Two-Word Reviews: Top 10 of 2015

Rather than doing a music top 10, and a movie top 10, etc., let’s be realistic – I’m a parent of a toddler with a full-time job. I don’t get out to as many movies as I’d like, or watch as many shows as I’d like, or listen to as many albums as I’d like. So I’m doing my Dad-best and put together an all encompassing pop culture top 10 for 2015, two-word review style.

#10. Mr. Robot (USA, Season 1) – best debut

#9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) – welcome nostalgia

#8. I Wasn’t Born to Lose You by Swervedriver – hypnotic textures

#7. Justified (FX, Season 6) – righteous death

#6. The Martian (Ridley Scott) – science FTW

#5. 30 for 30: The Four Falls of Buffalo – heart wrenching

#4. Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix, Season 1) – binge worthy

#3. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal by Greg Renoff – incredible insight

#2. The Heart is a Monster by Failure – monster success

#1. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) – chaotic masterpiece

Honorable mentions:
Mad Men (AMC, Season 7)
The Wrecking Crew (Denny Tedesco)
Star Wars by Wilco
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, Season 1)
Documentary Now! (IFC, Season 1)
Trainwreck (Judd Apatow)
“Pedestrian at Best” by Courtney Barnett from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
“Can’t Feel by Face” by The Weeknd from Beauty Behind the Madness
Silicon Valley (HBO, Season 2)