Recapping a year in pop culture is HARD — especially since real-life circumstances resulted in me consuming a heck of a lot more media than usual! I found myself reading a ton, avoiding the movie theaters — and dropping TV shows if they made me unhappy or failed to hold my interest.
This is the year I broke up with Arrow, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, The Americans, The Blacklist and Broadchurch. I flirted with a Days of our Lives reunion, but it didn’t last. I bid a tearful goodbye to Hart of Dixie and Justified. I tried Daredevil, The Fall, and Master of None but couldn’t sustain relationships. Haven and Defiance soured for me, and for the network, too, since they were both canceled.
But it wasn’t all disappointments and downers! Here is my look back at what worked, what I loved the most, and what got me through 2015. I’ve even linked to extra squee!
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole in The Brightest Day (novella)
Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl
Radiance by Grace Draven
The Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy
Trade Me by Courtney Milan
Serving Pleasure by Alisha Rai
The Orphan Pearl by Erin Satie
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Favorite TV Programs
The 100 (The CW)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Luther (BBC America)
The Wiz Live (NBC)
Dil Dhadakne Do
Mad Max: Fury Road
Magic Mike XXL
Star Wars: The Force Awakens