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Like Jonas on "Dark," take a deep dive into Eclectic Pop's past with an assortment of TV reviews. Click on the pic to travel through the wormhole! *Plus, social media links below* (;

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Best Music of 2013


Best Party Song: “22” by Taylor Swift: Swift’s energetic single, describes partying with friends without bragging about excessively, high-risk behavior. Imagine that? Swift proved you can get the party started, without blaring on about decadence. 

Best Whimsical Album: “Quite Frankly” by Nina Baker: “Baker redolently captures the style of 90’s pop, with its spirited navigation of life’s central themes, by crafting a record that doesn’t stay complacent in its study of one particular element.” Read the full review here

Best And Worst Movies of 2013

Best Indie: “The Spectacular Now”: James Ponsoldt’s tender teen romance is not only a love story, it's a meditation on adolescence, devoid of formulaic platitudes. Even the supposed foundation of the story, the bad boy/good girl relationship, sidesteps cliché. This film masterfully captures the glimmer of time as high school ends and the crushing pressures of life’s waves; force even the most confused of souls into a life direction.

The character of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is someone that resonates because he is someone a lot of us have met or known to some extent. He’s relatable and his trajectory is one that spurs people to feel an intervening interest. While, the film offers no easy, Hollywood fix to his problems, it does, leave us with hope he might be on his way to discovering the tools.

Best And Worst Television of 2013

Best New Show of the (2012-2013) Season: Bates Motel: Engrossing at every turn, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin’s eerie mystery series, is anchored by flawed protagonists that are easy to root for and sublimely original. Dark and twisty, it’s a tale we know the ending to and still can’t help trying to figure out, anyway. "Bates" premiered at a time, where the debate on mental illness was launched into the national spotlight and what it has to say, is crucial and socially relevant, now more than ever.