Best of Everything 2016… so far

2016 So Far: Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Mike Posner, and much more

You’ve probably heard of the psychological benefits of gratitude.  If you write down 3 to 5 things you are grateful for every day, psychologists have found it improves your mood and leads to greater happiness in a few short weeks.

I keep a running list of what I am grateful for or appreciate in my life, including what I’ve seen, heard, or read in pop culture. There’s a lot of good that comes from appreciating and reflecting on the awesome things we have in the world, including what is offered up in art and entertainment.

Since we just passed the halfway point of the year, it’s time to take inventory of the best things we’ve seen or heard—music, movies, TV moments, etc.—so far this year.  Here’s 30 of them, in no particular order:

  • “K.Cee-Lo Green and the Sunshine Band” perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Cheap Thrills by Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • Spirits by The Strumbellasamidol
  • I Took a Pill in Ibiza by Mike Posner
  • Carpool Karaoke (any of them, but let’s go with the Broadway edition)
  • Kelly Clarkson performs “Piece by Piece” through tears on American Idol
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpoolmaxresdefault (3)
  • The Jungle Book
  • Zootopia
TV Moments
  • Farewell Mr. Bunting on SNL (short film with Fred Armisen)
  • Johnny Cochran tells OJ Simpson that OJ inspired him in The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  • Irish vampire Cassidy brawls on a jet airliner on Preacher
  • Martha is shipped off to Russia on The Americansmaxresdefault (4)
  • Midnight Special
  • The Carmichael Show talks about Bill Cosby
  • Sophie is murdered on The Night Manager
  • Hodor…Hodor…Hodor
  • The Battle of the Bastards on Game of Thrones
  • Negan bashes somebody’s brains in on The Walking Dead
  • Three contestants collapse on Survivor
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (novel)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda reads a sonnet at the Tonys that ends, “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love” the night after the Orlando shootings.
  • Overwatch (multiplatform game)
  • Chris Rock’s Oscar monologuemaxresdefault (5)
  • Mr. Robot shoots Elliot in the forehead—again
  • Obama slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon
  • John Oliver starts a religion on Last Week Tonight
  • Pokemon Go
  • The O.J. verdict is announced on O.J. Simpson: Made in America




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