My 2017 Year-in-Review: Entertainment Edition

Here is a list of (just about) everything I watched or read in the year 2017. The list is in (mostly) chronological order.

TV Series Watched

Schitt’s Creek (abandoned)

The Man in the High Castle (abandoned)

Silicon Valley (seasons 1, 2, 3, 4)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (finished season 2, season 3 in progress)

Sneaky Pete (season 1)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jane the Virgin (finished season 3, season 4 in progress)

Westworld (Abandoned)

The Mindy Project (seasons 5 and 6)

The Middle (finished season 8, season 9 in progress)

Better Call Saul (season 3)

Bill Nye Saves the World (abandoned)

Great News (abandoned)

Catastrophe (season 3)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (season 3)

Orange is the New Black (season 5)

Glow (season 1)

Boiling the Frog (YouTube)

Atypical (season 1)

Project Runway (season 16 – unfinished because Lifetime’s website locked the content)

The Handmaid’s Tale (abandoned)

Maron (season 1-4)

Will & Grace (Reboot (in progress))

Couple Thinkers (YouTube)

Fresh Off the Boat (whatever season it’s in now, Sonja likes it)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (season 1 in progress)

Tin Star (abandoned)

Psych: The Movie

The Crown (season 2)

Halt and Catch Fire (season 4)

Movies/Documentaries/Comedy Specials Watched

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Cinco (Jim Gaffigan)

Bridget Jones’ Baby

Rifftrax: Replica

Sausage Party

The Lego Batman Movie

Manchester By the Sea

Dave Chappelle: The Art of Spin

Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Gad Gone Wild

The Edge of 17


Minimalism: A Documentary

Hidden Figures


Cars 3

Beauty and the Beast (2017)


The Founder

Man Up

Save the Date

Wonder Woman

Marc Maron: Too Real

Marc Maron: Thinky Pain

Jerry Before Seinfeld

The Big Sick

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Don’t Think Twice

Sleepwalk with Me

Partly Fiction (fell asleep)

An Inconvenient Sequel (fell asleep)

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

John Mulaney: New in Town

Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity

Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation

Books Read

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (abandoned)

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Moonglow by Michael Chabon (abandoned)

Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed by Harlan Ellison (abandoned)

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Pink Brain, Blue Brain by Lise Eliot (abandoned)

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Minimalist Parenting by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest

Emotional Design by Donald A. Norman (unfinished)

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken (unfinished)

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake

Everything that Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn

The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson

Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua S. Becker

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron

Sleepwalk with Me by Mike Birbiglia

Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Fowl Language: The Struggle is Real by Brian Gordon

I tried with Handmaid’s Tale, I really did. I got up to episode 4, I think. But the future dystopian stuff is just not my genre (see also: Man in the High Castle.)  I said last year I’d try to read more fiction this year, so it’s pretty funny that of the two novels I attempted, I only made it through one, and that one was pretty meh. I still feel like I had a great year in books and make no such silly resolutions for next year. I shall carry on as I have been carrying on, or as my daughter might say, “I read what I want!”

Having never seen Chappelle’s Show, I watched both of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy specials on Netflix and loved them. I also saw him on talk shows promoting the specials, and every time I thought, “hey, I like this guy. He’s very pleasant.” I liked Marc Maron’s Netflix stand-up too, but when I see him on talk shows, he does not have the same calming effect as Chappelle. I’ll be watching the new Chappelle comedy specials when they release on New Year’s Eve.

That was the year that was in entertainment. Not bad, actually. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.


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