK)-esque to camera segments. I just know that Colin getting off at the absolute mind numbing mundanity of the city council meeting was one of the best things I've seen this decade.

What We Do In The Shadows - Colin Robinson

Favourite female character of the year?

Hailey Yarner (Bletchley Circle: San Francisco)

She's so kooky and loveable! Chanelle Peloso really excels at those kind of characters - I thought she was great in the Cinderella Christmas Story too.

Hailey Yarner Bletchley Circle

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?

I'm looking forward to new Star Trek!

Only question I ever thought was hardwas do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?


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

I don't have any - but am open to suggestions. :)

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Baby Yoda. That is all.

Also I hope the reveal is that it's Yoda's self-love child. Because what SW canon has always needed is its favourite puppet to pull a DBZ Piccolo and hock up an egg containing his own reincarnation...

Baby Yoda

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

Ghosts. It's a sitcom by the people behind the Horrible Histories show, and they really capture that whole kids telly charm without it being too sanitised. Basically, it's what Ghosts of Motley Hall would be if they made it today.


Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Just the usual - why do people not write  the fanfic I want to read??

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