2010 in Review

/ Books, Geek Stuff, Movies, TV /

With the coming of the new year, I decided to reflect on the books I read and the movies and television that I watched in 2010.

Books

Best Reads

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. Changes by Jim Butcher
  4. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Best Surprise

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Changes by Jim Butcher

Biggest Disappointment

  1. Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  2. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Best Character

  1. Winner: Kelsier (from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn)
  2. Runner up: Fitz (from Robin Hobb’s Farseer series)

Movies

Best Movie

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  2. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  3. Inception
  4. Tron Legacy

Most Anticipated Movie

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Television

Best Television Show

  1. Lost
  2. Chuck

Best New Television Show

  1. The Event

Best “New to Me” Television Show

  1. Supernatural
  2. Arrested Development

Best Good Guy

  1. Chuck (Chuck)
  2. Hurley (Lost)

Best Bad Guy

  1. The Man in Black (Lost)
  2. Volkov (Chuck)

Hottest Lady

  1. Greta (Summer Glau) on Chuck
  2. Sarah on Chuck

So long 2010 and thanks for all the fish.

Chuck vs The Fear of Death

/ TV /

I’m a day behind on Chuck, but it was well worth the wait. Chuck vs the Fear of Death was pretty solid, not the best episode we’ve seen yet or anything, but entertaining nonetheless. Here are my favorite moments from the episode:

4 – Alex is back. Briefly. I love Alex. She is so cute. I wish she was in the show more.

3 – Agent Jim Rye. This guy was a scholar and a gentleman. I salute you Jim. Stay classy.

2 – Chuck and Sarah dressed as Han and Leia. I nearly died laughing when Sarah picked up the picture. Hilarious and hot!

1 – Summer Glau as Greta. I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. Why can’t Summer be the permanent Greta?

Kind of a short list, but Summer Glau probably deserves the top three spots. She is a talented actress and absolutely gorgeous. I wish she could be a permanent part of the show, but alas, she was fired.

I’m also a huge Whedon fan and it’s awesome to see some of the gang back together, if only briefly. The attempt at a Firefly reference was nice, but not terribly funny.

Can’t wait for next week!