Here are our worst Pop Culture moments of 2018:
When The Haunting of Hill House Stopped Being Spooky and Started Getting Real
It’s Halloween! Time for creepy, crawly, scary movies and series! How perfect, Netflix releases The Haunting of Hill House! I’ll sit down and do a nice Halloween binge on something scary. – Me before watching Haunting of Hill House
*Sobbing uncontrollably making weird noises* – Me after watching Haunting of Hill House
DAMMIT NETFLIX. I JUST WANTED TO HAVE A NICE SPOOKY TIME BEFORE HALLOWEEN. NOT COME TO TERMS WITH A FAMILY’S EMOTIONAL TRAUMAS AND DEEP SEATED FEARS. GOOD LORD. They need to put a disclaimer on this show that says “Warning, will make you feel things that your cold dead heart is not prepared for”.
The Americans Series Finale
This show was amazing, and now it’s gone. Stakes! Angst! Betrayal! The Americans was the best show on television for acting, writing, and directing. Keri Russell deserves an Emmy simply for what she could do with the “rage vein” on her forehead. The show’s set design and mood department (every show needs one) always made me believe it was the mid 80s, and the music selections had purpose beyond “hey, this is a good Fleetwood Mac song so let’s use it.”
As the finale played, out, I had no idea what was going to happen or what I WANTED to happen. Will the Jennings make it back to the Soviet Union? Will Pastor Tim rat them out? Is Stan’s lady a spy, too? It was perfect with multiple, ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod moments. From the scene in the garage with Stan to the train platform, my heart was in my butt (your heart my go to your throat, but mine goes to my butt). I will miss this show so hard.
Avenger’s Infinity War
Remember when we were all young and innocent and went into Infinity War thinking we’d come out the other side OK? That we’d get non-stop funny one-liners like this:
But instead, we got this:
Yeah, me too. This movie hurt. It hurt because so many people died. Like, half of everyone. It was brutal. In a world where we see over the top violence in just about everything else, seeing our beloved characters fade away into dust, was hard. And then knowing we had sooooo long to wait for the next Avenger’s to figure out how they were going to make it all better…the worst.
New Girl’s Way Too Short Series Finale
Just like Amy, I ,too, am mourning the loss of my favorite tv show. After seven seasons, dozens of douchebag jar jokes, and one amazing cameo by Prince – New Girl said goodbye to us all. I know, I know. I already lamented over the series finale, but guess what. I am not over it. Yes, Jess and Nick finally got married. Sure, Cece and Schmidt created another caramel miracle. Winston became a father but never fully completed a puzzle. My problem is that we needed more. The final season was only eight episodes – clearly not enough to have closure – and while we did get to witness some adorkable moments, there were some episodes that just left us feeling…meh. Did we really need a whole episode of Ruth Schmidt getting into preschool?
So why the short season? Apparently, show runner Liz Meriwether made a deal with
the devil Fox Broadcasting: don’t cancel the show but give them a final season with only a few episodes. Remember, this is the same network who thought cancelling Brooklyn Nine-Nine and picking up Last Man Standing were brilliant ideas. No to all of it.
Luckily for us, New Girl lives on in Netflix heaven, and I plan on binging it on days that only end in “y.”
Bekah getting spoiled over the New Girl Finale
Well, I just edited this post and therefore read Julie’s paragraph about the new girl finale and got TOTALLY SPOILED. This was the worst moment of 2018. Hands Down.
Lack of Aaron Tveit
A quick count shows 3 Aaron Tveit mentions on TN in 2018. THREE. That is approximately 22 less than there should have been at this point in a year.
We can only blame Graceland, the worst TV show of all time, to have made 2018 this terrible and stunt Aaron’s career.
Sure, Aaron Tveit is going to be starring in the Broadway adaptation of Moulin Rouge, but that is not until JUNE of 2019.
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but 2018 has SORELY been lacking in Aaron territory.
At this point in the year, we should have a new favorite YouTube video of Aaron singing, a rumor of an Instagram girlfriend for us to stalk, and at least ONE movie sighting where he played “the hot friend” of the lead character or “The guy the girl sleeps with before finding the one,” but 2018 FAILED.
Guess we have to listen to “Run away with me” again on repeat. Thanks, 2018.
The Twilight 10th Anniversary Covers
When Lionsgate announced it would be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Twilight in theaters with something special, we all got very exited… what could it be? Announcement of a reboot? Special feature released online? More Twilight merch back in stores? Nope, negative ghost rider, it was the release of new covers on dvd’s we all already owned. Sure, there was a 4k edition, and a very good featurette but that was it. And the covers left every Twilight fan, wondering who the heck had be hired to create these printed tragedies. Let me just say, he’s NOT a Twilight fan (read it all here). The only major plus about their 10th Anniversary was Twilight being back in theaters for a few special screenings. Nothing says reminiscing about Twilight like darkened theaters with friends, popcorn, and a lot of Edward and Bella.