So in past years on this site, I've done Best Of lists at the end of the year - my favorite movies, favorite albums, favorite concerts I got to see during year, etc. But as you probably know, 2020 is not any normal year. There were a lot less movies thanks to theaters being closed, I couldn't keep up with the amount of TV there was and mostly rewatched old comfort shows, and concerts pretty much shut down entirely and there's no clear way to know when exactly they'll be back.

So instead of doing my usual Best Of lists to round out the year, I'm going to do it all right here - these were my favorite things that got me through 2020 intact. Some new, some old that I discovered for the first time. All of the stuff I'm about to list off is great (obviously, because it's my list) and I recommend checking out some of it out if you haven't!

New Movies: Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysHamiltonDavid Byrne's American UtopiaColor Out of SpacePossessorDa 5 BloodsI'm Thinking of Ending ThingsBill and Ted Face The MusicThe AssistantThe Invisible Man

Old Movies: The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)Stop Making SenseAnatomy of a MurderLe SamouraiCalifornia SplitIn The Mouth of MadnessOn The TownBrain DamageThe Last SeductionA Fish Called Wanda

Music: Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Anti-Flag's 20/20 Vision, The Bombpops' Death on Venice Beach, Worriers' You or Someone You Know, Bad Cop/Bad Cop's The Ride, Less Than Jake's Silver Linings, and I got really into The Talking Heads this year... more so than I already was.

Podcasts: Blank Check With Griffin and DavidYou Must Remember ThisU Talkin' Talking Heads 2 My Talking Head?The SlashfilmcastOh, Hello: The P'dcast

Video Games: The Last of Us Part IITony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2Final Fantasy VII RemakeSuper Mario OdysseySuper Smash Bros. UltimateCrash Bandicoot N'Sane TrilogyCrash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, God of War (2018)

TV: The SopranosNew GirlDon't Trust The B--- in Apartment 23Devs, The final seasons of Bojack Horseman and The Good Place

Concerts (For the first couple months of 2020, when they existed): Colin Hay at The Wilma, Magic City Hippies at The Top Hat, Chris Janson at the Butte Civic Center, Dr. Dog at The Wilma, Korn and Breaking Benjamin at the Adams Center.

Got any favorites that weren't on my lists? Maybe I didn't see it, listen to it, or play it yet! Text me some recommendations through the app!

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