2020 Unwind!

We are officially living in 2021 and it already feels better! 2020 was the year of the couch potato and we are all guilty of that! During 2020, I watched, read and listened more than I have ever before! It is time to unwind my year with you guys so buckle up because this post is gonna be a doozy!

Music

I listen to music all the time but this year I think I went to new height on the way I listen to music. Here is my year in music!

  • I Discovered 227 new artists
  • I Listened to 221 genres (TOPS: Rock, Show Tunes, Soft Rock, Punk and Dance Pop)
  • Top Song of the year: The One by The Lemon Twigs (Streamed 107 times)
  • Other top songs of the year: Closer to the Heart, Rush. Ruling Me, Weezer. Smart Girls, Weezer. The end of the Game, Weezer
  • My most played decade was the 1990s and the number one song from that decade for me was Susanna by Weezer
  • Top Artists of my year: Green Day, The Lemon Twigs, Weezer, Blink 182 and Ninja Sex Party

Records from my year

Movies

Movies have the abilities to take you somewhere else, live in a different time and see life from someone else’s perspective. I have been a movie nerd my whole life and I watched so many movies this year that I came across some good ones…and some not so good one. With this year being as crazy as it was, I didn’t get to see a lot of new movies so for the following lists, these movies are not all from 2020 but were just things I watched throughout the year (most of them for the first time)

The good movies from my 2020

  • Becky
  • The Turning
  • American Pie
  • Trainwreck
  • Skeleton Twins
  • Hot Rod
  • Persepolis
  • I’m a Fugitive of a Chain Gang
  • North By Northwest
  • Valley Girl
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Reefer Madness
  • The Babysitter
  • Boogie Nights
  • Sinister
  • Porky’s
  • Ghost World
  • Natural Born killers
  • The Martian
  • Borat
  • The Evil Dead
  • Airplane
  • Shazam
  • Do the Right Thing

The not so good movies from my year

  • The Lodge
  • The Lighthouse
  • Borat 2
  • The 39 Steps
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Knock Knock
  • The Hug

Letterboxd year in review

Letterboxd is this really cool app my uncle showed me where you can create lists of movies you want to see or have seen and then you can either just keep them all logged and rate them or you can write reviews on them. It also allows you to connect with other people and read their reviews on the films they have been watching. This year they hopped on the bandwagon and gave me my Year in Film.

Go and follow me on Letterboxd at Izabella1023

Television

Most kids nowadays are addicted to things like weed, alcohol, sex and cocaine…the normal kids stuff. But I am no normal kid so for as long as I can remember, I have been getting high off the TV. I love watching TV during the day, at night and I even need to have the TV on to sleep! Over the years, TV has advanced to streaming sites and constant reruns and now it is easier than ever for me to get my fix!

My new shows of 2020 (worth my while)

  • Brooklyn 99
  • Barry
  • Pickle and Peanut
  • Beyond Scared Straight
  • The League
  • The Act
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • PEN15
  • Big Mouth (season 4)
  • Community
  • I’m Not Okay With This
  • Ink Master
  • F is for Family (season 4)
  • Sex Education

My new shows from 2020 (trash)

  • Brickleberry
  • Paradise P.D
  • Out There
  • The Midnight Gospel

Comfort shows that helped me get through 2020

  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Saturday Night Live (seasons 1-5)
  • The Simpsons
  • South Park
  • Spongebob
  • Family Guy
  • Rick and Morty
  • Rupaul’s Drag Race
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Guy’s Grocery Games
  • Supermarket Sweep
  • Gravity Falls
  • The Office

Books

What really needs to be said about the amazing world of books! They are like little movies that you create in your mind! Being a nerd is fun trust me; it ain’t much but it’s honest work.

Great books to read while the world burns down

Amazon.com: Gravity Falls - Read? Poster: Toys & Games
  • Orphan Train
  • Children of the Corn and other Short Stories
  • All the Scott Pilgrim comics
  • Helter Skelter
  • MAUS
  • IT
  • Janis: Her Life and Music
  • Is this Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman
  • Love is like a Mixtape
  • Supermarket (this was actually kinda horrible…don’t read this one)
  • The Big Book of Serial Killers
  • Persepolis Comics

Podcast

Notice, it just said podcast; just one of them. I do not like podcasts whatsoever but this year I found one that I really ended up enjoying and I listen to it every week. So even though there is only one, I think it is still relevant to talk about.


Conan Needs A Friend

Conan Needs A Friend is obviously Conan’s podcast and it is absolutely hilarious. Not only is Conan super funny to listen to but he is not afraid to pick apart his guests brains. I have really been enjoying to hear about the lives of my favorite actors and comedians while I clean my grandparents house; makes all the spider webs a little less gross.

Top 5 Guests on Conan Needs A Friend

  • Mike Myers
  • Martin Short
  • Bill Hader
  • John Mulaney
  • Kristin Chenoweth

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