My favourites of 2014

I have to say 2014 has been a much better year than 2013 and 2012. Still difficult in some parts but all in all a pretty good one.

This isn't a rambling post about how good life has been though, that will come later. This is going to be about my favourite past-times which mainly focus around film, TV and books. Basically any opportunity to sit down!

Favourite Movies

I have seen so many new films this year, new releases and also some 'classics' that I have never seen before (including Die Hard... Don't judge me).

This year, I think my favourite film has been Maleficent. I got excited about this film about a year before its release when we found out Angelina Jolie would be playing the ultimate Disney Villain.

What I loved most about this film is that it brought a whole new perspective to the woman who absolutely terrified me as a 6 year old. Angelina Jolie combines the terrifying with the gentle in the most spectacular way making her role as Maleficent flawless and perfect.

Favourite TV shows

I have this horrible problem where I binge watch TV shows and I have been doing this WAY before I had Netflix at my disposal. This year I have recently discovered Breaking Bad and have continued my obsession with The Walking Dead and Supernatural. However, I think my all time favourite is Sons of Anarchy.

I discovered Sons of Anarchy about seven years too late and after binge watching all previous series, I had to not only deal with the fact that this was the last season, but also that I had to wait a whole week in between each episode. It was constant torment. #FinalRide was constantly trending on Twitter and it was a mission to avoid spoilers (unlike the Walking Dead mistake in November). I saw my favourite characters meet a gruesome end and couldn't handle the end.

The diversity of the characters is one of the amazing things about this programme, with each season you will never know who's side your on. Katey Sagal is spectacular (as always) and Theo Rossi and Tommy Flanagan might be quickly becoming two of my favourite actors.

If you want to know more about what this show is about, take a look at Theo Rossi explaining it in 20 seconds (spoilers!!)

Favourite Book

I have read so many books this year, its really difficult to narrow down what has been my ultimate favourite of 2014. After thinking so hard it made my brain hurt I have decided it's got to be Farenheit 451, set in a kind of dystopian future where books are banned and firemen start the fires instead of putting them out. That's all I'm going to tell you about it because I think everyone should read it and I don't want to spoil anything.

What are your favourite books, TV shows and films of 2014. Tell Currys here!

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