Best of 2017

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Favourite film:  Wind River
Favourite book:  Heather, The Totality
Favourite TV show:  Godless
Favourite comedy special:  Neal Brennan — Three Mics
Favourite game:  Uncharted: Lost Legacy
Favourite album:  The Search for Everything — John Mayer
Favourite podcast:  Do By Friday
Favourite product:  Tesla Model S

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Top 5 Movies

Wind River
Jackie
Blade Runner 2049
The Lost City of Z
Columbus

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Top 5 TV Shows

Godless
Master of None
Mindhunter
The Girlfriend Experience
Curb Your Enthusiasm

In no particular order, 2017 was an amazing year for TV.

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Top 5 Games

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
COD: Remastered
Prey
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Wolfenstein II

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Top 5 Albums

The Search for Everything — John Mayer
After Laughter — Paramore
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Visions of a Life — Wolf Alice
Everything — Logic

Shout out to Metalllica — Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.

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Top Comedy Specials

Neal Brennan — Three Mics
Dave Chappelle — Age of Spin
Norm MacDonald — Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Spin
Michael Ché — Michael Ché Matters
Chris D’elia — Man on Fire

Shout out to The Standups on Netflix for introducing me to Dan Soder, Beth Stelling, and Nate Bargatze.

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Top Podcasts

Do By Friday [The #2 anti-semitism podcast]
JRE
Congratulations
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
The Cracked Podcast

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Favourite Youtube Channels

Binging With Babish
Sugar Pine 7
Veritassium
Sam and Niko
Casey Neistat

Best of 2016

Best of 2016 | Rowesk

Favourite film:  Nocturnal Animals
Favourite book:  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Favourite TV show:  The Girlfriend Experience
Favourite comedy special:  Frankie Boyle’s Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved
Favourite game:  Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Favourite album:  Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
Favourite podcast:  JREThe Brett Easton Ellis Podcast
Favourite product:  Amazon Echo and Philips Hue Bulbs

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Top 5 Movies

Nocturnal Animals
The Lobster
The Invitation
Green Room
The Revenant

Special mention to Arrival, Deadpool, Disorder, and Café Society — all spectacular movies.

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Top 5 TV Shows

The Girlfriend Experience
Mr Robot
Stranger Things
Parts Unknown
Mad Dogs

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Top 5 Games

Uncharted 4
Doom
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Battlefield One
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Shoutout to Life is Strange, it didn’t come out this year but it’d definitely be on the list if it did, it’s wonderful.

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Top 5 Albums

Coloring Book — Chance the Rapper
Run the Jewels 3 — Run the Jewels
Mr Robot Volume 1 — Mac Quayle
Untitled Unmastered — Kendrick Lamar
Uncharted 4 OST — Henry Jackman

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Top Comedy Specials

Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved — Frankie Boyle
Comedy Camisado — Hannibal Buress
Natasha Leggero — Live at the Bimbo’s
Ilisa Shlesinger — Confirmed Kills (winner of best title)
Making America Great Again — David Cross

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Top Podcast Episodes

Cracked – Narcissism Is Our National Mental Disorder
JRE – 788 (I cry laughing at the MCT oil talk every time I listen)
Tim Ferriss Experiment – Seth Godin
Song Exploder – Courtney Barnett, Depreston

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Favourite Youtube Channels

Smarter Every Day
Slow Mo Guys
Funhaus
Kinda Funny
Gary Vaynerchuk