Welcome to my Top 5 of 2016 lists.
These lists rank my favourite films, TV shows, performances etc, of 2016, as well as some of my least favourite. These are judged upon my opinions of these media forms at the END OF THE YEAR, and therefore my thoughts of the text may have changed since I first gave a review of the text. Also, since I give each episode of a TV season a mark out of 10, I will average these marks to find the TV season with the greatest average score. However, I will also judge a season on its overall quality, not just its parts. Any TV show that is halfway through its season at the end of the year will be split into two halves.
All these lists only contain films, TV shows, etc, that I have personally viewed. Therefore, it is obvious that they will exclude texts that may have greater acclaim but I have yet to see. This is most important in regard to film. I have seen very few of the potential Oscar nominees as they are not released in NZ until early 2017. My film list therefore is only of the films I have seen but will be updated if I see one of these films soon after publishing the list and it deserves a place. I will also not release my film list until the end of December in order to try see as many films as possible.
I would love to hear your own lists either in the comments below or on Twitter at @DreamOfOpinions