Best Of 2012: Film and TV

I love a good portion of film and TV. Especially TV this past year. I've watched more television shows than ever before: Revenge, Glee, Smash, Game Of Thrones, Once Upon A Time, Pretty Little Liars and most importantly Gossip Girl. I haven't seen so many films actually, just those I really wanted to see. Well, I'll try my best anyway.

Film Of The Year: The Help
Technically The Help is a 2011 film, but here in the Netherlands it was released just days before the new year and therefore I do include it here. As I wrote in the post just hours after I had seen the movie, The Help truly was an Aha-moment for me. It's beautiful, touching, intrigating and shocking, all at the same time. The Help's amazing cast is all the more reason to call The Help movie of the year: Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer (hello Oscar!) and Jessica Chastain (hi second award season in a row!) are some of the most talented and beloved actresses in Hollywood.

TV Show Of The Year: Revenge
Pretty much like The Help started Revenge its first season in 2011, but it wasn't until about February I discovered this show. Anyway, I think Revenge is the best new TV show in quite a while. The story of Amanda Clarke/Emily Thorne and her vendetta against the filthy rich Grayson Family is quite a thrilling one. Extra kudos to Madeleine Stowe's fantastic portrayal of Victoria Grayson, matriarch to the Grayson Family. 

OMG Moment Of The Year: The Revelation
Gossip Girl it is. Don't read anymore if you are afraid of spoilers, because this is probably the biggest of them all. It might come as no surprise that Gossip Girl has been my favourite TV show for years, so I think it's no more than logical that this particular moment is my favourite TV moment of the year.

Breakthrough Of The Year: Jennifer Lawrence
She first rose to prominence when she got nominated for an Academy Award in 2011, but it wasn't until this year that she bursted out into a whole new level of stardom, after starring in what's probably one of the biggest movie hits this year, The Hunger Games. She now is one of the newest faces of Christian Dior and a frontrunner for a second Oscar nomination for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

Guilty Pleasure: Smash
This TV series around the making of a Marilyn Monroe musical truly is a guilty pleasure. Its quite predictable and cheesy, but I do like watching it. Plus Smash does know where to find some good guest stars: Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minelli and Jennifer Hudson. Yes, Smash truly is a guilty pleasure!


  1. These are great! I really loved Smash. Yeah you're right, not the most brilliant show, but the singing...sigh, Love it.

  2. I can't wait to see Silver Linings Playbook.


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