It was a hard-fought battle, but I prevailed over an extreme case of laziness and managed to come up with this list for the the third straight year. So yeah, I rock. Deal with it.
Inday’s Tagalog Tracker – It’s where I get my Torrent downloads of Filipino films and TV shows. It also has OPM albums. Membership is required, though, and the admin and uploaders (WingTip!!!) are very particular with seeding.
MOST-LIKED TWITTER ACCOUNT
@superstarmarian – From dishing out witty and high-larious tweets about almost anything, she also spurs gimmicks from time to time for her followers to participate in (i.e.: #pansOfDYear, #Sayhi2Superstar, #namethatroad). She likewise loves tagging real accounts of celebrities, and some of them actually reply back. Of course there are those who take her way too seriously, but still, she handles them with such ease and humor.
Here are some of her tweets:
– sa mga ayaw payagang mag leave ngaung haliday season, tell ur boss: ang condishoner nga ni gretchen bareto nag hahalf day, y cant i?
– mars @rihanna san ba ung hopeless place, di ko makita sa maps! papuntahin ko sana mga prends ko pra maka find cla ng love. pls txtbak.
– eeek eksayted nako manood ng “the adventures of tintin” ngaun pa lng congrats na po kuya @juLiusbabao
– dapat may KBP golden dab awards na ako dahil napagbubuklod ko ang lahat ng networks haha. stop da network wars, be a network mars!
– at papano nmn naging#FilipinoPride kung si lolong ang pinakamalaking bwaya??? kayo ba ang nagpalaki sa kanya?
– RT @Kennagal hoy marian walang kwenta yung tinetweet mo! –WALANG KWENTA AGAD? DBA PDENG CORNY MUNA? (infer, napatweet ka aminin!)
– RT @143redangel Guys! Ang hindi manuod ng#todamax, PANGET! –Mars, pano naman yung walang TV? mahirap na nga sila, panget pa? hayy…
Someone Like You by Adele – Are you actually surprised? Watch her Brit Awards performance, it’s simply awesome. And gut-wrenching. This song is certainly one of my all-time favorites now. I’d say more, but that would be overkilling it. :p
(Runner-up: Arms by Christina Perri)
21 by Adele– Again, are you actually surprised? LOL. But really, the songs from her sophomore release reek of tremendous anguish and anger but still maintain control and composure. Watch Adele’s Royal Albert Hall concert, as well. Her spiels are candid and brutal. I love it.
(Runner-up: Torches by Foster The People)
Bridesmaids – Chick flick meets raunch comedy. Yes, it is possible. Some even call it the “female Hangover.” I guess that makes sense, but this film actually makes much more sense. It contains plenty of good laughs — some mushy, some goofy, and some queasy. Not to mention, the movie made Wilson Phillips relevant again. Haha. Kudos to Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, and Melissa McCarthy for a job well done.
The Ides Of March – Welcome to the dark side. Smart and gripping. Stern and honest. It blurs the line between principle and practicality and tells you that truth and triumph don’t always go together — at least in politics. The film also features fantastic ensemble work from Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel Wood.
MOST-LIKED MOVIE QUOTE
“Eat my shit.” –Minny Jackson, The Help
MOST-LIKED TV SHOW (NEW)
Revenge – Seriously, getting to this decision was a huge imposition. 2011 was a really, really good year for television. I picked this deliciously wicked drama series because it is terribly addicting and perfectly paced. Reality and sensibility out the window, but every Emily Thorne-Victoria Grayson showdown is such a delight to watch.
(A rather long list of runners-up: 2 Broke Girls, Awkward, Boss, Episodes, Happy Endings, Homeland, New Girl, Suburgatory, and The Voice)
MOST-LIKED TV SHOWS (RETURNING)
Community – Watch the episodes “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,” “Paradigms Of Human Memory,” “A Fistful Of Paintballs,” “For A Few Paintballs More,” “Remedial Chaos Theory,” and “Studies In Modern Movement.”
