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2010: A Year in Review

December 31, 2010

The year is almost over as is my first year of blogging so to commemorate I’ve going to recap the entire year in its entirety omitting anything that isn’t relevent to me, myself, and my obsessions. It will however feature a large array of epicly awesome events so let’s begin our look into the past and remember the good times we’ve had. *Warning* Spoilers for LOTS of shows. Proceed with caution but I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum however if you didn’t see the finale for a season finale aired this spring I warn you to be careful in the month of May. There is also some shameless self plugging for some of my previous posts in here. (OK I’m a little shameful but cutting and pasting everything into this post would be to time-consuming and would make the post unnecessarily long.)

January                                                            

In Dollhouse news: Whiskey shot Bennett and then the finale, Epitaph 2: Return (Which was epically awesome in its own right and can be recapped here -> https://confessionsofateenagefangirl.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/dollhouse-finale-who-lived-what-made-it-awsome-and-what-made-me-cry/) was aired on the 22nd. E2:R was supposed to have aired a week previously (22) along with the premier of Caprica but a multi channel telethon for Haiti threw a wrench in those plans. Smallville fans were equally upset over this. (Save the world all you want just don’t mess with our TV.)

February_____________________

The sequel to Amber Benson’s debut novel Death’s Daughter hit the market on the 23rd and Cat’s Claws proved to be just as good as the first. Amber also set up another review challenge, details on that and last year’s macarena video can be seen here ->https://confessionsofateenagefangirl.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/its-that-time-of-year-again/ And in an instance of total randomness Whedonesque had open registration. I know. I was mega excited about this at first but I have yet to use my account yet. Also Jared Padalecki got married. *Moment of Silence*

March_______________________

L.J. Smith Shocked us all with the ending of The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Shadow Souls on the 16th (If you were lucky enough to finish it in one day which you probably weren’t as it’s a big book.) Luckily more are on the way. On the 10th we all got to celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s 13 year anniversary and experience ‘The Tweet Heard ‘Round the World’ (Name courtesy of BuffyFest) which I believe told us all that Spike would be making a season 8 appearance. (Thanks Scott Allie, you’re awesome.) The first ever Guild comic hit the market on the 24th right in the middle of Castle’s first ever two-part episode (Tick, tick, tick aired on the 22nd and Boom! aired on the 29th.)

April                                                                

In not so surprising news, Gossip Girl sucked at this point. All the world learned that Angel was Twilight on the 7th, Riverworld a.k.a. 4 hours of my life I kinda wish I could have back aired for the first time ever on the 18th. The 19th saw the hilarious premiere of Alyssa Milano’s Romantically Challenged on ABC after Dancing With the Stars.  The third book in Meg Cabot’s Airhead trilogy ‘Runaway’ hit shelves on the 21st and was almost Dollhouse like in it’s ending. (Supermodels & WOW style gaming, well worth a read.) Jewel Staite’s ‘Mothman’ proved to be a much better SyFy movie than Riverworld and Summer Glau’s Deadly Honeymoon premiered on Lifetime the next day (25th) and proved to be an okay movie by Lifetime standards.

May                                                                   

Ah May, the month of many, many awesome season (and series) finales. (Spoilers for some season finales aired during this month.) Plus SHOCKER! Gossip Girl got better as Serena’s daddy issues finally stopped taking over the show and Georgina showed up pregnant! Only reason I’m still watching. Seriously. The 17th was a good day for GG. Other memorably finales include: Glee for its excellent use of Journey and Jesse’s powerful performance of Bohemian Rhapsody while Quin gave birth, it was so great I almost cried.  The Vampire Diaries for killing people and ! it’s Katherine not Elena in the kitchen chopping off John’s fingers. Very painful wait. Supernatural in which people died by getting their heads blown up and Sam said yes then sacrificed himself and his brother for the greater good. Also so Dean could have steady sex with Lisa. Then Jensen Ackles went and got married and it was mega romantic. Romantically Challenged aired it’s 4th and final episode on the 17th and everyone was very sad. 😦 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was released on Blue-ray as compensation for Morgan’s accidental blowing up of the Buy-More on the 24th. Those 2 hours totally made up for the 4 I lost on Riverworld. Chuck & Sarah got together, Ellie agreed to go on a dangerous spy mission to save them and it was confirmed that Chuck’s mom was alive! It was awesome.

June                                                               

The 8th and final Pretty Little Liars book hit the shelves the same day ABC Family premiered the first episode of the show. Both were brilliant and more or less eclipsed everything else that happened this month as we were still recovering from Founder’s Day and Chuck vs The Ring Part 2. Yeah Bianca Lawson with a ‘fro, still not over that. Not one bit.

