What a year! I have to admit, 2011 didn’t start out that great for me, but boy did it certainly end up being a good one. This was also a fab year for music and movies. I had a very hard time coming up with my year-end list of favorites, so in a few instances I listed a couple favs, because why not! Having too many good things to choose from is an awesome problem.
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Muppets! I don’t think I’ve ever had a grin on my face the entire time I watched a movie. The Muppets were my childhood. I had a Miss Piggy doll, one of those magnetic books, even a Muppet cookbook! I was so excited for this movie and it did not disappoint! I even brought my Beaker doll to the movie theater. Yep, I brought a doll. This how I roll. The movie had heart, laughter, joy, and the greatest cameo of all time. I couldn’t find a photo of said cameo, but this photo will give you a big hint:
I still giggle thinking about Dave’s cameo and pretty much the entire movie. I will forever be grateful to Jason Segel for not only bringing the Muppets back for my generation to enjoy, but for introducing Beaker and Co. to a new crop of Muppetheads.
FAVORITE MOVIE FROM A SERIES: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 I had to include this movie as well because it was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. I cried four times watching the final movie in a series that I have extremely fond memories of. I think it’s safe to say that, without question, the cast of this series is the best cast ever assembled. Period. We’ve watched these actors grow up before our eyes and they’ve done us proud. I think this EW cover sums it up best.
OTHER AMAZING MOVIES: Crazy, Stupid Love; 50/50; The Beginners; War Horse
FAVORITE NEW TV SHOW: New Girl – I got to see a screening of the pilot this summer. Within the first 30 seconds I turned to my friend and said, “I LOVE THIS SHOW.” That’s how long it took me to fall for Zooey Deschanel’s quirky Jess. I’ve been looking forward to each new episode and they haven’t disappointed. It has some of my favorite lines of a TV show, ever. Just a little sample:
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