Monday, October 01, 2018

Monthly Update - September 2018


Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+33=37)
  1. Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror TP
  2. Amazing Spider-Man Red Goblin HC
  3. Open Earth 
  4. Moon Knight by Lemire HC
    Play 15 New Boardgames (4+34=38)
    • Splendor
    • Sagrada (x2)
    • The Captain is Dead
    • Star Realms
    • Terraforming Mars
    • Fog of Love
    • Untold Adventures Await
    • Who Goes There?
    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
    1. Border Town #1
    2. The Dead Hand #6
    3. Hawkman #4
    4. Crowded #2
    5. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
    6. Captain America Annual #1
    7. Spider-Geddon #0
    8. Rolled & Told #1
            Comics I Read This Month (60+334=394):
            • Amazing Spider-Man #5-6
            • Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
            • Asgardians of the Galaxy #1
            • Beasts of Burden #2
            • Black Badge #2
            • Black Hammer Age of Doom #5
            • Border Town #1
            • Captain America Annual #1
            • Cemetery Beach #1
            • Champions #24
            • Charlie's Angels #4
            • Cold Spots #2
            • Crowded #2
            • Daredevil #608
            • Dick Tracy #1
            • Doctor Strange #5
            • Domino #6
            • Domino Annual #1
            • Edge of Spider-Geddon #3-4
            • Extermination #3
            • Faith Dreamside #1
            • Fantastic Four #2
            • Farmhand #3
            • Flavor #5
            • Harbinger Wars 2 Aftermath
            • Hawkman #4
            • Immortal Hulk #5-6
            • Infinity Warps Iron Hammer #1
            • Infinity Warps Soldier Supreme #1
            • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #3
            • Journey Into Mystery The Birth of Krakoa #1
            • Low Road West #1
            • Man-Eaters #1
            • Marvel Two in One #10
            • Moth & Whisper #1
            • Ms. Marvel #34
            • Outpost Zero #3
            • Punisher #2
            • Rat Queens #11
            • Return of Wolverine #1
            • Rolled & Told #1
            • Runaways #13
            • Skyward #6
            • Spider-Geddon #0
            • Star Trek The Next Generation Terra Incognita #3
            • Star Trek vs. Transformers #1
            • Stranger Things #1
            • The Dead Hand #6
            • The Weather Man #4
            • Venom First Host #2-5
            • X-23 #4
            • X-Men #35
            • X-Men Gold #36
            • X-Men Red #8
            TV I Watched This Month:
            • American Vandal "Season 2"
            • Atypical "Season 2"
            • Better Call Saul "Quite A Ride" "Pinata" "Something Stupid" "Coushatta"
            • Bojack Horseman "Season 5"
            • Hilda "Season 1"
            • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Makes Paddy's Great Again" "The Gang Escapes" "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot"
            • Jack Ryan "Season 1"
            • Kidding "Green Means Go" "Pusillanimous" "Every Pain Needs A Name" "Bye, Mom"
            • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "September 9, 2018"
            • Maniac "Season 1"
            • Marvel's Iron Fist "The Fury of Iron Fist"
            • Ozark "Reparations" "The Precious Blood of Jesus" "Once A Langmore..." "Stag" "Game Day"
            • Parks & Rec "Season 4"
            • The Deuce "Our Raison d'Etre" "There's An Art to This" "Seven-Fifty"
            • The Dragon Prince "Book One: Moon"
            • The First "Separation" "What's Needed" "Cycles" "Where Life Is"
            • The Good Place "Everything is Bonzer!" "The Brainy Bunch"
            • Trial & Error "A Family Affair" "Bad Instincts" "A Big Break" "Barcelona"
            Top Ten Shows This Month:
            1. The Good Place
            2. Better Call Saul
            3. Atypical
            4. Maniac
            5. Trial & Error
            6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
            7. Jack Ryan
            8. Bojack Horseman
            9. The Deuce
            10. Kidding
            Movies I Watched This Month:
            • Solo A Star Wars Story
            Places I Ate This Month (25+193=218):
            • Black Star Co-Op
            • Chi'lantro
            • Chuy's
            • Culver's (x2)
            • Easy Tiger
            • Freebird's
            • Holy Roller
            • HomeSlice Pizza
            • McDonald's
            • Mod Pizza
            • Ng Cafe (x2)
            • Pei Wei
            • Popeye's
            • Shake Shack
            • Slab BBQ
            • Snooze A.M.
            • Taco Bell
            • Torchy's (x2)
            • Valentina's
            • Vera Cruz
            • Wendy's (x2)

            Saturday, September 01, 2018

            Monthly Update - August 2018


            Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+30=33)
            1. Astro City Lost Melody HC
            2. Lil Donnie HC
            3. Sugar Vol 1 TP
              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+32=34)
              • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
              • Dice Forge
              • Unearth
              • Sagrada
              • Warhammer Fantasy Quest
              • Star Trek Catan
              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
              1. Black Hammer The Quantum Age #1
              2. Immortal Hulk #4
              3. Charlie's Angels #3
              4. Domino #5
              5. Edge of Spider-Geddon #1
              6. Extermination #1
              7. Beasts of Burden Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
              8. Black Hammer Age of Doom #4
              9. Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1
              10. Extermination #2
                      Comics I Read This Month (49+285=334):
                      • Amazing Spider-Man #3-4
                      • Astonishing X-Men Annual #1
                      • Beasts of Burden Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
                      • Black Badge #1
                      • Black Hammer Age of Doom #4
                      • Black Hammer The Quantum Age #1
                      • Champions #23
                      • Charlie's Angels #3
                      • Cold Spots #1
                      • Crowded #1
                      • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #4-5
                      • Daredevil #606-607
                      • Die! Die! Die! #2
                      • Doctor Strange #4
                      • Domino #5
                      • Edge of Spider-Geddon #1
                      • Extermination #1-2
                      • Fantastic Four #1
                      • Farmhand #2
                      • Flavor #4
                      • Harbinger Wars 2 #4
                      • Hawkman #3
                      • Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1
                      • Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #4
                      • Immortal Hulk #4
                      • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #2
                      • Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1
                      • Magic Order #3
                      • Marvel Two in One #9
                      • Ninja-K #10
                      • Outpost Zero #2
                      • Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1
                      • Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #2
                      • Star Wars Beckett #1
                      • The Dead Hand #5
                      • The Terminator Sector War #1
                      • The Weather Man #3
                      • Tony Stark Iron Man #3
                      • Venom First Host #1
                      • Web of Venom: Ve'nam #1
                      • X-23 #3
                      • X-Men Gold #33-34
                      • X-Men Gold Annual #2
                      • X-Men Red #7
                      TV I Watched This Month:
                      • Ballers "Rough Ride"
                      • Better Call Saul "Smoke" "Something Beautiful" "Talk"
                      • Castle Rock "The Box" "Filter"
                      • Casual "Season Four"
                      • Disenchanted "Season One"
                      • Insecure "Better-Like" "Familiar-Like" "Backwards-Like" "Fresh-Like"
                      • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "August 12, 2018" "August 19, 2018"
                      • Lodge 49 "As Above, So Below"
                      • Making It "Meet Your Makers"
                      • Parks & Rec "Seasons 2-3"
                      • Sharp Objects "Season 1"
                      • Trial & Error "A Change in the Team" "New Case, Old Murder"
                      • Venture Brothers "Season 2"
                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                      1. Better Call Saul
                      2. Castle Rock
                      3. Insecure
                      4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                      5. Casual
                      6. Trial & Error
                      7. Sharp Objects
                      8. Lodge 49
                      9. Making It
                      10. Ballers
                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                      • Avengers Infinity War
                      • Crazy Rich Asians
                      • Black KKKlansman
                      • Ocean's 8
                      Places I Ate This Month (17+176=193):
                      • Culver's
                      • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                      • East Side King
                      • Easy Tiger (x2)
                      • Hopdoddy's
                      • Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                      • Kerbey Lane
                      • McDonald's (x2)
                      • Mod Pizza
                      • Shake Shack
                      • Shanghai Chinese
                      • Taco Bell
                      • Velvet Taco
                      • Vera Cruz
                      • Wendy's

