As we busied about our lives, what caught our eye and held our attention in 2013? What did you do for fun and entertainment? Many turned their spare time over to crushing candy. Candy Crush Saga was the number one iPhone app and has turned Facebook’s Farmville into a fad of the past.
According to Time, the number one movie of the year is Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney thrilling each other in outer space. Gravity comes in at number seven on the Associated Press list who picked 12 Years As a Slave as number one. AP gives high praise to this film directed by Steve McQueen based on the 1853 memoir of a free man sold into slavery. This Is The End, one of my favorite movies, showed up at number nine on the AP list. A quirky and constantly surprising comedy. Seth Rogen did a fine job on his take of the post-apocalyptic world LA style. This Is The End contains my pick for funniest movie quote of the year, screamed by Craig Robinson at Aziz Ansari, “It’s too late for you! You’re already in the hole!”
Time says our favorite TV viewing included HBO’s Game of Thrones at number four, The Netflix original Orange Is The New Black, AMC’s Breaking Bad, and Enlightened on HBO as number one. Orange Is The New Black is high on my list and I am eagerly awaiting the second season.
Time rates South Korean pop star Psy’s video Gentleman as the number one viral video of 2013. Whereas, Videogum gave that Gummy Award to Japanese Kindergarteners performing “Day Man” from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
As far as exciting births, England had Prince George Alexander Louis and America had North West. Prince George was born to Prince William and Kate on July 22. Kim Kardashian brought North West into the world on June 15 and just a mere five months later appeared topless in proud papa, Kanya West’s video Bound 2. While I couldn’t find Bound 2 on any top 10 list, it has been parodied by Seth Rogen and James Franco, Saturday Night Live and South Park.
VH1’s Top Five of the Top 40 music videos for 2013 are: Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us Feet,” Lorde’s “Royals”, and number one is Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
Batkid, Miles Scott, the five year old who had been battling leukemia since he was18 months old, has the honor of the most heart warming story of 2013. After Make-A-Wish requested volunteers to help transform Miles into his favorite super hero, the city came together to make a little boy’s dream come true. The story puts tears in your eyes and cheers in your heart as Batkid in his Batcar is summoned by the police chief, thwarts a bank robbery capturing the wiley Riddler, rescues a maiden in distress, and saves the Giant’s mascot from the villainous Penguin as the people of San Francisco cheer him on.
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Wishing you an entertaining 2014!
Lily Doe has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She has never been shy about sharing her opinion and enjoys writing on a variety of topics. Her life’s focus is sharing good times with family and friends.