Modern Family – Watch the episodes “Caught In The Act,” “Mother’s Day,” “See You Next Fall,” “When Good Kids Go Bad,” “Phil On Wire,” and “Punkin Chunkin.”
MOST-LIKED TV SHOW CHARACTER
Dean Craig Pelton from Community – The quirky, lovable, extremely high-spirited but well-meaning dean of Greendale Community College. You gotta love his numerous costume changes. Jim Rash is such a talented actor.
(Runner-up: Jess from New Girl. Because she is Zooey Deschanel. Period.)
MOST-LIKED TV EVENT
Michael Scott’s departure from Dunder Mifflin Sabre and Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was inevitable. Steve Carell had to move on at some point (movies over TV), and so did his character on The Office (family over career). For obvious reasons, the whole thing wasn’t exactly a happy TV event. Rainn Wilson said it best: “It was then end of an era.” But his last few episodes were greatly executed. For me, Michael Scott will always be the WORLD’S BEST BOSS. 😉
(Runners-up: The Modern Family domination at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aka the Modern Family Awards and Ricky Gervais hosting the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.)
MOST-LIKED TV SHOW QUOTES
“There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t ’cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone, and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone because what if you learn that you need love, and then you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.” –Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy (“Unaccompanied Minor”)
“Don’t believe everything you’ve heard about me. The truth is much worse.” –Megan Hunt, Body Of Proof (“Pilot”)
“There are dreamers, and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realist would find the realist, but more often than not, the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well, without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.” –Cameron Tucker, Modern Family (“Punkin Chunkin”)
MOST-LIKED VIRAL VIDEO
Friday by Rebecca Black – It’s so bad, it’s so funny. With her thought-provoking lyrics, her hatred for auto-tuning, and the extremely cool kids in the background who love “partying, partying, yeah,” how can we not get so excited? (“We so excited!”) Hahahaha!
MOST-LIKED GUILTY PLEASURE
Eat Bulaga‘s Sugod Bahay Gang!
Some of their unforgettable episodes:
3) Celso vs Gaspar
4) Jose as Willie Revillame
5) Lunch with Bossing
6) Bossing cries
And the best Pinoy Henyo episode — EVER!
MOST-LIKED ADIK PERSON
Ramona Revilla/Bautista – Kapag ba nawawala, si Elisa na agad? Hindi ba puwedeng si Ramona muna? Bwahahahahahaha! 😀 Too bad, her video had been taken down from YouTube. Her re-enactments were Oscar-worthy. But my favorite statements from her were: “Si Janelle po katabi ng pinto, dapat siya ang mag-lock. Di ko trabahong i-lock yung pinto.” and “Ano’ng gagawin ko, Janelle, ano’ng gagawin ko?! Di ko alam gagawin ko, may PLDT ba dito?! Kasi di ko alam number ng rescue na tatawagan ko, Janelle, Janelle!” I know a serious crime had been committed, but her story, her video, and her jaws had me laughing through the roof.
(Runner-up: the valium-popping Mrs. Erlinda Ligot)
Pedring and Sendong devastations – I couldn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this topic. 😦
Philippine Dragon Boat Team members – No matter how other institutions or people belittle your achievements, you’ve made the country proud. Kudos!
All the morons that started and spread the “Let’s support ‘real’ Filipino athletes” crap (AKA Philippine Dragon Boat Team vs. the Philippine Azkals) – It reeks of hypocrisy, absurdity, and insecurity. And posting this illogical thought says more about your limited understanding than it does about the ‘fake’ Filipinos (halfsies) you’ve been profusely resenting.
Noynoy Aquino – Childish and seems to be always missing-in-action. While I’m proud to say that I did not vote for him, sadly, I can’t simply stand from a distance and do my told-you-so song and dance.
(Runners-up: CBCP members. You have several too many issues. No to Angry Birds gifts, really?)
MOST-LIKED REXY JOLLY PHOTO
Parasailing in Boracay. It is the perfect depiction of what I had done this year: leaving my comfort zone to fly and be free. 🙂
See y’all next year. 😉