December has officially begun! The year is almost over! And that means we should talk about and celebrate the good things that happened this year as we get ready to stab 2016 in the chest and bury it deep in the ground and never speak of it again!

We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest: the last album by A Tribe Called Quest, and it’s just… it’s good and you can dance to it and you’ll feel good and also sad but ultimately hopeful. I just love it.

The Nice Guys: Shane Black wrote and directed a funny, tightly-paced 70’s detective story and Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling just sell the shit out of it. If this movie was just Ryan Gosling pratfalling for an hour, I still would have loved it, but everything around the pratfalls makes me love it more.

Better Call Saul Season 2: it feels like it was SO long ago since I watched this season, but it was just at the beginning of this year. A prequel to Breaking Bad that lives up to those lofty expectations and manages to find so much fun and drama and pathos in the origins of Saul Goodman, who will eventually become a slimy criminal lawyer but that expectation is actually heartbreaking and exciting at the same time. It’s complex, well crafted, and just about the best.