Coherent Fangirl Reviews Awards 2014
Redg Camarse, Naida Cruz, Josef Gacutan, and Randolph Pontillas
2014 has been considerably a quiet year for our blog but we assure you that we’re fangirling like we’re sixteen year olds with a gross amount of free time.
This year’s been a pretty busy year for us and we apologize if we’ve only released eight entries for 2014. Wow, only eight entries?! But we’ve watched so much!!!!
No worries, we’ll make it up to you with our extremely long but very worth reading year-end post. Presenting, the Coherent Fangirl Reviews 2014 Awards!!
Best Collaboration in a Song and/or Music Video
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande in Bang Bang
WHOEVER HASN’T SANG OR DANCED TO BANG BANG THIS 2014 HAS SOME SERIOUS STICK UP IN THEIR ASS. Although the video could’ve been better; I was expecting more Jessie J/Nicki/Ariana interaction. Still, the start of the track just gets your blood pumping and who on earth has the willpower to not belt out Ariana’s first line after googling the exact words?????
Best Awards Show Performance
Beyonce in MTV’s Video Music Awards
UM?????????? I think this Buzzfeed article summarizes all of our feelings and reactions over this very perfect performance. If you’re not a fan of the Queen Bey and you’re not won over by this great form of art YOU BETTER CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BECAUSE YOUR SENSES ARE SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP. The video of the performance is in the link so you better watch it before you’re too late and watch it in 2015 and everybody’s gon be like, “WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN FOO?!”
Most Influential Album
Taylor Swift’s 1989
Well, for obvious reasons.
Best SHET SIGE PATAYIN MO NALANG AKO WITH FEELINGS Album
The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj
This album is wonderful!! Although as a whole, it’s not as catchy as Pink Friday or Roman Reloaded – this is definitely my favorite Nicki Minaj album because NICKI JUST BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND OF 12 YEARS AT PUTANGINA GUYS FEELING KO AKO YUNG NAKIPAGBREAK ANG SAKIT SAKIT NG ALBUM NA TO!!!!
The songs off of The Pinkprint are raw and real, I feel like I know Nicki on a personal level now. I hope she is okay! Girl kaya mo yan mahal ka namin!!!!!!! Listen to Bed of Lies I DARE YOU NOT TO FEEL ANYTHING.
Best WHOA THIS IS AMAZING I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS AT ALL Album
Sucker by Charli XCX
Arguably one of the best albums of the year! Heart eyes emoji all around!!! I only knew Charli XCX as featured artist in Iggy’s Fancy. I watched her Saturday Night Live musical guesting (host: Martin Freeman!!!) and OH MY GOD THIS GIRL IS AMAZING LIVE!!! I downloaded Sucker and holy shit EVERY TRACK IS AMAZING!!!!!!! The whole album feels like it’s from another decade and I just love it so much and I am excited for Charli XCX’s future!
Best Rap (Hip hop? please correct me) Newcomer Award
Honestly, who hasn’t heard of Fancy? WAG KANG MASINUNGALING!!!!!!!!!
Iggy is neck and neck with Nicki in my heart. The New Classic is amazing for a debut album and she’s collaborated with so many artists (One less one less problem????) and although I KNOW IGGY HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MANY CONTROVERSIES, 2014 is still a pretty good year because GUYS ANO BA NATALO NIYA SI EMINEM?????????
Best in Effort
I love you you’re so pretty and you’re a great actress pero tangina talaga ng kanta mo eh. But you tried, and that’s what matters? I guess?????
TV and Movies
Most Tragic TV Death
Lance Sweets (Bones)
There are character deaths that you just want to rant it out and let it out of your system, and this particular one was that after which, there’s just… silence. As a viewer, there was no cathartic release, no name to blame, no character to shout at, just that reality that he’s dead and you can’t really do anything about it. Simply put, IT WAS JUST SO DAMN SAD.
Not just any main character though, but a character who had his life ahead of him. Sweets slithered in our hearts, the same way he somehow managed to become an irreplaceable part of the team. We watched him grow up from this annoying little brother who only wanted to join the fun. His heart was pure of kindness, the one who was always shrugged off initially but did his all to help the team.
You thought this once poor abused child, would eventually get his happy ending; that maybe his story would come full circle. He would have been a great father you know. He was about to have a son! *sigh* He just wanted to have a family.
WHO FUCKING KILLS OFF MAIN CHARACTERS IN A SEASON PREMIERE???!
It was fast, poignant, and came out of nowhere. It’s like… like floating in a pool relaxing and then a 300lb man cannonballs on top of you and then you’re drowning. And there’s this spire to puncture your spine. And it was the Arctic Ocean all of a sudden. And you’re just there whispering silently to yourself… what the fuck?
As much as the show did his character justice, there will always be this void. He was someone you never really thought you needed then grew to love immensely; only for him to be ripped from you. The show also took time to tear our hearts then crush it. It wasn’t enough that we saw the life out of him we just had to see the team examine his body to solve his murder.
