My countdown of my favorite things of 2012 is continuing with the ten best shows of the year. As you might have expected, I watched a lot of television this year, and it was difficult to narrow it down. Check out my list below the cut, and make sure to check back tomorrow for my ten favorite movies of the year!
They say that what you do at the start of a new year is what you’ll be doing at the end of that year. So, you know – if you’re with your boyfriend, you’ll still be with him at the end of the year. If you’re, I don’t know, traveling through space and time with your blonde companion, then you’ll ring in the next new year doing the same thing.
I began 2012 on a train from New York City back to my town, surrounded by my three best friends, two acquaintances, and a train full of strangers. We had gone into the city that day to celebrate the new year – my friend Taryn had two friends visiting from college, and they wanted to watch the ball drop in Times Square, while the remainder of our group (myself and my friends Amanda and Billy) decided to just walk around, instead of braving the chaos of Times Square.
It’s not often that Nick Miller is right (or in any way poignant. Let’s remember, this is the guy who just last week exclaimed “GAVE ME COOKIE GOT YOU COOKIE” for two minutes straight), but in this week’s episode of New Girl, he was unusually insightful. Relationships aren’t what you expect. The person you meet at a coffee shop one day might not be the same person you’re dating two months later, no matter how much they look and sound exactly the same. Your expectations can’t always be met, and a large reason for that is because people aren’t honest with each other. All four characters dealt with that tonight, as their relationships struggled with their unfair expectations and inability to just be honest with each other.