Here we are most of the way through October and I realized I was going to have to start planning and scheduling my Kevin’s 7 year-end lists.
That’s when I realized something else, much like how everything else went kablooie in 2020 due to COVID-19, so would my lists.
Why? Two reasons.
Being a homebody as I have been for the last seven months, I haven’t really listened to any podcasts at all. They’ve been collecting e-dust in my iPhone because I never have a chance to listen. That’s what I would do during my drive to and from work. And I can’t listen during work because they’re too distracting to me. I want to listen and that pulls my attention away from work, which is bad.
Also, in case you haven’t noticed, theaters have been closed for a while. Many tried re-opening but it failed miserably. Some films were released direct-to-streaming but a lot of the big blockbusters I was looking forward to seeing have been bumped to next year. While my want-to-view list may have at one point looked like this...
It is now littered with kids films and poorly produced Netflix teen melodramas and awkward action films. I mean, of the the three in the image above, only one has seen release this year and it was underwhelming at best. The other two have been bumped to 2021.
I guess what I’m saying is that, for the first time since I started blogging, I’m not going to have a best-of Films list and I’m also going to forego a Podcast list.
That leaves us with TV, Music (albums and songs), and Comics. I’m also contemplating a Books list but I need to see how much of what I’ve read was actually published this calendar year.
Wow. No movies. That’s a bit jarring.