my favorite tv and games of 2023
One of the coolest and best animated sci-fi ever.
The Bear (Season 2)
Each episode was as tense and true as the last.
Wow, what a fucking trip.
Absurd, but the real treat is Ronald.
Reminiscent of a lot of my church days.
Blue Eye Samurai
This is the year for western animation. So cool.
Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake
A poignant continuation of one of my favorite shows.
Baldur’s Gate 3
Look, it’s obvious this is an incredible game with so much detail and weird little pieces that I could probably play different ways for years. So good.
Ditto. Custom building? Flying around on a little hover bike? The joy of exploration? Yep.
Scratched my RTS itch with short playthroughs and fun stages.
It’s not technically out yet but it’s awesome. Old-school RPG joy.
Alan Wake 2
The closest you can get to playing a David Lynch film.
Chants of Senarr
I got stuck on a few puzzles for a while, but broadly it was something I couldn’t put down. I beat it at 5am on morning after an 11 hour play through and that was a day well-spent.
Another game I actually beat this year. Charming and weird.