2010’s Entertainment Stays with Me

31 Dec

A couple nights ago, I re-watched the series finale of Lost for the first time in about four months.

I’m happy to report that I enjoyed it as much, if not more than, I did when the episode first aired in May, and the last time I watched it back when the DVD was first released in August — and that’s not just because I’m still blown away by how great Evangeline Lilly looked in that black dress.

That’s a relief, because when the finale aired, I was lamenting the end of one of my all-time favorite TV shows.

The last episode of Lost not only lived up to the hype, but it endures and continues to be great.

Good entertainment does that: It stays with you and doesn’t lose its appeal over time.

2010 had a handful of those kinds of things. In addition to Lost, I got immense pleasure from watching Community, Modern Family, and Glee (the second season, not the second half of the first).

I’m still really enjoying Jamie Cullum’s latest album (it’s even better live in concert), as well as the new release from Maroon 5.

I was excited to see American Idiot the week it opened on Broadway, and I even finished a book I really enjoyed, The Accidental Billionaires.

And then there were the movies.

As of this writing, I’ve seen 57 of the films considered 2010 releases. (Some films I saw in the early part of the year were considered 2009 releases.)

Of them, I have my favorites.

It should be noted that the list that follows is not a list of the best movies of 2010, and it’s also incomplete because there are a couple films I have yet to see that may make this list.

So with those caveats, here are the 10 movies I saw in 2010 that I enjoyed more than the rest:

1. The Social Network (which I’ve seen three times)
2. The Fighter
3. Inception
4. 127 Hours
5. The Kids Are All Right
6. Toy Story 3
7. Greenberg
8. Solitary Man
9. The Town
10. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work/Winnebago Man
Honorable mention: The Expendables, which was crap, but really fun crap.

And rather than list the 10 worst movies I saw, let’s call this list the 10 movies I enjoyed the least:

1. Piranha 3D
2. Valentine’s Day
3. Alice in Wonderland
4. Knight & Day
5. Secretariat
6. The Tourist
7. Shutter Island
8. Little Fockers
9. Due Date
10. Dinner for Schmucks

What were your favorite movies, TV shows, albums, etc.? Please do share your thoughts with me.

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