Best of 2012 Entertainment


by Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)

‘Tis the season for end-of-the-year “best of” lists! Keep in mind, I didn’t see every movie or TV show this year, just as I didn’t play every video game or read every book, so maybe my picks are different from yours. That’s fine; feel free to debate my choices.

I do hope, though, that you’ll agree 2012 was a great year for entertainment and hopefully 2013 will be even better!

Best TV Series/Season Finales



Political Animals



The Vampire Diaries

Parks and Recreation



The Walking Dead

Best Video Games

Mass Effect 3

Borderlands 2


Assassins Creed 3

The Walking Dead



Halo 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Madden 13

Best Movies

The Avengers


Wreck-It Ralph


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

The Cabin in the Woods

Django Unchained

The Hobbit 

Life of Pi

Best Books

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Building Stories by Chris Ware

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel



  1. gregDecember 31st, 2012 at 11:49 am

    what about The Dark Knight Rises or Far Cry 3 why aren’t they in your list.

  2. Aaron LoweDecember 31st, 2012 at 11:58 am

    i cant decide whether the Dark Knight Rises sucked or blew… but far cry 3 is amazing! decent list otherwise, disagree with the order of the movies list, but the right stuff is there.

  3. JeanneDecember 31st, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    well for me. #1CHUCK, #2 THE HOBBIT witch I saw in 3D. SKYFALL but I din’t see that yet. there are other things but I can’t think of anymore. so to you THE NERD MACHINE I wish you A HAPPY AND A GREAT NEW YEAR!! 🙂 see ya. next year.

  4. mganaiDecember 31st, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Too many western AAA games. Where’s Xenoblade Chronicles?

  5. Haylee FisherDecember 31st, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the comments! These are in no particular order in regards to ranking. I liked The Dark Knight Rises, but I think it also had a lot of problems when it came to plot holes and expectations not being met (among other things) so that’s why I didn’t put it on the list. I also didn’t play Far Cry 3 – like I said, I didn’t play everything this year! Again, thank you for your thoughts and I encourage more people to leave theirs!

  6. lady_CroftJanuary 1st, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I would add Leverage in Best Season Finales and The Hunger Games in Best movies. Actually, maybe I would change the whole Movies list 😀

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