                      Wednesday, August 01, 2018

                      Monthly Update - July 2018


                      Read 60 Graphic Novels (6+24=30)
                      1. Usagi Yojimbo Vol 32
                      2. Nailbiter Vol 2 HC
                      3. Eight Million Ways to Die HC
                      4. Herc TP
                      5. Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato
                      6. Divinity Complete Trilogy HC
                        Play 15 New Boardgames (1+31=32)
                        • Alien Frontiers
                        • Space Base
                        • Batman Fluxx
                        • Sagrada (x2)
                        • Stop Thief!
                        • Die in Space
                        • DC DBG New Gods
                        My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                        1. Immortal Hulk #2
                        2. Black Hammer: The Quantum Age #1
                        3. She Could Fly #1
                        4. X-23 #1
                        5. Tony Stark Iron Man #2
                        6. Rat Queens: Neon Static Special
                        7. Charlie's Angels #2
                        8. Amazing Spider-Man #2
                                Comics I Read This Month (47+238=285):
                                • Amazing Spider-Man #1-2
                                • Analog #4
                                • Black Hammer: The Quantum Age #1
                                • Champions #22
                                • Charlie's Angels #2
                                • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #2-3
                                • Daredevil #605
                                • Die! Die! Die! #1
                                • Doctor Strange #3
                                • Domino #4
                                • Farmhand #1
                                • Flavor #3
                                • Gregory Graves: Interview with a Supervillain #1
                                • Harbinger Wars 2 #3
                                • Hawkman #2
                                • Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3
                                • Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3
                                • Immortal Hulk #2-3
                                • Incredibles 2 #1
                                • Infinity Countdown Champions #2
                                • Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1
                                • Marvel Two-in-One #8
                                • Mr. & Mrs. X #1
                                • Ms. Marvel #32
                                • Ninja-K #9
                                • Outpost Zero #1
                                • Punisher #227-228
                                • Rat Queens #10
                                • Rat Queens: Neon Static Special
                                • Runaways #11
                                • She Could Fly #1
                                • Skyward #4
                                • Star Trek Next Generation Terra Incognita #1
                                • Starcraft Scavengers #1
                                • The Magic Order #2
                                • The Weather Man #2
                                • Tony Stark Iron Man #2
                                • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 3 #1
                                • X-23 #1-2
                                • X-Men Gold #31-32
                                • X-Men Red #6
                                TV I Watched This Month:
                                • 30 Rock "Seasons 4-7"
                                • Castle Rock "Severance" "Habeas Corpus" "Local Color"
                                • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee "Season Five"
                                • G.L.O.W. "Season 2"
                                • Killing Eve "Season One"
                                • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "July 1, 2018" "July 29, 2018"
                                • Orange is the New Black "Season 6"
                                • Parks & Rec "Season 1"
                                • Trial & Error "The Suitcase" "The Timeline" "The Murder Clock" "A Hole in the Case"
                                • Venture Brothers "Seasons 1-2"
                                • Who Is America "Episode 1"
                                Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                1. Castle Rock
                                2. G.L.O.W.
                                3. Trial & Error
                                4. Killing Eve
                                5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                Movies I Watched This Month:
                                • It
                                • Sorry to Bother You
                                • Ant-Man and Wasp
                                • The First Purge
                                • True Romance
                                • Ready Player One
                                • Mission Impossible Fallout
                                Places I Ate This Month (25+151=176):
                                • Black's
                                • Chuy's
                                • Culver's (x2)
                                • Easy Tiger
                                • El Chilito
                                • Home Slice
                                • Hoodie's Subs
                                • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                • Lucy's Fried Chicken
                                • McDonald's
                                • New Fortune Chinese
                                • Opal Divine's
                                • Pei Wei
                                • Popeye's
                                • Potbelly Sandwiches
                                • Rolling Rooster
                                • Rudy's BBQ
                                • Short Stop
                                • Texas Roadhouse
                                • Torchy's Tacos
                                • Tumble 22
                                • Vera Cruz (x2)
                                • Wendy's

                                Sunday, July 01, 2018

                                Monthly Update - June 2018


                                Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+20=24)
                                1. Incredibles 2: Heroes At Home
                                2. Demon Vol 1: Hell's Hitman
                                3. Ms. Marvel Vol 4 HC
                                4. Silence
                                  Play 15 New Boardgames (9+31=31)
                                  • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                  My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                  1. Dazzler: X-Song #1
                                  2. Captain America #703
                                  3. The Magic Order #1
                                  4. The Weatherman #1
                                  5. X-Men Gold #30
                                  6. Tony Stark Iron Man #1
                                  7. Ms. Marvel #31
                                  8. Charlie's Angels #1
                                          Comics I Read This Month (49+189=238):
                                          • A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
                                          • Amazing Spider-Man #801
                                          • Analog #2
                                          • Ant-Man and the Wasp #1
                                          • Black Hammer Age of Doom #3
                                          • Captain America #703-704
                                          • Champions #21
                                          • Charlie's Angels #1
                                          • Daredevil #604
                                          • Dazzler: X-Song #1
                                          • Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4
                                          • Doctor Strange #1-2
                                          • Domino #3
                                          • Flavor #2
                                          • Harbinger Wars II #2
                                          • Hawkman #1
                                          • Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda #2
                                          • Hunt for Wolverine Claws of a Killer #2
                                          • Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #2
                                          • Infinity Countdown Black Widow #1
                                          • Infinity Countdown Champions #1
                                          • Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #2-3
                                          • Kill or Be Killed #20
                                          • Mage The Hero Denied #9
                                          • Marvel Rising: Alpha #1
                                          • Marvel Two in One #7
                                          • Marvel Two in One Annual #1
                                          • Ms. Marvel #31
                                          • Multiple Man #1
                                          • Ninja-K #8
                                          • Plastic Man #1
                                          • Punisher #226
                                          • Shanghai Red #1
                                          • Skyward #3
                                          • Teen Titans Special #1
                                          • The Dead Hand #3
                                          • The Immortal Hulk #1
                                          • The Magic Order #1
                                          • The Weatherman #1
                                          • Titans Special #1
                                          • Tony Stark Iron Man #1
                                          • Venom #2-3
                                          • X-Men Gold #29-30
                                          • X-Men Red #5
                                          TV I Watched This Month:
                                          • 30 Rock "Season 3"
                                          • Cloak & Dagger "First Light" "Suicide Sprints" "Stained Glass" "Call and Response"
                                          • Evil Genius "Season One"
                                          • Impulse "Season One"
                                          • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "June 3, 2018" "June 10, 2018" "June 17, 2018" "June 24, 2018"
                                          • Legion "Season Two"
                                          • Luke Cage "Season Two"
                                          • Sense 8 "Amor Vincit Omnia"
                                          • Succession "Celebration"
                                          • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Season Four"
                                          • Westworld "Les Ecorches" "Kiksuya" "Vanishing Point" "The Passenger"
                                          Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                          1. Westworld
                                          2. Sense 8
                                          3. Legion
                                          4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
                                          5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                          6. Evil Genius
                                          7. Cloak & Dagger
                                          8. Luke Cage
                                          9. Impulse
                                          Movies I Watched This Month:
                                          • Charlie's Angels
                                          • Coherence
                                          • Incredibles 2
                                          • Island of Dogs
                                          • Mamma Mia!
                                          • Ocean's 8
                                          • Pacific Rim Uprising
                                          • Upgrade
                                          • War for the Planet of the Apes
                                          Places I Ate This Month (24+127=151):
                                          • Batch
                                          • Chuy's
                                          • Culver's
                                          • Easy Tiger
                                          • Fareground (Dai Due)
                                          • Fareground (Easy Tiger)
                                          • Fareground (Henbit)
                                          • Gus's Fried Chicken (x2)
                                          • HomeSlice
                                          • Hoover's
                                          • Hopdoddys (x2)
                                          • Kerbey Lane
                                          • McDonald's
                                          • Michi Ramen
                                          • Panda Express
                                          • Snooze A.M.
                                          • Tam Deli
                                          • Terry Black's BBQ
                                          • Torchy's Tacos
                                          • Tumble 22
                                          • Vera Cruz
                                          • Whataburger

