You know those generic "Best of 2013" lists? Well, this is one of those, except addressing non-comic book stuff. Keep in mind, it's basically saying these are my favorites and I'm not saying they're technically the "best." Because... you know, subjective content and all that jazz. Anyhow, let's get listy with it.
Favorite Movie: The World's End
I'll admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of the ending after my first viewing. Since then, I've watched the movie 4 times and I can confidently say it's not only my favorite Edgar Wright film, but without question my favorite film of 2013. Consistently hilarious, emotional and impressively creative, there's just so much to love with the cornetto trilogy's final film. Nick Frost deserves so much praise for those actions scenes (and not to mention Wright for how they're shot) and, as usual, Simon Pegg gives a commendable performance. Beyond strongly recommended. Go see it.
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Look, I love quite a few TV shows, but this is a blatantly obvious choice. When it comes to television in 2013, the brilliance of Breaking Bad is unparalleled. Superb directing, topnotch acting and sharp writing made for an absolutely stunning and breathtaking conclusion to what will most certainly go down as one of TV's greatest shows. Sure, there weren't any major shockers in the finale, but it was still a hugely satisfying way to top things off and the ride there was beyond tense.
Favorite Video Game: BioShock Infinite
The first BioShock is without question one of my top 3 games of all time. The immersive world, the stellar writing and the refreshing first person action were beyond delicious. The third game gives us two of those again, so I'd consider that a big win. I'll be blunt: the gameplay itself wasn't all that special. The rails were amusing, but nothing about the combat made it feel truly unique or innovative. It was fun, but again, nothing mind-blowing. The world and the writing, though? Slow clap worthy. Yet again, this franchise hits us with a disturbingly engrossing environment and the plot progression had me hooked. My emotions were 150% invested in the story and the ending left me speechless.
*No, I haven't completed/started GTA V, The Last of Us or Tomb Raider, so it wouldn't feel right giving one of them the honor.
I wanted to include favorite album, but honestly, I wasn't too passionate about the stuff I bought this year.
So, what would everyone else put for these categories?