My Favorite TV Series, Movies, and Games of 2016
Now that we are well into 2017, it’s a good time to take a look back at last year and see which tv series, movies, and video games graced our screens.
Between tv cable networks, HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, the amount of tv series currently in production is immense; here are my 2016 favorites.
Game of Thrones
Still one of the best shows on television; now that the series has gone past the books material; it’s even more interesting.
The best show when it comes to the portrayal of InfoSec and hacking culture. It’s a mind bending guilty pleasure.
This reminds me so much of the Twilight Zone and I love it; an anthology of stories based in a dystopian not-so-distant future.
I have a massive soft spot for the 80’s show V and its mini-series; this is the remake the series would have deserved with really high production values.
This is Nostalgia at its finest: all the 80s tropes mixed with a very spooky story which will jolt the memories of the ones who were kids back then.
Les Revenants (The Returned)
The original French show is far superior to its American counterpart: visually singular and supported by Mogwai’s absolutely beautiful soundtrack.
In a see of prequels, sequels, soft reboots, and virtue-signaling extravaganzas, very few movies stood out from the crowd; but the ones who did, were really good.
When movies are getting dumber and dumber, it’s refreshing to have a science-fiction movie that doesn’t insult its audience’s intelligence.
Who knew a super hero movie could be the perfect flick for a Valentine’s Day date. A politically incorrect super hero was needed.
I love genre movies and despite the movie not performing as expected doesn’t change how entertaining and well-made the movie is.
The Neon Demon
I’m a huge fan of Nicolas Winding Refn’s visual style and cinematic universe; it’s smart and cynical however it’s an acquired taste.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Apart from the last 10 minutes, this is a very creepy thriller that are very nicely executed. John Goodman should get an award for it.
This is an absolutely stunning psychological thriller that doesn’t pull any punches; it’s unsettling and brilliant.
I’m still not sure if 2016 was a good year for video games: there was a lot of good games but very few great games. Here are the ones, I’ve enjoyed the most.
Very few games are as addicting as Overwatch can be: it’s fun to play, the progression system is rewarding, and it’s a colorful and unique blend of gameplay.
In an era where Call Of Duty and Battlefield reign on the FPS genre, Doom goes back to its roots: its speed is exhilarating and its gore over the top.
Watch Dogs 2
A big improvement on the original; one of the game’s strengths is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously and as a result, it’s a quite appealing.
An unfortunate release date handicapped this game to reach the audience it should have; it’s everything we wanted the original to be and so much more.
Dragon Quest Builders
Japanese video games excel at combining different genre; this is a mix between a RPG and Minecraft but unlike the later, it’s a lot of fun.
Still in development and yet so much fun; this is a mix between Hitman and Metal Gear Solid set around the dating life of a Japanese high school pupil.