                                          Friday, June 01, 2018

                                          Monthly Update - May 2018


                                          Read 60 Graphic Novels (2+18=20)
                                          1. Detective Comics Vol 2 HC
                                          2. Wahoo Morris Vols 1-2 
                                            Play 15 New Boardgames (20+11=31)
                                            • Space Base
                                            • Rick and Morty Close Encounters of the Rick-Kind
                                            • Stroop
                                            • Outpost Siberia
                                            • Istanbul Dice Game
                                            • Flow of History
                                            • The Expanse Boardgame
                                            • Saturn
                                            • Thanos Rising
                                            • Sentient
                                            • Unlock! Tonipal's Treasure
                                            • Captain Wackelpudding
                                            • Tamamool (Wolf and Hound)
                                            • Skyward
                                            • Shaky Manor
                                            • Stop Thief!
                                            • Fear
                                            • Master Thief
                                            • Fae
                                            • Terrifying Girl Disorder
                                            • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                            • Azul
                                            • Thing: Infection at Outpost 31
                                            • Splendor
                                            • Sagrada
                                            • Fuse
                                            • Codenames Duet
                                            My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                            1. Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #1
                                            2. Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror #1
                                            3. Venom #1
                                            4. Domino #2
                                            5. Flavor #1
                                            6. All New Wolverine #35
                                            7. Black Hammer Age of Doom #2
                                            8. Champions #20
                                            9. Star Wars Lando Double or Nothing #1
                                            10. Amazing Spider-Man #800
                                                    Comics I Read This Month (47+142=189):
                                                    • All New Wolverine #35
                                                    • Amazing Spider-Man #800
                                                    • Analog #2
                                                    • Aquaman/Jabberjaw #1
                                                    • Black Hammer Age of Doom #2
                                                    • Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey #1
                                                    • Black Panther #1
                                                    • Captain America #701-702
                                                    • Champions #20
                                                    • Daredevil #602-603
                                                    • Dead Hand #2
                                                    • Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3
                                                    • Domino #2
                                                    • Flavor #1
                                                    • Harbinger Wars 2 #1
                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda #1
                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine Claws of Killer #1
                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine Mystery in Madripoor #1
                                                    • Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #1
                                                    • Infinity Countdown Captain Marvel #1
                                                    • Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #1
                                                    • Kill or Be Killed #19
                                                    • Man of Steel #1
                                                    • Marvel Two in One #6
                                                    • Ms. Marvel #30
                                                    • Ninja-k #7
                                                    • Punisher #224-225
                                                    • Rat Queens #9
                                                    • Runaways #9
                                                    • Skyward #2
                                                    • Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror #1-5
                                                    • Star Wars Lando Double or Nothing #1
                                                    • Super Sons/Dynomutt #1
                                                    • The Last Siege #1
                                                    • Venom #1
                                                    • X-Men Gold #27-28
                                                    • X-Men Red Annual #1
                                                    • X-men Red #4
                                                    • X-men Wedding Special #1
                                                    TV I Watched This Month:
                                                    • 30 Rock "Seasons 1-2"
                                                    • A.P. Bio "Walleye" "Drenching Dallas"
                                                    • Atlanta "Teddy Perkins" "Champagne Papi" "Woods" "North of the Border" "FUBU" "Crabs in a Barrel"
                                                    • Barry "Listen With Your Ears, React With Your Eyes" "Loud, Fast, and Keep Going"
                                                    • The Break with Michelle Wolf "Strong Female Lead"
                                                    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Bachelor/ette Party" "Show Me Going" "White Whale" "Jake & Amy"
                                                    • Cobra Kai "Season One"
                                                    • Dear White People "Season Two"
                                                    • The Handmaid's Tale "June" "Unwomen" "Baggage"
                                                    • Hard Sun "Episodes 3-6"
                                                    • iZombie "My Fair Zombie Lady" "Don't Hate the Player, Hate The Brain" "Chivalry is Dead" "Mac-Liv-More" "Yipee Ki Brain, Motherscratcher" "Insane in the Germ Brain" "You've Got to Hide Your Liv Away"
                                                    • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "May 6, 2018" "May 13, 2018" "May 20, 2018"
                                                    • Silicon Valley "Artificial Emotional Intelligence" "Initial Coin Offering" "Fifty-One Percent"
                                                    • Trust "The House of Getty" "Lone Star"
                                                    • Westworld "Virtu e Fortuna" "The Riddle of the Sphinx" "Akane No Mai" "Phase Space"
                                                    Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                    1. Westworld
                                                    2. Atlanta
                                                    3. The Handmaid's Tale
                                                    4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                    5. Cobra Kai
                                                    6. Dear White People
                                                    7. Barry
                                                    8. Silicon Valley
                                                    9. iZombie
                                                    10. A.P. Bio
                                                    Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                    • Avengers Infinity War
                                                    • Black Panther
                                                    • Deadpool 2
                                                    • Solo: A Star Wars Story
                                                    Places I Ate This Month (19+98=127):
                                                    • Babe's Chicken Dinner (Dallas)
                                                    • Brooklyn Pie Company
                                                    • Buca di Beppo
                                                    • Culver's
                                                    • Hoover's
                                                    • JT Youngblood's
                                                    • Jim's Restaurant
                                                    • Kura Revolving Sushi
                                                    • Loro
                                                    • Noble Sandwich
                                                    • P. Terry's
                                                    • Taco Bell
                                                    • Texas Roadhouse
                                                    • Thai Kun
                                                    • The Spot (Galveston)
                                                    • Torchy's Tacos
                                                    • Tyson's Tacos
                                                    • Vera Cruz
                                                    • Wendy's

                                                    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

                                                    Monthly Update - April 2018


                                                    Read 60 Graphic Novels (2+16=18)
                                                    1. Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Vol 1 TP
                                                    2. The Complete Luther Strode HC
                                                      Play 15 New Boardgames (0+11=11)
                                                      • Fuse
                                                      • Photosythesis
                                                      • Dice Throne
                                                      • Unearth
                                                      • Codenames Duet
                                                      My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                      1. Analog #1
                                                      2. All-New Wolverine #33
                                                      3. Domino #1
                                                      4. The Dead Hand #1
                                                      5. X-Men Gold #26
                                                      6. Black Hammer Age of Doom #1
                                                      7. Hunt for Wolverine #1
                                                      8. All-New Wolverine #34
                                                              Comics I Read This Month (30+112=142):
                                                              • All-New Wolverine #33-34
                                                              • Amazing Spider-Man #798-799
                                                              • Analog #1
                                                              • Black Hammer Age of Doom #1
                                                              • Captain America #700
                                                              • Champions #19
                                                              • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #1
                                                              • Daredevil #601
                                                              • Doctor Star & Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2
                                                              • Doctor Strange #388-389
                                                              • Doctor Strange Damnation #4
                                                              • Domino #1
                                                              • Hunt for Wolverine #1
                                                              • Kill or Be Killed #18
                                                              • Marvel Two in One #5
                                                              • Ninja-K #6
                                                              • Punisher #223
                                                              • Quantum & Woody #5
                                                              • Runaways #8
                                                              • Shadowman #2
                                                              • Skyward #1
                                                              • Star Wars Thrawn #3
                                                              • Tales of Suspense #104
                                                              • The Dead Hand #1
                                                              • X-Men Gold #25-26
                                                              • X-Men Red #3
                                                              TV I Watched This Month:
                                                              • Alex, Inc. "The Unfair Advantage" "The Wax Museum"
                                                              • A.P. Bio "We Don't Party" "Rosemary's Boyfriend" "Durbin Crashes" "Eight Pigs and a Rat"
                                                              • Atlanta "Helen" "Barbershop"
                                                              • Barry "Use It" "Make the Unsafe Choice" "Commit... to YOU" "Do Your Job"
                                                              • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Box" "The Puzzle Master" "Nutriboom" "DFW" "Gray Star Mutual"
                                                              • Counterpart "No Man's Land, Parts 1 & 2"
                                                              • The Crossing "Pilot" "A Shadow Out of Time"
                                                              • Good Girls "Atom Bomb"
                                                              • Hard Sun "Episodes 1-2"
                                                              • iZombie "Goonstruck"
                                                              • Killing Eve "Pilot"
                                                              • Krypton "Pilot"
                                                              • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "April 1, 2018" "April 8, 2018" "April 15, 2018" "April 22, 2018"
                                                              • Legion "Chapter 9"
                                                              • The Looming Tower "Y2K" "Boys at War" "The General" "A Very Special Relationship" "Tuesday" "9/11"
                                                              • Lost in Space "Season One"
                                                              • The Mick "The Graduate"
                                                              • A Series of Unfortunate Events "Season 2"
                                                              • Silicon Valley "Reorientation" "Chief Operating Officer" "Tech Evangelist" "Facial Recognition"
                                                              • Splitting Up Together "Pilot" "Devil May Care"
                                                              • Westworld "Journey into Night" "Reunion"
                                                              • Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas "Episodes 1-2"
                                                              Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                              1. Westworld
                                                              2. Atlanta
                                                              3. Legion
                                                              4. iZombie
                                                              5. Silicon Valley
                                                              6. Barry
                                                              7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                              8. The Mick
                                                              9. The Looming Tower
                                                              10. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                              Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                              • Baby Driver
                                                              • Pacific Rim Uprising
                                                              • Kingsman The Golden Circle
                                                              • A Quiet Place
                                                              • Get Out
                                                              • Avengers Infinity War (x2)
                                                              Places I Ate This Month (23+75=98):
                                                              • Culver's
                                                              • Frank
                                                              • Franklin BBQ
                                                              • Happy Chick
                                                              • Homeslice
                                                              • Hoover's
                                                              • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                              • JT Youngblood's
                                                              • New Fortune Chinese
                                                              • P. Terry's
                                                              • Panda Express
                                                              • Snooze A.M. (x2)
                                                              • Taco Bell
                                                              • Tarka
                                                              • Texican Cafe
                                                              • Thai Kun
                                                              • Torchy's Tacos
                                                              • Tyson's Tacos
                                                              • Tumble 22
                                                              • Wendy's
                                                              • Whataburger
                                                              • Wienerschnitzel