July                                                                 

Linda Hamilton was cast as Chuck’s mom much to everyone’s delight. (Totally the coolest news to be released to Comic Con but it’s not like the pencil stabbing in the eye incident gave it much competition I kid, I kid.) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse came out. God I hate how they have to put The Twilight Saga: in front of all the movies now. I miss the simple Twilight days. Any who back to something worth talking about, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 hit the motion comic world on the 20th and wasn’t half bad once you got used to the different voices. See my rant on the voice casting here -> https://confessionsofateenagefangirl.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/a-deeper-look-at-buffys-motion-comic-voice-rant/ And from June 13th on we were forced to put up with Wil Wheton on The Guild but he was funny on occasion so we can at least give him credit for that.

August                                                               

There was a big Drones debate on whether or not SyFy was ripping off Amber Benson which I haven’t heard anything on sense but I did a post about it that’s got a nifty poll where you can state your opinion on the debacle here-> https://confessionsofateenagefangirl.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/drones-news-round-up/ Pretty Little Liars aired its mid-season finale on the 10th and we all walked around in a daze for a week. After which we had Melissa and Joey to keep us company. Then on the 25th (Don’t ask me how I found that date as I have no memory of searching for it much like I have no memory of going to see Half Blood Prince but I know I did.) the Whedon Twitter community started a #WhedonPants trend. If you didn’t take part in it, #WhedonPants was were you took a line of Whedon-y dialog and substituted one word for the word pants to make the sentence A.) Funnier and B.) Humorous in a sexual way. Some examples include: “It’s pants for you Dr. Horrible. Lacey gently wafting pants.” “I wear the pants, the pants do not wear me.” Buffy Anne Summers, She saved the pants. A lot.” We were rather obnoxious but boy did we have a damn good time.

September                                                      

You’ll be pleased to know that they entire month of September can be summed up in a 1:31 video. Well there was a little bit more to September then that including shirtless Sam  Linda Hamilton doing a fabulous job on Chuck, Darrin Criss being cast in Glee and well, Gossip Girl reverted back to its previous state of eh but lets not think about that.

October                                                            

The DVD/Comic combo known as Dollhouse season 2 was FINALLY released making everyone very happy. 🙂 The 20th saw Spirit Day take place in honor of equality for everyone everywhere in the world. Then Syfy aired Felicia Day’s movie Red on the 30th. (*Note to self please watch this already. It’s STILL sitting on the Tivo waiting for you.)

November                                                      

Deathly Hallows. The End.  Ok not really. We had the Disney Channel adaption of Meg Cabot’s book Avalon High which was mega awesome until we all had to block out the last 15 minutes. It was almost enough to make you look into therapy. Then Darrin Criss charmed the pants off everyone on Glee  and then you know, that Buffy reboot thing that we’re not talking about. Ever. Again. On a happy note Tangled was absolutely adorable.

December                                                       

Everything aired it’s midseason finale this month and some were more cliffhangery than others. Alyssa Milano returned to TV with her Lifetime movie ‘James Patterson’s Sunday’s at Tiffany’s’ Wow 2 Lifetime movies for me to watch in one year. Still not sure how I feel about that. (I have a rather low opinion of Lifetime.) Plus My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend hit the digital space on the 1st.  And let’s all have a moment of silence for the events of Buffy #39 and the release of Caprica 1.5 on DVD, the show’s final DVD set. *Moment of Silence* On a bright side we can relive all the awesome The Guild season 4 bits on DVD. Or you could go see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader.

And that would be a very condensed recap of the year 2010. May 2011 be even better!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2011 1:36 pm

    ASHLEY! It has been far too long, my dear! I can’t believe that my bloglovin’ basically told me you’d disappeared off the edge of the Earth… *le sigh*

    I shall make a definite effort to make it up to you, by commenting on every post I’ve read/watched the appropriate thing for!

    But AVALON HIGH ON DISNEY!? Why did this not happen in the UK? Sad times – living here seriously sucks 😦

    Happy new year x

    • January 4, 2011 2:07 pm

      OMG you guys didn’t get it? This is a disaster! It was wonderful and a truly great movie until the very end which was cause for lots of shouting and ranting by my sister and I. It really was something.

      BTW falling of the edge of the earth was fun.

  2. January 19, 2011 7:03 am

    Hi, can I quote some of the content found in this entry if I provide a link back to your site?

    • January 24, 2011 11:14 pm

      Yes. A link back to the sight would be nice, a link to the specific post would be awesome. Thanks for asking.

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