Best of 2015

By Kellie Groover

What were your favorites of 2015? Here's a list of (most of) our team's top picks from this year.


We are going with top movie or television series, album or song, book or podcast... or any other awesome thing we enjoyed in 2015. And maybe one thing we did not enjoy. Here we go!


TV Show: Daredevil
Movie: Inside Out
Book: Street Smarts, Norm Brodsky & Bo Burlingham
Album: Anomaly, Lecrae
Podcast: Art of Value
Quote: “Action expresses priorities.” - Mahatma Gandhi


TV Show: Sons of Anarchy (I know, late to the game)
Song: Everything is Awesome - Lego Movie
Film: Star Wars (haven't seen it yet. It still wins)
Book: I can't seem to get through a book
Playlist: Pink Floyd Station on Pandora
Podcast: The Dave Ramsey Show
Big Changes: I got married
Disliked: The customer service lady at AAA. Terrible.
Overall: Best year of my life. Really.


TV Show: The Man in the High Castle
Song: Night - by Ludovico Einaudi
Book: AHA - Kyle Idleman
Playlist: AyJay (one a buddy made for me)


TV Show: The Missing (BBC)
Song: Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Film: Meet the Patels, Spotlight (but the best is yet to come)
Book: Oyster, a Gastronomic History
Magazine: New York Magazine, always and forever
Playlist: Spotify's Discover Weekly
Podcast: Serial Season 1, Undisclosed
Big Changes: I got married, too!
Disliked: Generally speaking, Comcast, Roku, and the WilliamsSonoma Bridal Registry are #theworst and #suckhard.


TV: I watch 2 shows, Bob's Burgers and Jeopardy. I did see one episode of True Detective; I'd watch that again.
Movie: Interstellar. But maybe that was 2014?
Music: Echoes (Pink Floyd) station on Pandora for working
Book: The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
Podcast: RadioLab all the way. Hidden Brain is great, too.
Quote: "The great epochs of life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us." — Friedrich Nietzsche

Will Kes

TV Show: Arthur...
Movie: Black Mass / Interstellar
Disliked: COMCAST!


TV Show: Chef's Table
Book: Michael Bierut, How to use graphic design to sell things explain things make things look better make people laugh make people cry and every once in awhile change the world
Album: Yseult
Playlist: Discover Weekly by Spotify
Podcast: Radiolab & Design Matters
Guilty Pleasure: Justin Bieber's new album


Best Movie: The Force Awakens (even though it's not out yet)
Worst Movie: Fantastic 4
Best Show: The Walking Dead
Worst Show: House of Cards Season 3
Guilty Pleasure Show(s): The Flash, Suits
Album: Chvrches - Every Open Eye
Podcast: Design Details


Movie: Ant Man
Show: Fear the Walking Dead
Podcast: Reply All
Album: Ixora - Copeland
Big Changes: Baby Olive
Gif: alt text


TV Show: Bones
Movie: Inside Out
Book (read this year): The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Loved: Summer team retreat - canoeing! Fall team retreat - get air trampoline park!
Disliked: Winter, always.


TV Show: The Walking Dead #TeamGlenn or The Goldbergs…seriously, if you haven't watched, you're missing out.
Movie: We all know it will be The Force Awakens, but until then...Inside Out
Album: The Huey Lewis and The News Pandora Station we play on the Sonos in the office
Book / Podcast: I have a combined one here.. I really enjoyed The Customer Rules by Lee Cockerell, which lead to me to listening to his podcast Creating Disney Magic
Favorite Gif: alt text


TV Show: The Leftovers
Movie: The Force Awakens Trailer
Album: Tame Impala - Currents
Song: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA
Beer: Creature Comforts Tropicalia
Most Overrated: My Auburn Tigers football team. War Buzzard.


TV Show: Mind of a Chef
Album: Maserati, Rehumanizer
Book: Grain Brain, David Perlmutter, MD


TV Shows: Walking Dead and Scandal
Album: Whispers II - Passenger and 25 - Adele (sorry, not sorry)
Podcast: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso


Album: Chronicle by Lights and Motion
Song: Empty Threat by Chvrches
TV Show: The Blacklist
Movie: The Force Awakens (the hype is real)