                                                              Sunday, April 01, 2018

                                                              Monthly Update - March 2018


                                                              Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+12=16)
                                                              1. Batman and the Outsiders Vol 2 HC
                                                              2. Harbinger Wars HC
                                                              3. Motor Girl HC
                                                              4. Ninjak Vol 2 HC
                                                                Play 15 New Boardgames (2+9=11)
                                                                • Azul
                                                                • Photosynthesis
                                                                • Fuse
                                                                • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                • Codenames Duet
                                                                • Dice Throne
                                                                • What Do You Meme?
                                                                • Zombie Dice
                                                                My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                1. X-Men Red #1
                                                                2. Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Tomorrow #1
                                                                3. Doctor Strange #387
                                                                4. All-New Wolverine #31-32
                                                                5. Ms. Marvel #27-28
                                                                6. Runaways #7
                                                                7. Champions #18
                                                                8. Shadowman #1
                                                                        Comics I Read This Month (37+75=112):
                                                                        • All-New Wolverine #31-32
                                                                        • Amazing Spider-Man #797
                                                                        • Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16
                                                                        • Captain America #699
                                                                        • Champions #17-18
                                                                        • Damnation: Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider #1
                                                                        • Daredevil #600
                                                                        • Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Tomorrow #1
                                                                        • Doctor Strange #386-387
                                                                        • Doctor Strange Damnation #2-3
                                                                        • Doomsday Clock #4
                                                                        • Gideon Falls #1
                                                                        • Infinity Countdown #1
                                                                        • Kill or Be Killed #17
                                                                        • Mage The Hero Denied #7
                                                                        • Marvel Two-in-One #4
                                                                        • Ms. Marvel #27-28
                                                                        • Ninja-K #5
                                                                        • Old Man Hawkeye #3
                                                                        • Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1
                                                                        • Qaantum & Woody #4
                                                                        • Rat Queens #8
                                                                        • Runaways #7
                                                                        • Shadowman #1
                                                                        • Star Wars Thrawn #2
                                                                        • Tales of Suspense #103
                                                                        • The Highest House #1
                                                                        • Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1
                                                                        • Wild Storm #12
                                                                        • X-Men Gold #23-24
                                                                        • X-Men Red #2
                                                                        TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                        • A.P. Bio "Overachieving Virgins" "Dating Toledoans" "Freakin' Enamoured" "Selling Out"
                                                                        • Atlanta "Alligator Man" "Sportin' Waves" "Money Bag Shawty"
                                                                        • Barry "Make Your Mark"
                                                                        • Black Lightning "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" "Equinox: The Book of Fate" "Revelations"
                                                                        • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Safe House" "The Negotiation"
                                                                        • Counterpart "The Lost Art of Diplomacy" "Both Sides Now" "Shaking the Tree" "Act Like You've Been Here Before" "The Sincerest Form of Flattery" "Love the Lie"
                                                                        • Crashing "Roast Battle"
                                                                        • Good Girls "Pilot" "Mo Money Mo Problems" "Borderline"
                                                                        • iZombie "Blue Bloody" "Brainless in Seattle, Part 1" "Brainless in Seattle, Part 2"
                                                                        • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "March 4, 2018" "March 11, 2018"
                                                                        • The Looming Tower "Mistakes Were Made" "Mercury"
                                                                        • Love "Season Three"
                                                                        • The Mick "The Church" "The Juice" "The Accident" "The Night Off" "The Car" "The Dance"
                                                                        • Queer Eye "You Can't Fix Ugly" "Saving Sasquatch"
                                                                        • Rise "Pilot"
                                                                        • Santa Clarita Diet "Season 2"
                                                                        • Silicon Valley "Grow Fast or Die Slow"
                                                                        • Timeless "The War to End All Wars" "Darlington 500"
                                                                        • Top Chef "Episode Thirteen"
                                                                        Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                        1. Atlanta
                                                                        2. iZombie
                                                                        3. Santa Clarita Diet
                                                                        4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                        5. Love
                                                                        6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                                        7. Silicon Valley
                                                                        8. Barry
                                                                        9. Counterpart
                                                                        10. Good Girls
                                                                        Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                        • Annihilation
                                                                        • Avengers
                                                                        • Baby Driver
                                                                        • Isle of Dogs
                                                                        • Mute
                                                                        • Pitch Perfect 3
                                                                        • Star Wars The Last Jedi
                                                                        • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
                                                                        Places I Ate This Month (25+50=75):
                                                                        • Batch
                                                                        • Colleen's Southern Kitchen
                                                                        • Culver's (x2)
                                                                        • El Chilito
                                                                        • Hoody's Subs
                                                                        • Hopdoddy
                                                                        • Kerbey Lane (x2)
                                                                        • Kura Revolving Sushi
                                                                        • Mimi's Cafe
                                                                        • New Fortune Chinese
                                                                        • P. Terry's
                                                                        • Pei Wei (x2)
                                                                        • Popeye's
                                                                        • Rolling Rooster
                                                                        • Smashburger
                                                                        • Smoky Mo's BBQ
                                                                        • Snooze A.M.
                                                                        • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                                                        • Velvet Taco
                                                                        • Wendy's
                                                                        • Wingstop

