Media Morsels - Year in Review

So, my dear readers, having experienced so much this year, I couldn’t narrow my list down to ten, so I went with 20. Here, in alphabetical order, are my picks for my favorite moments and experiences of 2011. Each is linked to my Tumblr page, which provides a fuller description of my experience.

  1. 50/50
  2. Award Moments, like Aaron Sorkin and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross cleaning up during the season; Neil Patrick Harris rapping at the Tonys; and American Idiot winning a Grammy
  3. The Book of Mormon
  4. Community
  5. De Kooning: A Retrospective at the MoMA
  6. Fond Farewells, featuring Aaron Tveit, John Gallagher, Jr. and Michael Esper
  7. Foo Fighters, including Wasting Light, the Back and Forth documentary and their rocking performance as MSG
  8. Great Shows and Breakout Performances, starring Mark Rylance in Jerusalem, Nina Arianda in Venus in Fur and Jessie Mueller in On a Clear Day
  9. Make ‘em Laugh
  10. Muppets, both the movie and the Green Album
  11. New York = Marriage Equality
  12. New York City Ballet, particularly wonderful Wheeldon, For the Love of Duke and gorgeous photos
  13. New York Philharmonic plays West Side Story
  14. Now. Here. This.
  15. Summer of Love
  16. Tapping through Anything Goes
  17. Things to Ruin at le Poisson Rouge
  18. TV News, including the return of Arrested Development and Aaron Sorkin writing an HBO show that will feature John Gallagher, Jr.
  19. A War Horse and a Work Horse (hint: the work horse is Reed Birney)
  20. Wilfred