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10 TV/Movie Highlights of 2017

2017 has been a great year for TV and movies, but what are the best moments that stand out from the rest?

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There have been so many incredible moments this year, but I have cut it down to just 10 of the best. In no particular order, here are the best moments we have had the pleasure of witnessing on our TV screens, this year.

1. 'Stranger Things 2' - When Mrs. Wheeler Meets Billy

Probably my favourite scene from the second Stranger Things. Billy turns up at the Wheelers looking for his sister. As the audience knows, he really doesn't care about her but he's forced into finding her. When he shows up at the house, he sweet talks Will's mum and she falls for it. The best part, her husband is fast asleep on the sofa, not a clue what's happening under his nose. 

2. 'Mindhunter'

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Many magazines and newspapers, like Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue and The Guardian, are stating that Mindhunter is among the best TV shows of 2017 and I have to agree. This show makes it onto my list as a whole, not just a particular scene. Every aspect is meticulous, from the visuals to the character development. If you haven't seen this show yet, then you need to get on that and fast because you're missing a treat.

3. 'Thor: Ragnarok' - Korg

Thor: Ragnarok was undeniably a huge hit, definitely the best of the trilogy. Some even say it's the best Marvel film to date. Chris Hemsworth was great, as usual, but for me, Korg stole the show. Check out the clip above to see how cute he is. He's my favourite character from Thor now. He was voiced by Taika Waititi, the director of the film. I really hope we get to see him again in another Marvel film. I think him and Groot would get on really well.

4. What 'mother!' actually meant

Did you finish watching mother! and think what the hell was that? Are you wondering what it all means? Well, you've come to the right place. It's a tough film and if you manage to get through it all, then well done to you.

It's all about the bible. Darren Aronofsky uses biblical themes and transforms them into a film about a house and a couple. Picture the house and its grounds, as the Garden of Eden. Jennifer Lawrence's character is mother nature. Javier Bardem represents a form of God, as he is a poet, a creator. Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris represent Adam and Eve. 

Mind. Blown.

5. Richie's Dick Jokes In 'It'

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Finn Wolfhard, who plays beloved Will Wheeler in Stranger Things, starred as Richie Tozier in this year's adaptation of Stephen King's It. The best part about his character was his one-liners and quick comebacks, a lot of them sexual. Here are some of his best quotes:

"Wait, can only virgins see this stuff? Is that why I'm not seeing this shit?"
"How did I draw the short straw? You're lucky this wasn’t a dick measuring contest."
"I hear the list is longer than my wang."

6. Saying Goodbye to 'Orphan Black'

Probably one of the best TV shows to ever be made and yet it's so underrated. You wouldn't expect to find this on my list, with it being the highlights of 2017, but it was a lovely ending that complimented the show perfectly. It's one of the few shows that ends at the right time, instead of dragging it out for 10 seasons or more. It's an intellectual show with one of the best performances, by Tatiana Maslany, to ever feature on a TV show. She plays several different characters and she plays them so well that you know who's who. It was the perfect ending to what has been one of the best rides.

7. Sherlock's Sister Reveals Her True Identity in 'Sherlock'

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Probably the most shocking moment to come out of all four seasons of Sherlock was the reveal of Sherlock's sister. She played many different characters, so well in fact, that people failed to pick up on the fact that it was the same person. When she delivers the line to John, revealing who she really is, it's one of those moments where you have to peel your jaw up off the floor. 

8. 'Big Little Lies' - The Last 15 Minutes

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The last 15 minutes of Big Little Lies, in the season finale, is some of the finest pieces of work on television. Very few words are spoken and three burning questions are finally answered. Who was murdered? Who killed that person? And who is the man who brutally assaulted Jane Chapman and fathered her son, Ziggy? 

It's a great representation of strong independent women and the lengths they will go to, to protect their children. This is what happens when women stick together.

9. 'Logan' Saying Goodbye to Two Beloved Characters

Saying goodbye to any beloved character is difficult, but saying goodbye to two in one film is just evil and brutal. If you're wondering why this is on my list of highlights, it's because it is the end of two very famous characters and that should be celebrated. Their deaths were justified and complimented what the characters went through. It was the right time. The film is pure genius. 

10. Baby Groot Becomes a Teenager in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2'

Groot continued to melt our hearts in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, as a baby. However, a post-credits scene revealed Groot to be a teenager and he's your typical teenager. He's got a messy room and refuses to do as he is told. If he remains a teenager in the next Guardians installment then we could be in for a laugh.

It's been an entertaining, funny, emotional and shocking year for films and TV. Let's see what the new year has in store for us!

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