                                                                        Thursday, March 01, 2018

                                                                        Monthly Update - February 2018


                                                                        Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+7=12)
                                                                        1. Thors TP
                                                                        2. Voltron Vol 2 TP
                                                                        3. Doctor Strange Vol 1 HC
                                                                        4. Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 3 HC
                                                                        5. Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken TP
                                                                          Play 15 New Boardgames (6+3=9)
                                                                          • What Do You Meme?
                                                                          • Unlock! House on the Hill, The Nautilus, The Formula
                                                                          • When I Dream
                                                                          • Topiary
                                                                          • Dice Throne
                                                                          • Who Do We Eat?
                                                                          • Cards Against Humanity
                                                                          • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                          • Hero Realms (Dragon Boss Deck)
                                                                          • Jaipur
                                                                          • Star Realms
                                                                          • Pandemic
                                                                          • Scythe
                                                                          My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                          1. Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits
                                                                          2. X-Men Red #1
                                                                          3. Ninja-K #4
                                                                          4. Star Wars Thrawn #1
                                                                          5. Doctor Strange Damnation #1
                                                                          6. Quantum & Woody #3
                                                                                  Comics I Read This Month (31+44=75):
                                                                                  • Amazing Spider-Man #795-796
                                                                                  • Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1
                                                                                  • Avengers #679
                                                                                  • Captain America #698
                                                                                  • Daredevil #598-599
                                                                                  • Doctor Strange #385
                                                                                  • Doctor Strange Damnation #1
                                                                                  • Hawkeye #15
                                                                                  • Infinity Countdown Prime #1
                                                                                  • James Bond 007 M One-Shot
                                                                                  • Kill or Be Killed #16
                                                                                  • Luke Cage #170
                                                                                  • Maestros #5
                                                                                  • Mage The Hero Denied #6
                                                                                  • Marvel Two-in-One #3
                                                                                  • Mother Panic/Batman #1
                                                                                  • New Super Man #20
                                                                                  • Ninja-K #4
                                                                                  • Old Man Hawkeye #2
                                                                                  • Pacific Rim Aftermath #2
                                                                                  • Punisher #221
                                                                                  • Quantum & Woody #3
                                                                                  • Rogue & Gambit #2
                                                                                  • Runaways #6
                                                                                  • Star Wars Thrawn #1
                                                                                  • Tales of Suspense #102
                                                                                  • X-Men Gold #21-22
                                                                                  • X-Men Red #1
                                                                                  TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                  • 2 Dope Queens "New York"
                                                                                  • The Alienist "Pilot"
                                                                                  • Altered Carbon "Season One"
                                                                                  • A.P. Bio "Pilot" "Teacher Jail" "Burning Miles"
                                                                                  • Black Lightning "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" "LaWanda: The Book of Resurrection" "Black Jesus" "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light"
                                                                                  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Bad Beat" "The Venue" "Two Turkeys" "Return to Skyfire" "99" "Game Night" "The Favor"
                                                                                  • Crashing "Porter Got HBO" "Too Good" "Artie" "NACA"
                                                                                  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Oh Nathaniel, It's On!" "Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends" "Trent?!" "Nathaniel is Irrelevant"
                                                                                  • Everything Sucks "Season One"
                                                                                  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
                                                                                  • The Gifted "EXtraction"
                                                                                  • The Good Place "Somewhere Else"
                                                                                  • Here and Now "Eleven Eleven"
                                                                                  • iZombie "Are You Ready For Some Zombies?"
                                                                                  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "February 18, 2018" "February 25, 2018"
                                                                                  • The Looming Tower "Now It Begins..." "Losing My Religion"
                                                                                  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction "George Clooney"
                                                                                  • Star Trek Discovery "War Without, War Within" "Will You Take My Heart?"
                                                                                  • Top Chef "Episode Eight" "Episode Nine" "Episode Ten" "Episode Eleven"
                                                                                  Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                  1. The Good Place
                                                                                  2. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                  3. Altered Carbon
                                                                                  4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                                                  5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                  6. The Looming Tower
                                                                                  7. Crashing
                                                                                  8. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                                                                  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                  10. Black Lightning
                                                                                  Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                  • Purge Election Year
                                                                                  • Black Panther (x3)
                                                                                  • Coco
                                                                                  • Thor Ragnarok
                                                                                  • The Box
                                                                                  Places I Ate This Month (23+27=50):
                                                                                  • Chuy's
                                                                                  • Crawfish Shack
                                                                                  • Culver's
                                                                                  • Firehouse Subs
                                                                                  • Freebird's
                                                                                  • Hopdoddy's
                                                                                  • Jim's
                                                                                  • New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                  • Noble Sandwich
                                                                                  • Pei Wei
                                                                                  • PizzaRev
                                                                                  • Red's Porch
                                                                                  • Rolling Rooster
                                                                                  • Snooze A.M. (x3)
                                                                                  • Sunday Bird (x2)
                                                                                  • Tam Deli
                                                                                  • Tarka
                                                                                  • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                                                                  • Velvet Taco
                                                                                  • Whataburger

                                                                                  Thursday, February 01, 2018

                                                                                  Monthly Update - January 2018


                                                                                  Read 60 Graphic Novels (7+0=7)
                                                                                  1. Injustice Year Three TP
                                                                                  2. Vision HC
                                                                                  3. Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol 2 HC
                                                                                  4. Descender Vol 1 HC
                                                                                  5. Detective Comics Vol 1 HC
                                                                                  6. K Chronicles: Go East, Young Fam
                                                                                  7. Shiver HC
                                                                                    Play 15 New Boardgames (3+0=3)
                                                                                    • Mountains of Madness
                                                                                    • Codenames Marvel
                                                                                    • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                                                                    • Firefly (x2)
                                                                                    • Machi Koro Bright Lights, Big City
                                                                                    • Red Flags
                                                                                    • Scythe (x2)
                                                                                    • Codenames Duet
                                                                                    • DC DBG
                                                                                    • Splendor
                                                                                    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                    1. Captain America #697
                                                                                    2. Hawkeye #14
                                                                                    3. Runaways #5
                                                                                    4. X-Men Gold Annual #1
                                                                                    5. Champions #16
                                                                                    6. Kill or Be Killed #15
                                                                                    7. Doomsday Clock #3
                                                                                    8. Ninja-K #3
                                                                                    9. Astro City #50
                                                                                    10. Quantum & Woody #2
                                                                                            Comics I Read This Month (44+0=44):
                                                                                            • All-New Wolverine #29-30
                                                                                            • Amazing Spider-Man #794
                                                                                            • Astonishing X-Men #7
                                                                                            • Astro City #50
                                                                                            • Avengers #675-678
                                                                                            • Captain America #697
                                                                                            • Champions #16
                                                                                            • Daredevil #597
                                                                                            • Doctor Strange #384
                                                                                            • Doomsday Clock #3
                                                                                            • Hawkeye #14
                                                                                            • Hungry Ghosts #1
                                                                                            • Injustice 2 #17-18
                                                                                            • Justice League of America/Doom Patrol #1
                                                                                            • Kill or Be Killed #15
                                                                                            • Maestros #4
                                                                                            • Mage the Hero Denied #5
                                                                                            • Marvel Two-in-One #2
                                                                                            • Ms. Marvel #26
                                                                                            • New Super Man #19
                                                                                            • Ninja-K #3
                                                                                            • Ninjak vs. Valiant Universe #1
                                                                                            • Old Man Hawkeye #1
                                                                                            • Pacific Rim Aftermath #1
                                                                                            • Phoenix Resurrection #2-5
                                                                                            • Punisher #220
                                                                                            • Quantum & Woody #2
                                                                                            • Rat Queens #7
                                                                                            • Redneck #9
                                                                                            • Rogue & Gambit #1
                                                                                            • Royal City #9
                                                                                            • Runaways #5
                                                                                            • Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #4
                                                                                            • Wild Storm #11
                                                                                            • X-Men Gold #19-20
                                                                                            • X-Men Gold Annual #1
                                                                                            TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                            • American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace "The Man Who Would Be Vogue"
                                                                                            • Black Lightning "The Resurrection"
                                                                                            • Black Mirror "U.S.S. Callister" "Arkangel" "Crocodile" "Hang the D.J." "Metalhead" "Black Museum"
                                                                                            • Counterpart "The Crossing" "Birds of a Feather"
                                                                                            • Crashing "The Atheist" "Pete and Leif"
                                                                                            • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Nathaniel Needs My Help" "Nathaniel Gets the Message!"
                                                                                            • The Gifted "3 X 1"
                                                                                            • The Good Place "Leap to Faith" "Best Self" "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" "The Burrito"
                                                                                            • Jean Claude Van Johnson "Season One"
                                                                                            • LA-Vegas "Pilot"
                                                                                            • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Season One"
                                                                                            • The Mick "The Visit" "The Haunted House" "The Invention" "The Matriarch" "The Homecoming" "The Teacher" "The Divorce" "The Climb" "The Trip" "The City" "The Dump"
                                                                                            • Mosaic "Meet Olivia Lake" "Moving Forward, Not Back" "Zebra-itis" "Ilsa from Finland" "The Recoking" "Fact and Fiction"
                                                                                            • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction "Barack Obama"
                                                                                            • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams "Real Life" "Impossible Planet" "The Hood Maker" "Autofac"
                                                                                            • Marvel's Runaways "Doomsday"
                                                                                            • Star Trek Discovery "Despite Yourself" "The Wolf Inside" "Vaulting Ambition" "What's Past is Prologue"
                                                                                            • Supernatural "Wayward Sisters"
                                                                                            • Top Chef "Episode Four" "Episode Five" "Episode Six"
                                                                                            • Travelers "Ave Machina" "Protocol 4" "Jacob" "11:27" "Jenny" "U235" "17 Minutes" "Traveler 0027" "Update" "21C" "Simon" "001"
                                                                                            • X-Files "My Struggle III"
                                                                                            Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                            1. The Good Place
                                                                                            2. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                            3. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                                                                            4. Black Mirror
                                                                                            5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                                                                                            6. Mosaic
                                                                                            7. The Mick
                                                                                            8. Counterpart
                                                                                            9. Black Lightning
                                                                                            10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                            Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                            • (500) Days of Summer
                                                                                            • Logan
                                                                                            • Bright
                                                                                            • Baby Driver
                                                                                            • Real Genius
                                                                                            • Iron Man
                                                                                            • Hell or High Water
                                                                                            • I, Tonya
                                                                                            Places I Ate This Month (27+0=27):
                                                                                            • Chuy's x2
                                                                                            • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                            • Hightower
                                                                                            • HomeSlice
                                                                                            • Hoover's Cooking
                                                                                            • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                            • Jason's Deli
                                                                                            • Mason and Dixie's
                                                                                            • McDonald's
                                                                                            • Michi Ramen
                                                                                            • Outback Steakhouse
                                                                                            • Pei Wei
                                                                                            • Popeye's
                                                                                            • Potbelly Sandwiches
                                                                                            • Rolling Rooster x2
                                                                                            • Slab BBQ x2
                                                                                            • Smokey Mo's
                                                                                            • Snooze A.M.
                                                                                            • Taco Bell (x2)
                                                                                            • Torchy's Tacos
                                                                                            • Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ
                                                                                            • Velvet Taco
                                                                                            • Wendy's

