2015 Top 5.

TV shows

Tusen år till julafton | 1864 | The Affair | Mad Men | Det är inte så dumt att bli gammal

This feels like the most random mix - one Swedish Advent calendar mini series, two American TV shows, one Danish mini series and a Swedish (mini) documentary series. But, as I looked through my life lately entries from 2015 these are the shows that stood out. Mad Men (which I will miss dearly) and The Affair were entertaining and Tusen år till julafton super cute while 1864 and Det är inte så dumt att bli gammal had the most lasting impact on me, on a deeper level.


Far from the Madding Crowd | Little Boy | Still Alice | Testament of Youth | The Theory of Everything

I feel like 2015 had more good quality films than previous years so it was quite difficult to pick a top 5 (I know some of these came out in 2014 but I didn't watch them until 2015 so I'm including them here). Honorable mentions would be Everest and The Imitation Game.


Little Bee | The Opposite of Loneliness | Sarah's Key | Shifting Colours | We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Out of the 12 books I read this year these were the ones I enjoyed the most. I don't necessarily think any of these would make it to my all-time favourites, but they were definitely worth reading and opened my eyes to certain issues I didn't know much about before. I wasn't very intentional about picking these books but realize now that it's easy to detect a common theme of injustice and prejudice in them, with the exception of The Opposite of Loneliness. Quite fitting for a year like 2015, as it turned out.

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