My Top 40 in Pop Culture for the year 2010

Note: This list encompasses my pop culture year, which means that some things were current and many others originated in past years. Of the things I saw and heard through 2010, these are the ones that stood out… for better or worse.

MOVIES
1. Inception
2. Salt
3. Toy Story 3
4. Crazy Heart
5. The Hurt Locker
6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
7. Knight and Day
8. The Expendables
9. Stage Door
10. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which I finally, finally saw this year)

 

TELEVISION
1. Rubicon (may it rest in peace)
2. concluding the saga of LOST
3. the final season of 24, which included my beloved Clayne Crawford and provided my number one favorite moment of its entire series run: Jack Bauer’s armored assault
4. Mad Men, featuring the steady downward spiral of Don Draper, the comic demise of Miss Blankenship, and Sally Draper’s coming of age
5. the parallel universes of Fringe and my ever-increasing love for Peter Bishop
6. The Walking Dead, the zombie series I never knew I’d want to watch
7. finally discovering Friday Night Lights
8. Cole Hauser’s return to a weekly series (however brief it may turn out to be)
9. the revival of Grey’s Anatomy, with more Christina and less Meredith (thankfully!)
10. giving up on no less than 8 series in a single network season, including two longtime favorites (Survivor and Private Practice)

 

MUSIC
1. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now album
2. Free by Zac Brown Band
3. White Liar by Miranda Lambert
4. Every Dog Has Its Day by Toby Keith
5. an actual mass-produced CD from Christian Kane
6. discovering Josh Turner
7. discovering Blake Shelton
8. giving Kenny Chesney a chance
9. realizing I’d been loving the music of Garth Brooks without knowing it
10. the continued (superior) musical output from Glee, which made me love a Lady Gaga song and reminded me that Gwyneth Paltrow can sang, baby

 

NEWS & EVENTS
1. Earthquake in Haiti
2. Oil spill in the Gulf
3. Flooding in Nashville, Tennessee
4. Chilean miners survive more than two months trapped underground
5. The Great North Texas Snowstorm
6. Texas Rangers play in World Series
7. Royal Engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton, which brought back memories of his parents’ grand wedding in 1981
8. Sandra Bullock wins the Best Actress Oscar for a family film then shows true grace through the public spectacle of her crumbling marriage
9. the ridiculous success of Avatar sets off an influx of movies released in 3D… much to my dismay
10. my personal highlight of 2010: finally getting a chance to see Wicked on stage and being able to share that with Kiwi

 

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About Jules Q

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Posted on 31 December 2010, in Lists I Keep and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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