                                                                                            Monday, January 01, 2018

                                                                                            New Year's Resolutions 2018

                                                                                            2016 was pretty terrible. I'm not prepared to say 2017 was worse. I mean, a lot less famous people I admired died, I lost another friend but I'm getting older so I'm getting used to the idea that's going to happen more often. And I at least had the benefit of knowing that Trump was President instead of being blindsided in November.

                                                                                            But... this was a rough, rough year. I had one of the worst weeks of my life this year. The political situation was horrifying and exhausting. Expect the worst became the norm.

                                                                                            Silver linings? Yeah. A couple are mine, private things. But I made several really close new friendships and a lot more extended friendships. We expanded my store into a new location in June, which was exhausting and scary and resulted in some debt I'm still a little worried about but overall has been really rewarding. And this was my second year cancer-free.

                                                                                            Time for 2018 resolutions, and time to check in on last year.

                                                                                            Last year's resolutions:

                                                                                            1. Cook More - I tried out several new recipes, although I didn't have many that stuck.

                                                                                            2. Exercise - Nope. Failed again.

                                                                                            3. No Cancer - This one I got.

                                                                                            By The Numbers:

                                                                                            1. I read almost 600 single-issue comics this year, as compared to about 700 the year before, and 52 graphic novels, which is less than the year before.

                                                                                            2. I ate at 93 different restaurants this year. On average, I ate out about 27 times a month, which is more than last year.

                                                                                            3. I played 35 new boardgames.

                                                                                            This Year's Food Plans:

                                                                                            Places I Need to Try:
                                                                                            Freedmen's BBQ
                                                                                            Leroy & Lewis BBQ
                                                                                            Rolling Rooster Chicken & Waffles

                                                                                            Opening in January:
                                                                                            H-Mart at Lakeline

                                                                                            Early 2018:
                                                                                            Tumble 22 Brick and Mortar
                                                                                            Anthem on Rainey Street

                                                                                            Sometime in 2018:
                                                                                            Loro (Asian Smokehouse from Uchi/Aaron Franklin)
                                                                                            24 Diner (Rock Rose)
                                                                                            Easy Tiger (The Linc)

                                                                                            This Year's Resolutions & Goals:

                                                                                            1. Cook More - I need to add some new recipes in. Specifically, I need to learn to use the Instant Pot. I'm going to try to make at least one new Instant Pot recipe a week until that inevitably falls off and I scale back to once a month.

                                                                                            2. Read More - I utterly failed at reading books and graphic novels this year. So my goal is an achievable 48 graphic novels and novels combined. One a week.

                                                                                            3. First Game Con. This one's easy, I already have tickets to BGG Con in May.

                                                                                            4. Boardgames. My plan this year is to play 25 new boardgames. I've exceeded that the past two years.

                                                                                            5. Write More. I have a notebook with 300 Writing Prompts. It's meant as a kind of journal, but I'm going to write it from the POV of fictional characters. If I skip 65 days in there, I'll still fill the notebook. The plan is to aim for every day. The looser plan is to slowly build up a universe in which to tell stories, and if that works, I might do Nanowrimo in that universe. Probably next year. Maybe this year. Depends how ambitious I'm feeling.

                                                                                            Sunday, December 31, 2017

                                                                                            Monthly Update - December 2017


                                                                                            Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+49=52)
                                                                                            1. Suicide Squad Vol 7: Dragon's Hoard
                                                                                            2. Astro City: Everyday Heroes
                                                                                            3. Paper Girls HC
                                                                                              Play 15 New Boardgames (4+31=35)
                                                                                              • DC Deck-Building Confrontation
                                                                                              • Hotshots!
                                                                                              • Red 7
                                                                                              • Spot It!
                                                                                              • Splendor
                                                                                              • Fuse
                                                                                              • DC Deck-Building Teen Titans
                                                                                              • Codenames
                                                                                              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                              1. X-Men Gold #17
                                                                                              2. Captain America #696
                                                                                              3. Runaways #4
                                                                                              4. Punisher #219
                                                                                              5. Tales of Suspense Featuring Hawkeye & Winter Soldier #1
                                                                                              6. Quantum & Woody #1
                                                                                              7. Doomsday Clock #2
                                                                                              8. Phoenix Resurrection Return of Jean Grey #1
                                                                                                      Comics I Read This Month (35+560=595):
                                                                                                      • All-New Wolverine #28
                                                                                                      • Amazing Spider-Man ##792-793
                                                                                                      • Amazing Spider-Man & Venom: Venom Inc #1
                                                                                                      • Astonishing X-Men #6
                                                                                                      • Avengers #674
                                                                                                      • Captain America #696
                                                                                                      • Champions #15
                                                                                                      • Daredevil #596
                                                                                                      • Doctor Strange #382-383
                                                                                                      • Doomsday Clock #2
                                                                                                      • Hawkeye #13
                                                                                                      • Hawkman Found #1
                                                                                                      • Injustice 2 #16
                                                                                                      • Iron Fist #75
                                                                                                      • Klaus and the Crisis in X-Masville
                                                                                                      • Luke Cage #168
                                                                                                      • Marvel Two in One #1
                                                                                                      • Ms. Marvel #25
                                                                                                      • New Super Man #18
                                                                                                      • Ninja-K #2
                                                                                                      • Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #1
                                                                                                      • Punisher #219
                                                                                                      • Quantum & Woody #1
                                                                                                      • Redneck #8
                                                                                                      • Royal City #8
                                                                                                      • Runaways #4
                                                                                                      • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #5
                                                                                                      • Tales of Suspense Featuring Hawkeye & Winter Soldier #1
                                                                                                      • Thanos #14
                                                                                                      • The Fix #10
                                                                                                      • Wild Storm #10
                                                                                                      • X-Men Gold #17-18
                                                                                                      TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                      • Arrow "Crisis on Earth X Part 2"
                                                                                                      • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Getting Over Jeff"
                                                                                                      • DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Crisis on Earth X Part 4"
                                                                                                      • Easy "Season Two"
                                                                                                      • The Flash "Crisis on Earth X Part 3"
                                                                                                      • The Gifted "Season One"
                                                                                                      • Happy! "Saint Nick" "Everyone Hates You, Sax"
                                                                                                      • Marvel's Runaways "Kingdom" "Metamorphosis" "Refraction" "Tsunami"
                                                                                                      • Search Party "Season One"
                                                                                                      • She's Gotta Have It "Season One"
                                                                                                      • Top Chef "Episodes 1-3"
                                                                                                      Top Five Shows This Month:
                                                                                                      1. Happy!
                                                                                                      2. Marvel's Runaways
                                                                                                      3. Easy
                                                                                                      4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                                      5. The Gifted
                                                                                                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                      • Christmas Vacation
                                                                                                      • Coco
                                                                                                      • Colossal
                                                                                                      • Die Hard
                                                                                                      • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
                                                                                                      • Elf
                                                                                                      • Krampus
                                                                                                      • Last Boy Scout
                                                                                                      • Moana
                                                                                                      • Pitch Perfect 3
                                                                                                      • Scrooged
                                                                                                      • Star Wars The Last Jedi
                                                                                                      Places I Ate This Month (23+303=326):
                                                                                                      • Batch
                                                                                                      • Chuy's
                                                                                                      • Culver's
                                                                                                      • Easy Tiger
                                                                                                      • McDonald's (x4)
                                                                                                      • Michi Ramen
                                                                                                      • Opal Divine's
                                                                                                      • Outback Steakhouse
                                                                                                      • Pei Wei
                                                                                                      • Popeye's
                                                                                                      • Russia House
                                                                                                      • Sushi Nini
                                                                                                      • Taco Bell (x2)
                                                                                                      • Tarka
                                                                                                      • Torchy's Tacos
                                                                                                      • Trudy's
                                                                                                      • Valentina's Tex-Mex
                                                                                                      • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                      • Xian Sushi & Noodle

                                                                                                      Thursday, December 28, 2017

                                                                                                      Best of 2017 - Movies

                                                                                                      Or, more accurately, a list of all the movies I saw in 2017. Because I can't claim best, my movie taste is pretty basic and I only see a handful of movies every year.

