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.

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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!

Erik

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


Bill

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 canât 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.


Alicja

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)
Podcast: Life.church


Summer

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: Spotifyâs 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.


Shub

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!


Sam

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


Alex

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


Wilyo

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


Charisse

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.


Kellie

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


Chase

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.


Steven

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


Lauren

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


Joshua

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