Andrew Whipple

The Protector and King of Chilladelphia

2017 In Lists

Published 12/22/2017

I was going to do a few big posts like last year, ranking things like music and podcasts.... but I got wildly lazy and decided to just tweet a few lists sans lengthy context.

For posterity, here they all are! And as always, these are my personal top (aka not yours, hence likely differences) and when I say "top" I mean that in the realm of "favorite," rather than "best" (aka there will be some things ranked higher than others despite being Objectively Worse.)

Chill.

Top 5 TV Shows Of 2017

  • 5) The Chris Gethard Show (Fusion)
  • 4) The Good Place (NBC)
  • 3) Girlboss (Netflix)
  • 2) Riverdale (The CW)
  • 1) Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)

Top 8 Movies I Saw From 2017

  • 8) Baby Driver
  • 7) Wonder Woman
  • 6) Get Out
  • 5) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • 4) The Big Sick
  • 3) It
  • 2) Lady Bird
  • 1) Blade Runner 2049

Top 5 Movies Of 2017 I Still Want To See

(In no particular order)

  • Raw
  • I, Tonya
  • Happy Death Day
  • Coco
  • The Shape Of Water

Top 5 Video Games Of 2017

  • 5) Nier: Automata (PS4)
  • 4) Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)
  • 3) Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PC)
  • 2) Destiny 2 (PS4)
  • 1) The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Top 10 Albums Of 2017

  • 10) Everybody Works - Jay Som
  • 9) Stranger In The Alps - Phoebe Bridgers
  • 8) Try Not To Freak Out - Sløtface
  • 7) Gone Now - Bleachers
  • 6) DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  • 5) reputation - Taylor Swift
  • 4) Collection - Soccer Mommy
  • 3) Miami Garden Club - Kitty
  • 2) Guppy - Charly Bliss
  • 1) Melodrama - Lorde

Top 7 (ish) Podcasts That Were New In 2017

  • 7) Inside Psycho/Inside The Exorcist*
  • 6) October’s Very Owned
  • 5) Cry Me A Riverdale
  • 4) S-Town
  • 3) The Turnaround
  • 2) Lovett Or Leave It
  • 1) The Daily

* (Counting these as one, given the similarities)

Top 5 Podcasts That Existed Previously, But Were New To Me In 2017

  • 5) Dissect
  • 4) The Weeds
  • 3) Faculty Of Horror
  • 2) The Bright Sessions
  • 1) Woodland Secrets

Top 10 Podcasts I Loved In 2017 That Were Returning From Previous Years

(Aka top 10 not on either podcast list above)

  • 10) Cortex
  • 9) The Besties
  • 8) Analog(ue)
  • 7) Girl Friday
  • 6) The Adventure Zone
  • 5) Holy Swift
  • 4) [BRACKET!]
  • 3) Reconcilable Differences
  • 2) Do By Friday
  • 1) My Brother, My Brother, And Me

Neato!

-Andrew W.


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Published 10/31/2017 (Permalink 📌)

(I hate this kind of self promo but eh. It's me in an article!)

-Andrew W.


Stereogum: Watch The Killers Cover The Gaslight Anthem In NYC 🔗

Published 09/23/2017 (Permalink 📌)

I mean to be fair "American Slang" is functionally Brian Fallon's version of "Sam's Town" so like yeah this scans as heck.

-Andrew W.


Stereogum: 'Dammit' Turns 20 🔗

Published 09/22/2017 (Permalink 📌)

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess you could say.....I guess this is growing up.

Get it? GET IT? GET IT?????????

Nice.

-Andrew W.


Birth, Movies, Death: A SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH Show Is In The Works At CW! 🔗

Published 09/20/2017 (Permalink 📌)

OH MY MOTHER F*CKING GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I'VE HAD IN MONTHS.

Riverdale is easily my favorite show in a few years, and The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is one of my favorite comics, and (unlike the rest of the Archieverse) I actually grew up caring about Sabrina, having watched the TV shows in the 90s/00s.

HELL YES (pun absolutely intended.)

-Andrew W.


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