                                                                                                      New Movies I Saw This Year:

                                                                                                      1. The Big Sick
                                                                                                      2. Get Out
                                                                                                      3. Coco
                                                                                                      4. LEGO Batman Movie
                                                                                                      5. Blade Runner 2049
                                                                                                      6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
                                                                                                      7. Baby Driver
                                                                                                      8. Spider-Man Homecoming
                                                                                                      9. Fate of the Furious
                                                                                                      10. Thor Ragnarok
                                                                                                      11. Wonder Woman
                                                                                                      12. Pitch Perfect 3
                                                                                                      13. Split
                                                                                                      14. Atomic Blonde
                                                                                                      15. Star Wars The Last Jedi
                                                                                                      16. Dunkirk
                                                                                                      Yeah, I liked Baby Driver better than two of the Marvel movies this year. Yes, I ranked Atomic Blonde and Split over Star Wars The Last Jedi. Come at me, bro. (Or don't... I don't need you to share my opinions, and you're not going to convince me to share yours.)

                                                                                                      Old Movies I Saw For the First Time This Year:

                                                                                                      1. Moana
                                                                                                      2. Arrival
                                                                                                      3. Furious Seven
                                                                                                      4. Fast Five
                                                                                                      5. Fast and Furious Six
                                                                                                      6. Kubo and the Two Strings
                                                                                                      7. Rent
                                                                                                      8. Colossal
                                                                                                      9. La La Land
                                                                                                      10. The Girl With All The Gifts
                                                                                                      11. Krampus
                                                                                                      12. Hail, Caesar!
                                                                                                      13. John Wick 2
                                                                                                      14. Midnight Special
                                                                                                      15. Sicario
                                                                                                      16. Staring at a Blank Wall silently for 2 hours
                                                                                                      17. Suicide Squad
                                                                                                      18. Staring at a Blank Wall silently for 4 hours
                                                                                                      19. X-Men Apocalypse

                                                                                                      Best of 2017 - Comic Miniseries and One-Shots

                                                                                                      Last year, I had four Marvel series, and Civil War II and its spinoffs narrowly missed the cut. This year, Secret Empire made the cut, there were two other Marvel miniseries (although one was an ongoing series that was canceled and the other a series of one shots), and an IDW and an IDW/DC crossover both based on licensed properties. So the real miniseries winner this year was Image, with five original miniseries, only one based on an extant story (even that a Greek myth) and three of which were by new (or relatively new) writers. Plus Greg Rucka is on there twice, because Greg Rucka is pretty awesome. 

                                                                                                      Best Miniseries:
                                                                                                      1. Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #1-5 (IDW)
                                                                                                      2. God Country #1-6 (Image)
                                                                                                      3. Generations (Marvel)
                                                                                                      4. Unstoppable Wasp #1-8 (Marvel)
                                                                                                      5. Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1-6 (Image)
                                                                                                      6. Secret Empire #0-10 (Marvel)
                                                                                                      7. Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1-3 (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                      8. Batman TMNT Adventures #3-6 (DC/IDW)
                                                                                                      9. Lazarus X+66 #1-5 (Image)
                                                                                                      10. Old Guard #1-6 (Image)
                                                                                                      Also in the running: Kingpin #1-5 and Bullseye #1-5 (Marvel), Britannia We Who Are About to Die #1-4 and Savage #3-4 (Valiant), Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #3-5, Reborn #4-6 (Image), Kill the Minotaur #1-5 (Image), and Serenity No Power in the Verse #4-6 (Dark Horse).

                                                                                                      Last year I read about 100 first issues and one shots, this year it was closer to 40-50, but I still found a lot to like. In some cases, I dropped off a series or miniseries but still had warm feelings toward the first issue.

                                                                                                      Best First Issues:*
                                                                                                      1. X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                      2. Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #1 (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                      3. TMNT Usagi Yojimbo #1 (Dark Horse)
                                                                                                      4. Justice League Power Rangers #1 (DC/Boom!)
                                                                                                      5. Ninja-K #1 (Valiant)
                                                                                                      6. Batman Creature of the Night #1 (DC)
                                                                                                      7. Punisher The Platoon #1 (Marvel)
                                                                                                      8. Punisher #218 (Marvel)
                                                                                                      9. Doomsday Clock #1 (DC)
                                                                                                      10. Elsewhere #1 (Image)
                                                                                                      *Caveat: I didn't include any of the first issues from my Top 10 new series. So you can consider this really the bottom of a Top 20 list if you want.

                                                                                                      Those that almost but didn't quite make the top 10 include: Calexit #1 (Black Mask), Clue #1 (IDW), The Dregs #1 (Black Mask), Fence #1 (Boom), Gotham City Garage #1 (DC), Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 (DC/Archie), Mass Effect Discovery #1 (Dark Horse), Slots #1 (Image), Spirits of Vengeance #1 (Marvel) and Nightwing The New Order #1 (DC).

                                                                                                      Best One-Shots:
                                                                                                      1. Batman Elmer Fudd #1
                                                                                                      2. Star Trek Deviations
                                                                                                      3. Marvel Legacy #1
                                                                                                      4. Secret Empire Uprising #1
                                                                                                      5. Klaus and the Crisis in X-Masville

                                                                                                      Best of 2017 - Top 10 New Comics

                                                                                                      Best New Series:
                                                                                                      Marvel has two of my top 10 (down from five last year), Image has five (up from two), DC has two.

                                                                                                      Four of them are superhero books, down from eight last year, although you could argue for Mage The Hero Denied as well. Rat Queens is humor/fantasy, the others are all harder to quantify. And while none of the books in my top 10 published 12 issues last year, this year X-Men Gold and Injustice 2 managed more than that.
                                                                                                      1. Runaways #1-4
                                                                                                      2. X-Men Gold #1-18
                                                                                                      3. Injustice 2 #1-16
                                                                                                      4. Rat Queens #1-Orc Dave Special
                                                                                                      5. Royal City #1-8
                                                                                                      6. Redneck #1-8
                                                                                                      7. Mage The Hero Denied #0-4
                                                                                                      8. Wild Storm #1-10
                                                                                                      9. Curse Words #1-9
                                                                                                      10. Crosswind #1-5

                                                                                                      New Series That Are Too New To Judge:
                                                                                                      These series are not quite far enough for me to judge them Best New Series yet, but I really like them all, and I can see any of them making my Best Continuing Series next year. Because I don't think it's fair to compare a single issue or a two- or three-issue run to the more extended runs above, I'm ranking these separately. Last year, none of these wound up on my list and there were about 12 of them. This year there were only 3 on the list. I hope 2018 has more to offer.
                                                                                                      1. Captain America #695-696
                                                                                                      2. Daredevil #595-596
                                                                                                      3. Ninja-k #1-2
                                                                                                      4. Doomsday Clock #1-2

                                                                                                        Best of 2017 - Top 10 Ongoing Comics

                                                                                                        In terms of ongoing favorites, there wasn't a lot of change this year. Half of them were on last year's favorites, the other half were on last year's favorite new series. There will be more change next year, as four of my favorite Marvel series (Amazing Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Sam Wilson, and Moon Knight) are either over, ending, or changing creative teams. These lists are my favorites, based on a reading almost 600 single issues for the year (last year it was closer to 500), and access to more than that.

                                                                                                        Last year, Image had 2 of my top 10, and Marvel had the other 8. This year, Marvel has 7, Image still has 2, and Dark Horse has 1. So for all the griping I see online about Marvel, I remain a fan of what they're doing, and I expect the changes under CB Cebulski to be good ones. 

