Wonderland, this means the annual “best of” lists that are so popular around
this awesome blogging community. Today our Top Ten Tuesday topic gives us a
nudge to put together said list.
Broke and Bookish December 27th | Top Ten Best
Books Of 2016 (you choose — best books overall of what you read regardless of
pub date, of a particular genre, 2016 debuts, 2016 releases, etc) – Broke and
I’ve decided today to look at some of the best films – from the big and small
screen, and TV shows of 2016. Don’t be alarmed, I will still be publishing a
Best of 2016 Book List (because isn’t this a requirement of all book
bloggers?), it will simply not arrive until tomorrow or the next day. Either
way, I invite you to return to read that list. Or you know, just to hang out
for a while.
available, reviews are linked in titles). Only be aware, things are about to
get long. Read at your own peril, fellow book nerds.
unexpected films that I watched early on in 2016.
not the greatest fan of this storybook tale, I do like Burton’s adaptations
(because they’re tailor made for him) and Depp as the Hatter. Plus, this one
is, in my opinion, far and away an improvement over the prequel.
3. Allegiant | I’m probably the only girl who still enjoys
these. But what can I say. They’re entertaining – and I love Tris and Four as a
YA Lit couple.
It’s one that, long after the credits roll, I asked myself the following
question, “Why?” (As in, why’d I wait so long!?)
of the best romances I’ve seen in a while.
6. Captain America, Civil War | It’s Marvel, Captain America
is involved, and then there was THAT kiss. Enough said.
7. The Choice | Yep, I’m a Nicholas Sparks junkie, and found
a partner in crime in my cousin who’s as big a fan as I am. But on a more
serious note, I thought this was one of Sparks best yet.
I need to post my review. It’s Marvel though so that should give you a hint of
what said review will be like.
comedy, but I wound up enjoying it. My favorite part though wasn’t the women
(though all of them were fabulous in their roles), but Chris Hemsworth.
Something I’d elaborate more on if I would ever publish a review. *Adds to
10. The Huntsman, Winter’s War | Speaking of Hemsworth, he
led the way in this Snow White and the
Huntsman sequel that oddly enough, was void of Snow. Huh.
and as is always the case, I loved it.
Reasons are sure to be given in followup review.
Jennifer Lawrence in, and I thought she was fabulous.
think to describe this one. Ironically, it was also the film I thought would be
“too ridiculous” to be good.
14. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | A super fun romp so long as you don’t take this one too
seriously, I was ridiculously excited to finally watch this one this past
watched this one when it released to DVD. Needless to say, I adored it.
Although I will say, Suicide Squad is
quite a bit darker than Marvel (in general) as its peers and DC Comics tend to
be. Still, if you like Arrow or The Flash, you should enjoy this.
cute for words. What more is there to say?
NCIS alumni Michael Weatherly said
goodbye to his long time character, Anthony DiNozzo this past year. But for
those of us who are fans, you can now see him on the (really good) CBS drama, Bull.
2. Chesapeake Shores
(Hallmark) | This is probably my favorite Hallmark series yet.
(Netflix) | A brilliant period piece about the early days and marriage of Queen
Elizabeth II’s reign.
4. Doctor Thorne
(ITV) | From Downton Abbey creator
Julian Fellowes, this one is, as one would expect, charming, in a lighthearted kind
seen the film on which this is based, but I thought the pilot was fabulous.
Year in the Life (Netflix) | Adding this is anticipatory since I’ve not watched
the four films that constitute this miniseries. (You can check out my fangirl-y season one review or my “Classic Romantic Moment” article.)
7. Houdini and Doyle
(Fox) | Love this humorous period drama, short lived status notwithstanding.
gushed about this one more than enough. Suffice to say, it’s worth the “cliffhanger”
ending (and no future seasons!).
the Dead (BBC) | Recently watched this one, and surprisingly, I wound up really
enjoying it. Sadly, I took down the star rating a bit because the final 5-10
seconds “ruined” what otherwise would have been a nice ending.
10. Mercy Street
(ITV) | This one played at my house last winter, and really surprised me. I
didn’t think it was worth toting as the “next Downton Abbey” (because the comparison isn’t fair due to the
subject/genre), but it’s a nice Southern drama nonetheless.
(Fox) | The idea for this one is a contemporary take on the Frankenstein
legend. Or that’s how I understand it. Either way, I really liked this
Despite the similar plots already “out there,” this is a really fun show to
13. Victoria (ITV) |
Technically this one doesn’t premiere for the states until January 2017 (and is
again being pushed as a ‘Downton’ replacement), but I’ve been watching it these
past couple months, and heavens. All I can say is this: don’t miss this
(BBC) | Another period drama (question to self: trend much?), and a beautiful
one at that. I loved how “lighthearted” this story begins before the real drama
and tragedies bombard our screens.
love from 2016? Comment down below! I’d love to know, and chat them up with
you. Also, leave your Top Ten Tuesday links. I’d be happy to visit your bookish