Best Things of 2020

My adolescent enthusiasm for awards shows and year-end movie lists has devolved, inexorably, to whatever 2020 is/was. Some things brought me joy - many just passed the time.

Rather than a detailed breakdown, here are some recommendations, the best things I watched/read/listened to in this awful year. Note that, other than movies (where the spirit and bureaucracy of the EMOs still lives on inside me, even if I could barely muster the energy to fire up the new Claire Denis or Kelly Reichardt flick before a pandemic), these are all pieces of culture that I consumed in 2020, not necessarily released this year. I still have a stack of new-in-2020 movies that I want to see and promise I’ll definitely get to sometime after we re-watch all the way through Peep Show for the fourth time.

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Movies

TV Series

Limited Series

Podcasts