Fireside Friends 24 - Goodbye, 2016!

We made it past the flaming hellscape that is 2016, and onto what is looking to be an even greater hellscape that is 2017. Despite all of the negativity in the world, the Fireside Friends crew found time to sit down and reflect positively on the media that they enjoyed in 2016.

Note that most of our choices are ones that we have not talked about on the show before, as we thought it would be redundant to choose stuff that we have already talked about at length in previous episodes.

Also note that these are all things that we have enjoyed in 2016, and not necessarily what has been released in 2016.

Here is the list of our personal favorites, as listed in our Google Doc:

Ryan's Picks:


  • Pocket Card Jockey
  • Thumper
  • Firewatch
  • Galak-Z


  • The Lobster
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • The Nice Guys
  • Lemonade
  • Jet Li’s The One


  • Better Call Saul
  • Hannibal


  • Black Panther
  • Snotgirl
  • Jem & the Holograms
  • Paper Girls

Allen's Picks:


  • Abzu
  • Pokemon Moon


  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Zootopia


  • The Americans
  • Broad City
  • Steven Universe
  • Veep


  • Saga
  • Seeds

Kaity's Picks:


  • Skyrim Special Edition
  • Stellaris
  • Grim Dawn


  • Longmire
  • Stranger Things


  • Dragon Age: Magekiller
  • Radioactive Spider-Gwen


  • Magical Girl Raising Project
  • YURI!!! On Ice
  • Orange
  • Occultic;Nine
  • Shelter
  • She and Her Cat: Everything Flows

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