Things that mattered in 2016

2016 has personally been a challenging year for me, and that's why i haven't updated the blog as much as i would have liked, but lately i've been posting more and more. Anyway, let's begin with everything i've loved this year!

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First things first, maybe the collection hasn't been my favorite but the runway show for the Fendi Couture Fall 2016 at the Fontana de Trevi was something astonishing and beautiful. Check the collection here.


I know many will include 'Elle' on their best of the year lists but even though i liked it, it didn't quite fascinate me like it happened to everybody else. But here there are the ones that i really loved.

Mustang - This was a marvellous movie and it deserved to be on my #1. I didn't expect it to be so good and it excelled my expectations after all those 'The Virgin Suicides' comparisons and the subplot that the film delicately shows it's heartbreaking. An instant favorite film of mine.

The Neon Demon - One of the weirdest movies you will ever see, the Nicholas Winding Refn movie is a visual and visceral trip to the sordid and superficial modelling world, with an ending you can never forget. It might be included in some of the Worst Movie of the Year lists but definitely is one of the films of the year for me. You either love it or you hate it and the more they hate it the more i love it.

Youth - After 'La Grande Bellezza' Paolo Sorrentino won my heart and with this movie it only made it more clear that he's a director to follow (i bet he already was to many but i was late to realize that). This movie reflects on the passing of time and the importance it has on society and art nowadays and Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel are splendid on it. Must watch.

Nocturnal Animals - Tom Ford's most visceral film shows that he's another director that matters and that we have to keep a close eye on him. I recently talked about the movie so i can't say anything more about it than to go watch it. Now.

Tangerine - Sometimes i watch movies because i see stuff posted on tumblr and i'm so glad i watched this. It follows a long day in the life of two trans ladies and it's a funny ride but sad at times. The dialoges and situations are gold and the feeling of freshness and ordinary life are present the whole entire movie. I really recommend it.

Julieta - I went to see this movie with my mom and it's the type of film you have to go watch with your mom. I didn't really expect much from it but the story slowly embraces you reminding you of all those good old Almodóvar stories that you love so much. Since 'Broken Embraces' (Los abrazos rotos) that i didn't like an Almodóvar film this much, and even more because 'Julieta' is so much better.

TV Shows

When it comes to tv shows, it's been a really good year. Starting with 'Girls' with season 5 being one of the best seasons the show had, preparing us to bid farewell to our girls next year with season 6. Another favorite of mine that has been great has been 'Game of Thrones's season 6 that has been a complete rollercoaster of emotions. From the Jon Snow storyline, to Sansa, to Hodor and Cersei, everything was over the edge and also preparing us for an unexpected ending coming soon that will be completely stellar, i bet (i still have to make the Best scenes and moments from S6 but will do before the new season begins). 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' surprised us all with season 6 and delivered one of its best season in years. And 'The X Files' was back with season 10 being surprisingly good and leaving a door open for another new season.

This year we said farewell to 'Looking' and thankfully we could all have some closure with the really great and touching movie that HBO made for all us viewers, because such an emotional show needed to have an ending. Another show that ended this year was 'Awkward' that used to be so good but it needed to end already, though i always watched it no matter what. And a really similar show, 'Faking It', was cancelled and therefore it didn't have an ending which was totally lame despite the show being ok. They could have done a mini season and give it an end. Another show that was unfairly cancelled was 'Vis a Vis', the Spanish version of 'Orange is the New Black' that turned out to be better than the original show. It was such a shame that it didn't have an ending when the story and the cast were amazing. I'm still heartbroken about it. About 'OITNB', season 4 was not bad but it wasn't as good as the amazing season 3 was. Contrary to 'UnReal' which second season started kinda low but it ended so good that i can't wait for more.

Other shows that are still on are 'Grey's Anatomy' that somehow keeps me interested no matter what, 'Scream Queens' that is not as great as the perfect first season was but has episodes close to it, and 'Younger' that remains being my good feeling show. And i'm a little behind on 'Divorce' but i'm loving the Sarah Jessica Parker show so far.

As for new shows i watched this year, i finally managed to finish watching 'Jessica Jones' season 1 and i'm glad i did because it got really good towards the end. I also watched Judd Apatow's 'Love' and it was ok but nothing as great as everyone else was saying. Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson' was an amazing series with amazing performances to watch with the supreme Sarah Paulson giving one of her best performances ever. And i binge-watched 'Black Mirror' and it was all worth it. I also watched all five seasons of 'Friday Night Lights' and i actually liked the show better than i originally expected, while Woody Allen's 'Crisis in Six Scenes' was kinda disappointing. And last but not least, 'Stranger Things' was an absolute trip to nostalgia and i adored it while Paolo Sorrentino's 'The Young Pope' became my fave tv show of the year.

I also have to mention two amazing, mesmerizing and heartbreaking docu-series that i watched this year, 'Making a Murderer' and 'The Jinx' that are both equally good and seriously, amazing.


When it comes to music i have to say that i haven't been in the mood to really listen to new stuff but even though i have to admit Beyonce's 'Lemonade' was not bad, i've listened to these albums above way more, and when it comes to songs, here's my top 10 (i'm aware that there's one hat's not new but i've discovered it this year):

1. Kanye West - Waves

2. Grimes - Kill V. Maim

3. Nada - Senza un Perchè

4. Flume feat. Kai - Never Be Like You

5. Kanye West - Fade

6. Rihanna - Kiss It Better

7. Wildes - Bare

8. Elderbrook - How Many Times (andhim remix)

9. Garbage - Even Though our Love is Doomed

10. All Saints - One Woman Man

Most popular entries of the year:
1. 'Julieta' de Pedro Almodóvar
2. 'The Young Pope' soundtrack
3. The girls of 'Mustang'
4. Top 10 Favorite TV Female Characters
5. 'Mustang' (2015)

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