Monday, December 7, 2009

Top Tens (2000-2009)

I'd like to preface these lists by stating that I was twelve years old when 2000 dawned, so I probably missed a lot of important goings-ons in the earlier part of the decade. Still, though, this is my blog, so deal. Also: none are in any particular order.


- Wet Hot American Summer
- Donnie Darko
- The Royal Tenenbaums
- Almost Famous
- Children of Men
- Synecdoche, New York
- The Dark Knight
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Into the Wild
- Milk

TV Shows:

- Six Feet Under
- Arrested Development
- 30 Rock
- Mad Men
- Deadwood
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- The Comeback
- The Sopranos (technically began in 1999, but whatevs)
- Stella


- Funeral, Arcade Fire
- Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
- Apologies to the Queen Mary, Wolf Parade
- Silent Alarm, Bloc Party
- Oracular Spectacular, MGMT
- Chunk of Change, Passion Pit
- I am the Fun Blame Monster, Menomena
- Is This It?, The Strokes
- Parachutes, Coldplay
- Chicago, Sufjan Stevens


- Finding out about terrorists/the resulting chaos
- Sasquatch! Music Festival
- Coming out
- New Zealand
- College
- Working at Disneyland
- Any and all camping trips (including that fateful Reed one)
- Beating Dajuan for the position of Student Body President
- My kickass friends
- Apple products


simone said...

personally, I don't know how Synecdoche could possibly trump Adaption, a movie that is pretty much wholly perfect plot-wise and is a hell of a lot less depressing. Also, I still haven't watched The Comeback, but really? Top Ten worthy? If you can count the Sopranos then I think you can count South Park, as it has really sustained and taken on a new life in this new and crazy century. Anyway, good list, good list. I feel like you need a 5th category to round it out though. Liiiiiike top ten crazy media/celebrity/news/crazes or something. I dunno.

AJ said...

Nope, South Park doesn't count. And I wouldn't have picked it anyway because the last several seasons suck so hardcore!!! And yes, The Comeback is totally Top Ten worthy. It's a gem.