…plus Best TV Series of 2018
‘Best Of’ lists are a dime a dozen and mean zilch anyway. But here’s a scoop – the TV series sleeper of the year, which has slipped under the radar in Australia. Read on…
As always, I’ve gotta state from the outset that I don’t take end-of-year best/worst movie lists seriously. In a nutshell, I think it’s invalid to compare apples with oranges. Besides, what constitutes a great movie for me clearly does not for many other reviewers, and vice versa – there’s no way to quantify artistic excellence in any precise universally accepted manner.
Frequently, I find myself swimming against the critical mainstream. For example, you won’t find The Shape of Water in my best films list (in my view, the weakest Best Picture Oscar winner since Slumdog Millionaire). Ditto Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Phantom Thread, Hereditary (seriously?), Isle of Dogs, You Were Never Really Here, A Quiet Place… yet these are pick-o-the crop for plenty of other reviewers. I say go figure (to be kind about it). They’d no doubt say the same to me.
I suspect I missed some gems due to being out of action for the last 3 months of the year on medical grounds. Factor that in.
OTOH, thanks to a tip from my switched-on mate Matt in Melbourne, I caught a ripper of a TV series that seems to have flown under the radar in Australia: Strange Angel. Based on the true story of Jack Parsons, brilliant blue-collar visionary and disciple of Aleister Crowley’s secretive Thelemite cult, who pursued his seemingly impossible dream of pioneering American rocketry in the 1930s. Worth subscribing to 10 All Access to catch – especially if you get in on their free 30 day deal, which expires at midnight tonight. You’ve been told. Miss this one and it ain’t my fault.
On with the show…
Dog of the Year
Best TV Series (alphabetical order)
Ozark Series 2
Here’s to a stellar 2019 on the big and small screens.
Happy New Year all.
Previous Annual Movie Best/Worst ofs
Best and Worst Movies of 2017 – The Boomtown Rap
Best and Worst Movies of 2016 – The Boomtown Rap
Best and Worst Movies of 2015 – The Boomtown Rap
The Boomtown Rap: Movies of 2014 – Best, Worst etc
The Boomtown Rap Movie Awards For 2013
The Boomtown Rap Movie Awards For 2012
The Boomtown Rap Movie Awards For 2011
The Boomtown Rap Awards For 2010
The Boomtown Rap Awards For 2009
The Boomtown Rap Awards For 2008
The Boomtown Rap Awards For 2007