As we end our 2014 with a tinge more trust issues. Let us remember the last words of the late Dr. Lance Sweets:
“The world is a lot better than you think it is.”
Best Movie Na Hindi Mo Inexpect
Big Hero 6
At face value, Big Hero 6 looks like a fun movie to watch, with awesome graphics and the kind of premise that you assume you’d end up laughing through it without really using your head much. WRONG.
As cliché as it may sound, Big Hero 6 is an emotional roller coaster. When we watched this movie, you could easily spot us as the girls ugly crying as there is children’s laughter in the background.
You know THAT end scene which was so fast that it punctured your heart but also treated your wounds with lightning speed that your sobs hold no place in its beautiful ending? It was so crazy that here it was in front of our faces, the closure that we wanted; but we were still too moved by the dramatic parting that we were still crying even though everything was okay.
It was kind of a modern Lilo and Stitch in its deep portrayal of family, only with a different Ohana, more nerd talk and science, plus it was meta as hell. It showed this realistic portrayal of grief; (which you too needed as you watched the movie) and it showed that being smart is cool.
As a 20-something “adult”, I appreciate it for its realness, of the simple execution that made Tadashi’s story have this place in my heart. For children, I think it means much more, I’m glad that little boys and girls would watch this and believe that they too can make wondrous things with their intelligence.
TV Shows Too Good To Stay Down
Veronica Mars and Community
2014 is a great year for amazing TV shows that got cut due to low ratings. Community might just reach their forecasted six seasons and a movie since Yahoo! has saved them from TV death on June 2014. Community’s 13-episode sixth season will start streaming on Yahoo! by early 2015.
On the other hand, Veronica Mars was resurrected in the big screen after fans pooled their money and raised $5,702,153. The movie was everything I could ever dreamed of a Veronica Mars film. Mystery, murder, and tragic love stories. Now where do I wire transfer my life savings for the movie where Veronica and Logan get married?
MOST UNFORTUNATE CHARACTER OF 2014 (or ever)
Edith Crawley from Downton Abbey.
Note: Spoilers ahead regarding Edith’s storyline (but who cares, really?)
It’s like nobody from the 1900s wanted Edith to have happiness.
– Found true love who then disappeared and died mysteriously. Check.
– Got pregnant from said true love. Check.
– Gave up baby, Marigold (a flower that means, according to Bones, pain and suffering), to a local family in Downton only to painfully pine for her from a distance. Check.
I feel so bad for her that every time Lady Mary says something awful towards her I can’t help but yell out OY GRABE NAMAN LADY MARY LUBAYAN MO NA SI EDITH. #class
Carson and Mrs. Hughes from Downton Abbey
Old people in love is the cutest and most heart wrenching (in a good way.) I couldn’t believe it when Carson finally professed his intentions for Mrs. Hughes. I thought it would never happen, you know, one of those ‘let’s just leave enough hints to keep the audience on their toes’ but it DID HAPPEN. I love you, Julian Fellowes!!!!!!
Best Most Interesting Talented New Actress Who Can Sing and Dance and Has A Fairly Nice Instagram Grid
HUHU GIRL HINDI KA BUDGET KATHRYN DONT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Extremely proud of her sobrang bilis ng pagsikat niya, can you believe Diary ng Panget was released only nine months ago? Also: She can sing and dance (Para-paraan is one of my 2014 favorites) and I know her star is only going to burn brighter this 2015!!!!!!!!
LOVETEAM OF THE YEAR
JADINE (James Reid/Nadine Lustre)
Calm down, KathNiel fans (and idk, accept defeat siguro ganyan.)
Diary ng Panget gave birth to JaDine. To people who don’t know what or haven’t watched Diary ng Panget yet: Weh? Magt-2015 na di mo pa din alam Diary ng Panget?
James Reid was a pretty popular name since his Pinoy Big Brother win but let’s admit it, Nadine Lustre was a nobody even though she appeared in various sitcoms in TV5 (sino ba naman kasing nanonood ng TV5). The movie catapulted them into instant movies stars; Diary ng Panget was a huge hit (earning around 15 million on its first day) which made movie adaptations of Wattpad novels a thing.
Then came She’s Dating the Gangster. Don’t get me wrong, I /loved/ it okay pero why would Star Cinema invest on such a project tapos KathNie lpa ‘yung sinabak? KASI JADINE WAS CLEARLY A THREAT TO KATHNIEL (wala lang gusto ko lang i-point out). Also, JaDine used to be a freelance loveteam pero ABS-CBN made a move to make them stars of the network. SIGURO NAMAN MALINAW NA SA INYONG THREAT SILA RIGHT.
2 movies, a mini-series, numerous magazine covers, features, and product endorsements, several songs (which were clearly huge hits)? Let’s be real – JaDine owned this year (and sana forever).
P.S.: mas maganda talaga Instagram feed ni Nadine kesa kay Kath.
BEST SHIRTLESS MAN IN A MOVIE
James Reid from Diary ng Panget
So there! Hope you enjoyed our last entry for 2014! Drop us a line on what TV show, movie or song made a mark on you in the past year! We’d love to hear about it!