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

Best of 2015

Best of 2015 | Rowesk

Favourite film: Sicario [review]
Favourite book:  The Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates by Charles Johnson
Favourite TV show: Mad Men / Mr Robot
Favourite comedy special: Anthony Jeselnik’s Thoughts and Prayers
Favourite game: Metal Gear Solid V
Favourite album:  Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit — Courtney Barnett
Favourite podcast: JRE / Roosterteeth
Favourite product: Xiaomi Yi

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Top 5 Movies

Sicario
Mad Max Fury Road
It Follows
Bone Tomahawk
Spectre

Special mention to Birdman / Whiplash, both technically came out in January this year.

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Top 5 Games

MGSV
Rainbow Six Siege
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection
Wolfenstein The Old Blood
Until Dawn

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Top 5 Albums

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit — Courtney Barnett
My Love is Cool — Wolf Alice
Surf — Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
Badlands — Halsey
Beauty Behind the Madness — The Weekend

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Top Comedy Specials

Thoughts and Prayers — Anthony Jeselnik
The Comeback Kid — John Mulaney
Boyish Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro

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Top Podcast Episodes

Derek Sivers on The Tim Ferriss Show
Whitney Cummings on the Joe Rogan Experience
Kelly Marcel on the Bret Easton Ellis Podcast
Rashida Jones on Off Camera