My final year-in-review list! Kevin’s 7: Audio ‘22. And it almost didn’t happen because I accidentally deleted the list I had been working on all year without backing it up. Took some scrambling to remember everything, but here it goes!
Year in Review
Sure, I've watched enough stuff this year to populate a list of seven TV shows and movies at least seven times over. But is it all worthy? No, not even close. Let's hope I can find enough to populate each list one time over. And with that...
Wow. Generally, by December 24, I'd be most of the way through my Year in Review posts. Likely have one or, at most, two posts left. This year? Um, my first post is happening on the 24th. Yikes!
I'm supposed to start those Kevin's 7 end of year media recap posts, aren't I?
For my final year-in-review list, I present Kevin's 7: Video '21!!!
On with the second installment of Kevin's 7 year-end awards for 2021... Words '21! This one, as discussed earlier, will focus on any multimedia content that is traditionally accepted to be based on print... books, comics, and audiobooks. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter that they are being consumed via printed matter, tablet, or audiobook reader.
Some of my longtime readers may be looking at the title of this post wondering what the heck is going on. "Audio '21"?? Not "Music '21" or "Podcasts '21" or something like that? Nope. I'm consolidating my efforts with the Kevin's 7 year-end awards shows. No need to have five red carpets when you can have just three!
Remember how last year I said I wasn’t going to do my Kevin’s 7 Film list because of how the pandemic affected my film watching? I didn’t want to do a list that would wind up being only kids movies and bad teen melodramas.
Yay! My final year-end Kevin’s 7 list! And it only took me two weeks to write. Anyway, let’s get on with it, shall we?
As I've done for the previous two installments of this year-end award, I'm going to just build a list of my top TV shows. Not the cool and cutesy categories I used to do. One of these days, I may actually stop prefacing this post with this disclaimer. Anyway, here's the Kevin's 7: TV Shows!
Much like my K7: Books post, the entries for Kevin’s 7: Comics ‘20 came in just under the wire. Not for a lack of reading comics, but a lack of reading comics published in 2020. I almost didn’t make it. But here they are all the same.
I wasn't sure if I would actually have enough 2020 published books to populate a year-end Kevin's 7 list. But, guess what? I DID! I DID!
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.
Happy New Year!
I had this grand idea to watch a few more movies prior to posting this so that I had some more from which to choose. Did it happen? Heck no! I only watched half of a single movie.
Yeah, so as we know already, my schedule got all messed up due to a desire to watch another 2019 movie that never really materialized. Add to that I am about to announce that I’m actually adding a recap post.
A week or so ago, I took Nathan to our one and only local record store - Kiss the Sky in Batavia, IL. He's 7 and I thought it would be cool to let him experience the joy of physical media. He loved it. But that's a story for another day.
This year and this series of Kevin’s 7 posts is quickly wrapping up. And one of my toughest lists to compile is here. Music ‘19, which is comprised of both Singles ‘19 and Albums ‘19. Buckle up!
Another week, another list! I have to admit that this K7 was not easy to pare down. Last year, I did an upper and lower 7. Just 7 this year. Man, it’s tough. But here’s what I’ve got for you on the television front:
My second Kevin's 7 list of 2019 is nigh! And it be all about the funny picture books we all love so much. Much like last year, I had a lot of fun just reading graphic novels and collected editions of comics. In fact, I really didn't read any individual comic books at all. I just wait until a collection is available and then go to town on anywhere from 4 to 7 issues in one fell swoop. It really is the best way to go... until you have to wait another 4 to 7 months to continue the story. C'est la vie.
Here it be, the first of my year-in-review posts for 2019. Kevin’s 7 Podcasts!
I think I may just have my Kevin’s 7 schedule figured out for December.
You start the year thinking that it’s all just dragging so hard. That January will never end.
This has been a pretty incredible year for movies. So much good stuff has made it to the big screen and Katie and I have been able to watch a lot of it. A lot more than we normally would have. So I have plenty to choose from for Kevin’s 7: Movies list.
Music. My daily lifeblood. Since we started listening to a lot more music at work and I began contributing as the occasional Office DJ, it’s become even more important. None of us can do without it, honestly.
I’m changing things up a bit this year. As you may recall, my Kevin’s 7 lists are all Top 7 within their respective categories... save for TV. That list has always been seven random awards with a single awardee.
2018 has been a fun year on the comic front. I’ve read 38 graphic novels, so far, of which most were ones I’d never read before and were not on the list last year. Heck, five of my seven books below are new to the list! I’ve just been picking up random books and enjoying the heck out of them.
Let the madness begin!!!! Yes, it’s actually time to begin my Kevin’s 7 year-in-review lists. I know I say this pretty much every year, but how are we here already??
Yeah, I get it. The domestic box office slumped a bit this year. But guess what? I saw a lot of movies that I really enjoyed. So many, in fact, that I can’t just do a list o’ seven. I’m gonna do TWO lists o’ seven.
I would like to say that having a new job where we all like to listen to music has made tackling this list a lot easier. I have listened to so much more music in the last four months than I did the entire previous year and a half. So this list is fun again!
Are you all ready for the 2017 edition of Kevin's 7 Best of TV list??? No??? Okay, fine, I'm leaving now. NO TV FOR YOU!
I have to admit that a lot has happened with regard to my podcast listening habits this year.
‘Tis the season, y’all, for KEVIN’S 7!! Before I start, I should explain... wait, why should I bother to explain myself again when my disclaimer from last year says everything I need to say here.
I suppose I could've done my Kevin's 7: Movie list yesterday. I know I said we were seeing a movie that might be worth adding to the list sometime today.
Three days left and two Kevin's 7 lists remain! Ho boy. Time to hammer this home, folks. Let's start with TV!
This is usually one of my favorite lists to complete in any given year. But not this year.