When you think sci-fi, you think metal. You think space. You think speed, technology, lasers, and everything mechanical. You don’t think trees. You don’t think grass, rivers, or flowers. And yet, the crossovers between nature and sci-fi are everywhere, which is especially evident in this beautiful new art show.
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Although there wasn’t much in the way of genre fiction in this year’s nominees in the first place—especially after Game of Thrones, a typical stalwart of the last decade or so of Globes nominations, was left almost entirely absent for its final season. But even then, the night was incredibly quiet, save for a little solace from the clown prince of crime himself.
While 2019 was filled with all sorts of content—television, movies, comic books, video games—that kept us busy, there were a lot of major franchises meant to wrap up some pretty epic stories this year. Did they all succeed in telling emotional tales that resonated with the fans who’ve been along with them for the long ride? Your mileage may vary; here’s what Gizmodo thinks.
Game of Thrones’ final season was kind of a mess. There may have been a few standout moments, but it mostly fell flat with disappointing stories, bizarre character turns that weren’t supported by previous seasons, and the most expensive battle scene of all time...that no one at home could actually see.
The year 2019 was a lot. We got the end of not one, not two, but three of the biggest franchises of all time: Avengers: Endgame closed out another chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars concluded the Skywalker saga with mixed results, and the series finale of Game of Thrones left a lasting impression, for better or worse. We wrote about a lot of stuff this year, but also told stories through some pretty cool videos.
The OA isn’t the latest Netflix series to get the ax, but it might be the most talked about. The sci-fi series has grown a revival campaign akin to something like #SaveTheExpanse (which did end up saving The Expanse). But some fans still wonder why Netflix killed off the show in the first place. According to star Jason Isaacs, it wasn’t viewership numbers, it was something else.
We may have already celebrated our favourite shows of the year, but that doesn’t mean we’re done looking back on 2019's TV. In a year packed with an extraordinary amount of TV, there were moments that had us broken-hearted, laughing our heads off, or pumping our fists and cheering—and there were moments that had us doing those for less joyful reasons. Here are some our faves...and not-so-faves.
This year saw some of the biggest endings in movie and television history. In Avengers: Endgame, a few brave souls sacrificed themselves to save the universe and Game of Thrones finally put someone on the Iron Throne...and a lot of people in their graves. There are a lot of characters to grieve over, and we’re here to sing their swan songs.
Spoiler alert: We all love spoilers. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we all want them, of course—there are as many people who fervently avoid details about upcoming stories as there are people who hunt them down to learn beforehand. But as the 2010s come to a close, the way we talk about spoilers with each other has changed dramatically—and not necessarily for the best.
The war for Westeros has been won, and regardless of how you feel about how it all played out, Game of Thrones is over. If you want to reminisce about the show without spending a gabillion hours doing a rewatch, Gizmodo has an exclusive look inside a gorgeous new book that will let you do just that.