It’s that time of year when everyone and their uncle is doing their best of lists. Best movie of 2007, best television show, cutest couple (really, it’s on People.com) and so on. This obviously is a very personal choice as different as we all are and should be. While I’ve read and watched a lot and enjoyed much…there can be only one. And with that said, here’s my favorites:
Best Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I went through 7 book years with the Hogswarts gang and would gladly do it again and again. Plus there is the advantage of sharing it with my children and grandchildren. That can’t be said of many books.
Best Movie: Enchanted. Hands down the one movie that made me feel so good I was humming for days until Andrew bought me the sound track. I can’t wait for the movie on dvd and I would happily give this as a gift to any age.
Best new TV show: Pushing Daisies. This delightful, quirky show, with the very unusual premise, is done in bright colors, has a mystery to solve every week, lovable characters and is narrated by the talented Jim Dale (who voices all the Harry Potter audio books).
Best old TV show: The Amazing Race. A reality show that doesn’t lock people together just to watch them tear each other apart. This smart, fast paced program makes people use their wits to travel from point A to point B while giving them unusual tasks to perform. The highlight was when the grandfather/grandson team had to pole vault across a muddy stream and the grandpa fell in. Undaunted, he stripped off the heavy muddy clothes, only to reveal black speedos. The grandson: "Whoa…grandpa." Whoa indeed.
Best actor: Johnny Depp. While I didn’t care for the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Johnny’s performance was stellar. Only he could pull off making a goofy, dirty, slimy pirate seem sexy.
Best actress: America Ferrera. Ugly Betty proved that beauty comes from within. Her postive, can-do attitude and glaring braces smile came through despite a challenging job at a fashion magazine, a deported father, a boyfriend who will be leaving in a few months because he got another woman pregnant, and a teenaged nephew who is extremely comfortable belting out a tune from Hairspray on the subway. You gotta love it!!
Now that I’ve made my personal preference known, your turn to do the same. There are no right or wrong answers, just your favs for 2007.
Bottom line: Most bizarre quote of 2007 comes from Drew Peterson about his wife – "I bought her a Glock for Valentine’s (Day) — because nothing says I love you like a Glock.