New Year’s Pop Culture Resolutions for 2012

This is a list of things that were produced before 2012 that I intend to try and consume during this new calendar year.

1. The Hunger Games trilogy – There is a movie coming out in March.  I will have read the first book by then.  In fact, I have already purchased all three book on my Kindle, it is just a matter of finishing up a couple of other books before I dive into this series.

2. Doctor Who – Among others, my friends the Pinaults have sung this shows praises to me fr quite some time now.  I watched the first episode with Christopher Eccleston a few months ago.  I will watch more in 2012.

3. Deadwood – This HBO series is complete and already queued up for me on Netflix.  It’s just a matter of making it priority.

4. Boardwalk Empire – I want to see at least the first season, which will be coming out soon on Netflix.

5. Homeland – A Showtime series that I heard very positive reviews about and since I don’t get Showtime, I will have to wait for the DVDs, probably sometime in late 2012 as Showtime is notorious for delaying the release of their DVDs for about a year, usually right before the next season’s premiere.

6. Dead Like Me – This is another completed series that has been on my Netflix queue for a very long time.  And it’s available on Watch Instantly.

7. Freaks and Geeks – A show that didn’t even make it out of its first season, but so many people involved with this show went on to be stars to some degree.  Probably one of the most glaring blind spots in terms of shows I’ve missed out on.

8. Twin Peaks (Season 2) – As a X-Phile, I feel like I owe it to myself to see the rest of this show, because of how many times the shows are compared to one another.  But I’m just so anti-Lynch that I have a hard time investing myself in this show.  I need to just bite the bullet and get it over with.  And then I can decided whether or not I want to devote any more of my time to anything Lynchian or just be done with him altogether.

9. Justified – A show on FX that has gotten a lot of positive press for its first two seasons, its third season is premiering sometime this month.  I think my plan will be to start recording the new episodes on DVR and save them until I get caught up on the DVDs.

10. A Song of Ice and Fire – The series of books for the Game of Thrones TV series on HBO.  I loved the first season of the show and I started reading the first book.  Now that the second season is coming up this spring, I want to at least get through the second book before I see the upcoming season.


3 thoughts on “New Year’s Pop Culture Resolutions for 2012

  1. Forrest says:

    I’m just starting the second book of the Game of Thrones series and love it. Very engaging.

    And you will love Freaks and Geeks. They were able to wrap up the 1st season, and the final episodes are some of the best. I’m not a big James Franco fan, but the episode with him playing D&D is the best of the whole run.

  2. Maggie says:

    I am feeling so smug right now, having already accomplished 5 out of 10.

    But, I should warn you, Twin Peaks season 2 just keeps getting worse. I forced myself to watch the whole thing, thinking it was worthwhile, and ended up just being ANGRY that I wasted so much time watching it.

  3. Sarah says:

    I have yet to see Twin Peaks Season Two also.

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