Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year

May 2014 be for you what 2013 was for...

ARGO, Adele, Steven Soderbergh, THE COLBERT REPORT, Jeff Daniels, Daniel-Day Lewis, Big Papi, Big Little Town, Tracy Letts, AUBURN TIGERS, Michael Douglas, Mumford & Sons, Joe Torre, Ang Lee, PIPPIN, Jennifer Lawrence, Bruno Mars, SCANDAL, Fun, Judith Light, James Cromwell, Larry Allen, Tom Mison, BREAKING BAD, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce, Billy Porter, Eric Nadel, MODERN FAMILY, Taylor Swift, Kevin Spacey, Usher, Lupita Nyongo’o, David Fincher, MIAMI HEAT, Tessanne Chin, Miguel Cabrera, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Cris Carter, Kanye West, Andy Samberg, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Anna Gunn, Anne Hathaway, Annie Levine & Jonathan Emerson, LeBron James, Lorde, Netflix, LOUISVILLE CARDINALS, Tyson Apostol, Max Scherzer, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, The Black Keys, Kevin Burkhardt, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, THE VOICE, back up singers,Laura Linney, KINKY BOOTS, Rainbow Rowell, Superman, Andrew McCutchen, Jim Parsons, Carrie “Maria” Underwood, BALTIMORE RAVENS, Cicely Tyson, BOSTON RED SOX, Bill Parcells, Gail Mancuso, ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Merritt Wever, “Babel,” James Spader, Gotye, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Jay Z & Robinson Cano, Janis Ian, Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Fallon, Candice Glover, MATILDA: THE MUSICAL, Clayton Kershaw, Allison Janney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Adams, THE GOOD WIFE, Haim, Kate Atkinson, the other Ken Levine, and me for having readers like you.

Happy New Year!

9 comments:

Robin Raven said...

Happy New Year 2014! Thanks for sharing your awesome writing throughout the year.

benson said...

May we all have 17 seconds like the Chicago Blackhawks. And may the Blackhawks have another 17 seconds this year.

Thanks, Ken and happy new year to you and yours.

Pat Reeder said...

And a happy 2014 to you, too, Ken. But I wouldn't want a year like Miley Cyrus had. I'd catch cold from going around naked in public, and my tongue would dehydrate from hanging out of my mouth all the time.

Charles H. Bryan said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Ken . Thanks again so much for writing this blog. Let's hope 2014 makes us laugh.

Dale said...

Happy new year everyone.

VP81955 said...

Happy new year, Ken, with hopes Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals crack your list 12 months from now...even though by then, I hope to be living in Los Angeles.

Anthony Hopper said...

Happy New Year!

Dan from WNY said...

Ken - thank you - what an outstanding list!

VP81955 said...

One more thing I wish for in 2014: The return of the sitcom as water-cooler fodder, as must-see TV. Its place in pop culture has been usurped by dramas from Showtime, HBO, AMC, etc., and the critics on "Fresh Air" rarely, if ever, favorably review sitcom fare (might it be its "lowly" over-the-air network origins?). David Bianculli even praised the "Breaking Bad"/"Malcolm In The Middle" in-joke, even though it was a ripoff of Bob Newhart's first two sitcoms.)

Perhaps it's because we don't have a "Seinfeld" or "Frasier" out there, or that there simply are too darn many Chuck Lorre shows these days (although I've previously expressed my fondness for "Mom," where Anna Faris and Allison Janney rise above the material). Whatever, even though I think "The Cosby Show" is overrated in reviving the sitcom, we could use its equivalent these days. (Dear AMC: Come up with a sitcom that has snob appeal.)

Ken, your thoughts on the state of the sitcom at the start of 2014?