Best of 2008

Lots of faves lists this year. I’ve immersed myself in entertainment so much I think I need a year in solitary confinement to collect my thoughts:


1. The Wire (Goes without saying really)
2. Mad Men
3. Battlestar Galactica
4. Breaking Bad
5. The Street (UK)
6. Peep Show (UK)
7. Lost
8. Gavin and Stacey (UK)
9. House
10. The Office
11. Sunshine (UK)
12. True Blood
13. Doctor Who (UK)
14. The IT Crowd (UK)
15. John Adams
16. Damages
17. The Big Bang Theory
18. The American Future: A History (UK)
19. Flight of the Conchords
20. Stephen Fry In America (UK)


1. Portishead – Third
2. James – Hey Ma
3. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
4. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
5. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals
6. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lie Down in the Light
7. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair
8. R.E.M. – Accelerate
9. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
10. The Wedding Present – El Rey


1. BBC: Start the Week
2. BBC: Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews
3. Slate’s Cultural Gabfest
4. The New York Review of Books Podcast
5. NPR: Fresh Air
6. Slate’s Political Gabfest
7. Real Time with Bill Maher
8. This American Life
9. BBC: Front Row Highlights
10. TVO: Big Ideas

4 thoughts on “Best of 2008

  1. I can’t comment on it really as I only tried to listen to it once and it takes me at least a couple of listens to decide if I like something. I’ve been a bit lame with music this year, sticking with bands I know I like (as you can see from the list). I’ve either been too distracted or finally reached that age.

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