THE KRIEGER LIST: I ON THE ARTS' TOP 2019

Hello everyone! It's time for my list of things I liked from the year 2019 (or at least that I enjoying consuming in 2019 that were from previous years)! (Hyperlinks mean I wrote about it, unless it's in the "Article" section!)
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Favorite Television Show: 
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Runner-Up:
The Society (Netflix)
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):
Derry Girls season 2 (Netflix)
Fruits Basket reboot (TV Tokyo/Funimation)
Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)
Sex Education (Netflix)
Succession season 2 (HBO)

Notable Television Shows I Watched in 2019 For the First Time (in alphabetical order):
Big Mouth (Netflix) (2017-)
Derry Girls season 1 (Netflix) (2018)
Game of Thrones seasons 1-5 (HBO) (2011-2015)
You (Lifetime/Netflix) (2018-)

Biggest Television Letdown:
His Dark Materials (HBO) (2019)

Favorite Movie:
Booksmart, dir. Olivia Wilde
Knives Out, dir. Rian Johnson
Runner-Up:
Parasite, dir. Bong Joon-ho

Honorable Mentions:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, dir. Marielle Heller
Little Women, dir. Greta Gerwig
Ruben Brandt, Collector, dir. Milorad Krstić
The Art of Self-Defense, dir. Riley Stearns
The Farewell, dir. Lulu Wang

Notable Movies I Saw in 2019 For the First Time:
Never Look Away, dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (2018)
Rear Window, dir. Alfred Hitchcock (1954)
Roma, dir. Alfonso Cuarón (2018)

Movie That I Saw But Can't Decide Whether It's Actually Good, Bad, or Just Weird:
Under the Silver Lake, dir. David Robert Mitchell (2019)

Biggest Movie Letdown:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, dir. J.J. Abrams

Favorite Book:
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Notable Books I Read in 2019 For the First Time:
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis (1990) (in-progress)
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs (1961)
The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist by Christopher Howard (2018)
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (2006)
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein (2007)
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (2015)
Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man by Alexis L. Boylan (2017)
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (2018)

Favorite Performances:
Billie Lourd, Booksmart
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Emma Thompson, Late Night (dir. Nisha Ganatra, 2019)
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Haley Lu Richardson, The Chaperone
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Kristine Froseth, Kathryn Newton, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, The Society 
Park So-dam, Parasite
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Notable Performances I Saw in 2019 For the First Time:
Julian Atocani Sanchez, A Boy Called Sailboat (dir. Cameron Nugent, 2018)
Robin Lord Taylor, Gotham season 1 (2014-15)

Favorite Exhibitions/Art Experiences:
Long Light: Photographs by David Lebe, Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 9, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Contemporary Photography Exhibition VIII, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, April 11 – May 18, 2019
118th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, May 10, 2019–June 2, 2019
Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, June 9-November 10, 2019
Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, July 2–October 6, 2019
Narrative Painting in Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, July 20 - August 31, 2019
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, September 6 - December 9, 2019
What is Manga? Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan
The Wedding Cake House, Providence, RI

Favorite Nonfiction Articles:
Notable Nonfiction Articles I Read in 2019 For the First Time:
Favorite Music From Either 2019 or that I Heard in 2019 for the First Time, in no particular order:
Oklahoma! (2019 Broadway Cast Recording)
Patrick Vaill, "Lonely Room," from Oklahoma! (2019 Broadway Cast Recording)
King Princess, "1950," (2018)
Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk (Original Motion Picture Score) (2018)
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (1977)
BØRNS, Blue Madonna (2018)
BØRNS, "Man," from Blue Madonna
Pictures at an Exhibition (Leopold Stokowski orchestration)
Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"

And for the first time: Everything I Wrote That Was Published in 2019, in chronological order (* means it's one of my personal favorites):

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