                                                                                                        Last year, Amazing Spider-Man had 17 issues, but most of them didn't hit 12. This year, All-New Wolverine hit 12, Amazing Spider-Man hit more than that (with renumbering thrown in), and Hawkeye hit 11.
                                                                                                        1. Ms. Marvel #14-25 (Last Year: #1 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                        2. Kill or Be Killed #5-14 (Last Year: #3 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                        3. Champions #4-15 (Last Year: #4 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                        4. All-New Wolverine #16-28 (Last Year: #5 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                        5. Amazing Spider-Man #23-793 (Last Year: #4 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                        6. Black Hammer Annual #1, #7-13 (Last Year: #7 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                        7. Hawkeye #2-13
                                                                                                        8. Saga #42-48 (Last Year: #7 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                        9. Captain America Sam Wilson #17-24 (Last Year: #2 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                                                                        10. Moon Knight #10-14 (Last Year: #5 on my Best New Series)
                                                                                                        Of the series in my Top 10, five of them (Ms. Marvel, All-New Wolverine, Amazing Spider-Man, Saga, Captain America Sam Wilson) were also in 2016's Best Ongoing Series (and Saga, Ms. Marvel, and Amazing Spider-Man were on my 2016 Ongoing Series too), and four of them (Kill or Be Killed, Champions, Black Hammer, Moon Knight) were in my Best New Series of 2016. Only one of them (Hawkeye) was too new to judge, with only one issue out last year.

                                                                                                        Also in the running: Captain America Steve Rogers #9-19, New Super Man #7-18, Thanos #3-12, Daredevil #15-27, Descender #18-24, Doctor Strange #16-24, and Motor Girl #3-6.

                                                                                                        Wednesday, December 20, 2017

                                                                                                        Best of 2017 - Boardgames

                                                                                                        Last year I played 85 games, 40 of which were new. This year I didn't manage quite that number, but I did play 57, 35 of which were new.

                                                                                                        New Games:
                                                                                                        1. 7 Wonders Duel
                                                                                                        2. Above and Below
                                                                                                        3. Arkham Horror LCG
                                                                                                        4. Batman Almost Got 'Im
                                                                                                        5. Bloodborne DBG
                                                                                                        6. Buy the Rights
                                                                                                        7. Celestia
                                                                                                        8. Codenames Duet
                                                                                                        9. DC DBG Confrontation
                                                                                                        10. DC DBG Teen Titans
                                                                                                        11. Dice Forge
                                                                                                        12. Funemployment
                                                                                                        13. Fuse
                                                                                                        14. Hero Realms
                                                                                                        15. Hey That's My Fish
                                                                                                        16. Hotshots!
                                                                                                        17. Kingdomino
                                                                                                        18. Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City
                                                                                                        19. Red 7
                                                                                                        20. Sagrada
                                                                                                        21. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game
                                                                                                        22. Scythe
                                                                                                        23. Secret Hitler
                                                                                                        24. Space Team
                                                                                                        25. Splendor Cities of Splendor
                                                                                                        26. Spot It!
                                                                                                        27. Spyfall
                                                                                                        28. Spyfall 2
                                                                                                        29. Starfall
                                                                                                        30. That's A Question!
                                                                                                        31. The Thing Infection at Outpost 31
                                                                                                        32. Tiny Epic Galaxies
                                                                                                        33. Tokaido
                                                                                                        34. Total Rickall
                                                                                                        35. Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Games:
                                                                                                                                                                          1. DC Deck-Building (#3 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Machi Koro Bright Lights, Big City (#2 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Hero Realms
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Sushi Go Party (#6 on last year)
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Codenames
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Tokaido
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                          8. Dice Forge
                                                                                                                                                                          9. The Thing Infection at Outpost 31
                                                                                                                                                                          10. Scythe

                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, December 15, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                          Best of 2017 - Food

                                                                                                                                                                          Last year I ate out about 300 times. This year it was a little over 300.

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not qualified to be a food critic, but I did eat a lot of food and I do have opinions. So here are my top 10 favorites, the ones that are accessible, affordable *and* delicious enough that I went there numerous times during the year. My list of favorites is mostly down to how many times I went there, with a little fudging.

                                                                                                                                                                          Favorites:
                                                                                                                                                                          1. Easy Tiger
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Velvet Taco
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Home Slice Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Hopdoddy's
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Opal Divine's
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                          8. Michi Ramen
                                                                                                                                                                          9. Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                          10. New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also kept track of where I ate lunch this year, and these are my favorites, based on how often I ate there. It's not just quality of food, here, but also closeness to work, where I'm usually eating lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lunch Favorites:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Torchy's Tacos 
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Wendy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Pei Wei
                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Whataburger
                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. P. Terry's
                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Firehouse Subs
                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Juarez Mexican Bakery
                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. Tarka
                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. Hoodie's Subs
                                                                                                                                                                                                          14. Mod Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                          15. Fuddrucker's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Then there were the places that I ate at once or twice, due to either it's location (downtown especially) or price. This list is purely down to my favorites, where I'd eat if location and price were no object.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rare Treats:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Kula Revolving Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Batch Craft Beer + Kolaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Franklin BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Gus's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Uchiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Peached Tortilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Lucy's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. JT Youngblood's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Haymaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Thai Kun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. A+A Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Sawyer & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15. Wu Chow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I didn't manage to get back to French Quarter Grille, Odd Duck, or TNT Tacos & Tequila after two years away... I need to fix that. This year I didn't go to Salt & Time, Fogo de Chao, or Terry Black's BBQ even though they were on the list for last year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best of 2017 - Television

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best Shows (Every Category):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Somehow, again, there was a lot more television this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In general, this list is the "If I had to cut back to a certain number of shows, based on money, time, etc., this is the list of shows I'd cut first (starting with #56) to shows I'd cut last (starting with #1). Last year this list was 50 shows, and there are 24 shows from last year's list that weren't on here (either they ended, didn't have a new season, or I stopped watching them), so I added 30 new shows this year. Last year I added 27 new shows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There were 7 shows that didn't have new seasons (Atlanta, Westworld, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Not Safe With Nikki Glaser, Making A Murderer, Humans), 9 shows ended or were limited run (The People vs. OJ Simpson, Togetherness, The Night Of, Night Manager, The Get Down, Pitch, Agent Carter, Inside Amy Schumer, 11.22.63 ) and 18 I stopped watching or plan to catch up on later (The Americans, Billions, Mr. Robot, Preacher, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Lethal Weapon, Angie Tribeca, Arrow, The Expanse, The Gifted, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chance, Voltron Legendary Defender, Supergirl, Star Wars Rebels, Punisher, Riverdale, DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best New Shows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Legion (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Star Trek Discovery (CBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. G.L.O.W. (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Handmaid's Tale (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. The Deuce (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Future Man (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Dear White People (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Trial & Error (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Atypical (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Crashing (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Mindhunter (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. Godless (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. American Gods (STARZ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. A Series of Unfortunate Events (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. American Vandal (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. 13 Reasons Why (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. The Gifted (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. Ozark (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. Travelers (NETFLIX)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best Drama:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Fargo (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. iZombie (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Sense8 (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. The Leftovers (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Sneaky Pete (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. The Expanse (SYFY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Chance (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Supergirl (CW)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The last three shows on that list I'm behind on, but they still rank as best drama when you excerpt all the new shows

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best Comedy:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Master of None (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. The Good Place (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Better Things (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. You're The Worst (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Veep (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Silicon Valley (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Rick and Morty (TOON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Bojack Horseman (NETFLIX)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Overall:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Fargo (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Legion (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Star Trek Discovery (CBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Master of None (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. G.L.O.W. (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. The Good Place (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. The Handmaid's Tale (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. The Deuce (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Future Man (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. You're the Worst (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. iZombie (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. Stranger Things (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. Dear White People (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. Better Things (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. Veep (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. Silicon Valley (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. Rick and Morty (TOON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. Bojack Horseman (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. The Mick (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. Trial & Error (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. Atypical (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. Sense8 (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. Crashing (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29. Insecure (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                30. Review (COMEDY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31. Love (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33. Broad City (COM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                34. Mindhunter (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35. Godless (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                36. American Gods (STARZ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                37. The Leftovers (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                38. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                39. Sneaky Pete (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40. Easy (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                41. Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                42. A Series of Unfortunate Events (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                43. American Vandal (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                44. 13 Reasons Why (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                45. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                46. Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                47. Casual (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                48. Ozark (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                49. Travelers (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                50. SMILF (Showtime)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                51. Timeless (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                52. The Tick (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                53. Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                54. Defenders (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                55. Castlevania (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                56. She's Gotta Have It (NETFLIX)