First Annual T.O.Y (Television Of The Year) Awards – Part 1 (Plus June Monthly Snapshot)

Monthly Snapshot is a series of posts written for my sister Natalie and my brother Michael, who are currently on multi-month missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and for anyone else away from regular news sources. This is a quick snap-shot of current events and culture to give them an idea of everything that has gone on while they are out and about.

Current Events

June 5, 2014 – Another shooting, this time in Washington at Seattle Pacific University.  While there was one person killed and three injured, several students were able to subdue the shooter while he was reloading his shotgun, preventing further injury.

US Army Soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdah is freed after five years of  being a P.O.W. in a Taliban prison in Afghanistan. The U.S. traded five detainees from Guantanamo to free him, creating questions of the negotiation. There are also questions of whether Sgt. Bergdah was attempting to desert when he was captured.

Syria and Ukraine are still in turmoil, and now a small group of dissidents in Iraq are rioting against the government. I am sure we will find peace at some time.


Top 7 Movies For June (Not in Order)

  1. X-Men: Days Of Future Past
  2. Transformers 4: Robot Dinosaur (I know that’s not the title, but it is the selling point)
  3. Maleficent
  4. 22 Jump Street
  5. How To Train Your Dragon 2
  6. The Fault In Our Stars
  7. Edge Of Tomorrow


Top Ten Singles

  1. Fancy by Iggy Azalea featuring Charlie XCX (Last month #1)
  2. Problem by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea (Last month #2)
  3. Rude by Magic!
  4. Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz (Last month #8)
  5. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
  6. Wiggle by Jason Derulo featuring Snoop Dogg (Last month #10)
  7. All of Me by John Legend (Last month #3)
  8. Summer by Calvin Harris
  9. Turn Down For What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon (Last month #7)
    1. Happy by Pharrell (Last month #4)


Top 10 Television Shows

2 NCIS CBS 5.2 7,818
4 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 6/22(S) NBC 4.7 8,120
5 60 MINUTES CBS 4.4 6,719
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS 4.2 6,193
9 NIGHT SHIFT NBC 4.1 6,250
10 DATELINE FRI NBC 4.1 6,021

12 thoughts on “First Annual T.O.Y (Television Of The Year) Awards – Part 1 (Plus June Monthly Snapshot)

  1. Man, I’ve been putting off watching Agents of Shield for a while now.I have so much to catch up on. Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist all look great. Like I said, I have so much to watch over the summer holidays!

    • There seems a dearth of good television this summer, which, hopefully, will give you a chance to catch up. Judging from your blog, I think you’d enjoy Sleepy Hollow the most – given, they have more undead creatures than other shows. Also – great female characters.

  2. I gave up on Agents of Shield for many reasons. I’d put that as best show I gave up on. Had potential, and sometimes I enjoyed it, but I just couldn’t get into it. Mei Mei told me it’s getting a lot better, but it lost me, and I have yet to go back.

    However, I have had friends telling me to watch Once Upon a Time for the past 2 years, and I finally caved and started season 1 a few weeks ago on Netflix. I’m really enjoying it! Sometimes it’s corny, but it’s slowly gaining it’s footing and gripping me. I’m not sure what award I would give it. “Best show that Kiri had low expectations for but ended up really liking” Haha.

    I’ve heard good things about Believe but haven’t seen it yet.

    • I think that’s a great award for Once Upon A Time. It’s a good show with flashes of greatness. I really got hooked on the show, however, in the middle of Season 1. The mid-season finale has many flashes of greatness, and makes the slower episodes more bearable, building up to the next great moment.

    • The first 2/3 of the first season aren’t great. I didn’t start watching it till the second season – so, I’d start from there. I’m pretty sure it’s on Netflix.

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