#074; there’s no accounting for taste (2009)

Rather than pretending to be an authority on any subject or fandom, I’ve decided to simply to a series of posts that encompass my favorites of 2009, rather than the ‘best of’ anything in particular. And so, here they are, my favorites, brought to you via graphics & lists by yours truly (in no particular order).

My Favorite… Live Music Venues

IOTA (Arlington VA)
Goodbye Blue Monday (Brooklyn, NY)

Honorable Mentions

DC9, Galaxy Hut; Asylum; Solly’s U St.;
The Barns at Wolftrap; The Market Commons (Myrtle Beach, SC);
The Living Room & Googies (NYC)

My Favorite… Albums

Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective; Grand, Matt and Kim;
All I Ever Wanted
, Kelly Clarkson; Battle Studies, John Mayer

I and You and Love, The Avett Brothers; It’s Not Me, It’s You, Lily Allen;
Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear; Hot Mess, Cobra Starship; The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga

The Time of our Lives (EP), Miley Cyrus; Heartbeat Radio, Sondre Lerche;
Break Up, Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn; The Resistance, Muse; Kris Allen, Kris Allen

Soundtrack – Where the Wild Things Are, Karen O;
Soundtrack – Glee (vol 1 & vol 2), The Glee Cast

After the jump, check out my favorites and my disappointments, as well as missed opportunities in TV and movies!

My Favorite… New TV

Glee
“There is nothing ironic about show choir!”

Vampire Diaries
“Dear Diary, today will be different. It has to be. I will smile, and it will be believable. My smile will say, “I’m fine, thank you. Yes, I feel much better.” I will no longer be the sad little girl that lost her parents. I will start fresh, be someone new.”

Stargate: Universe
“Where will Destiny take you?”

Honorable Mentions
Kings; Modern Family; White Collar; Jersey Shore

My Favorite… Newly discovered TV

Dr. Who; Greek

“I’m a Time Lord. I’m the last of them. They’re all gone. I’m the only survivor. I’m left traveling on my own because there’s no-one else.”

“It’s the end of the world, Cap. What are you gonna do?”

Disappointing… New & Old TV

Gossip Girl; The Beautiful Life; Grey’s Anatomy

My Favorite… Movies

(500) Days of Summer
“This is a story of boy meets girl.”

Star Trek; Twilight Saga: New Moon“You know, going back in time, changing history… that’s cheating.”

“Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.”

He’s Just Not That Into You
“You’re my exception.”

Inglourious Basterds
“I’m Lt. Aldo Raine. These are the Basterds, ever heard of us?”

Watchmen; Push
“God damn I love working on American soil, Dan. Ain’t had this much fun since Woodward and Bernstein.”

“There are special people in this world. We don’t ask to be special. We’re just born this way. We pass you on the streets every day, unnoticed by most.”

Honorable Ment0ns
Coraline; The Men Who Stare Goats; Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince; 17 Again

Disappointing… Movies I Missed

(This list is far too long…)
Nine; District 9; Up in the Air; Up; Where the Wild Things Are; Avatar; Me & Orson Welles; The Hangover; The Hurt Locker; Sherlock Holmes; A Single Man; An Education; The Last Station; Brothers; The Messenger; Pirate Radio; Mammoth; Uncertainty; (Untitled); The Vampire’s Assistant; This Is It; Peter & Vandy; The Damned United; Brief Interviews with Hideous Men; The Boys Are Back; Fame; Jennifer’s Body; Ponyo; Public Enemies; Moon

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