2012: My Year in Film and Television

by duelgunnz | created - 31 Dec 2011 | updated - 08 Apr 2012 | Public

I am attempting to log every movie and T.V. show I watch this year. For a T.V. show to be included, I will have watched or plan on watching at least 1 whole season. I will try my best to keep everything in chronological order.

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1. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Votes: 333,337 | Gross: $180.98M

2. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Luke Campbell

Votes: 26,536

3. Chopped (2007– )

TV-G | 60 min | Reality-TV

It's a Chopped All-Stars tournament event! Through four preliminary competitions, sixteen celebrities battle it out for a spot in the $50,000 finale!

Stars: Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy

Votes: 2,729

4. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

59 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 268,490 | Gross: $215.41M

5. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009–2016)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Todd Margaret is an American who takes a job running the London sales team for an energy drink. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales and has only one employee, Dave.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Will Arnett, David Cross, Blake Harrison

Votes: 5,625

6. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 74,741

7. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 132,543

8. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 80,951

9. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 198,698 | Gross: $47.75M

10. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 42,958

11. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 292,075 | Gross: $35.01M

12. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 158,405

13. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 398,783 | Gross: $209.40M

14. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 473,931 | Gross: $306.17M

15. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 641,083

16. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (2010– )

Reality-TV

Skillful culinary artists go into competition to become the next great baker at Carlo's bake shop.

Stars: Buddy Valastro, Letty Alvarez, James Brown, Paul Conti

Votes: 415

17. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 509,028

18. Pawn Stars (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

Stars: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

Votes: 13,581

19. The Biggest Loser (2004– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, familiar to dieters the world over, is that "whomever loses the most...wins." Losing weight will be difficult, though, as the 12 contestants (six male ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Dolvett Quince

Votes: 4,799

20. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,978

21. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 290,156

22. Hardcore Pawn (2009– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

Pawnbroker Les Gold and his two children, Seth and Ashley, operate Detroit's largest pawnshop.

Stars: Les Gold, Seth Gold, Ashley Broad, Joel 'Big Joe' Shannon

Votes: 3,785

23. Storage Wars (2010– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world's most... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Passante, Laura Dotson, Darrell Sheets, Dan Dotson

Votes: 7,799

24. Storage Wars: Texas (2011– )

Reality-TV

Professional buyers go head to head to buy storage. The catch is they do not know what their profit will be.

Stars: Walt Cade, Ricky Smith, Bubba Smith, Mary Padian

Votes: 1,034

25. Suburgatory (2011–2014)

22 min | Comedy

Tessa Altman is used to the big city but when her dad moves her away, she has to adapt to her new suburban life in Chatswin.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant

Votes: 28,670

26. Top Chef (2006– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are a judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.

Stars: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Richard Blais

Votes: 4,846

27. Storage Hunters (2011– )

Reality-TV

A group of hunters join in a bidding war for storage lockers that could be a win or a bust.

Stars: Sean Kelly, Cam Rowe, Brandon Bernier, Lori Bernier

Votes: 1,353

28. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 31,654

29. The Soup (2004–2015)

25 min | Comedy

Hosted by comedian Joel McHale, The Soup deals with the fast-paced parts of the most titillating -- and at times, tasteless -- segments on television.

Stars: Joel McHale, Anndi McAfee, Kelly Levy, Lou the Chihuahua

Votes: 5,608

30. Project Runway All Stars (2012– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Past designers come back to compete for another chance to be the winner of Project Runway.

Stars: Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Alyssa Milano, Zanna Roberts Rassi

Votes: 1,253

31. Beyond Scared Straight (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Reality-TV

'Beyond Scared Straight!' will once again show young offender intervention programs, only these have evolved since 'scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task.' Each of the four episodes ... See full summary »

Stars: Cecilia, Emily, Leanna, Priscilla

Votes: 896

32. The Exes (2011–2015)

30 min | Comedy

A group of divorced friends try to get back to the single life.

Stars: Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables

Votes: 4,528

33. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

Votes: 10,924

34. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 39,766

35. Hellboy (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt

Votes: 271,305 | Gross: $59.62M

36. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 265,239 | Gross: $119.39M

37. Fashion Police (2002– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

Weekly news, talk-show about the latest red carpet and every day fashion trends of Hollywood celebrities.

Stars: Giuliana Rancic, Joan Rivers, George Kotsiopoulos, Kelly Osbourne

Votes: 1,037

38. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 228,775 | Gross: $75.75M

39. Cajun Pawn Stars (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Series follows Jimmie DeRamus and his team at Alexandria, Louisiana's famed Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center.

Stars: Johnnie DeRamus, Jimmie DeRamus, Mocean Melvin, Joker

Votes: 623

40. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 98,842

41. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The adventures of the Family Guy (1998) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 34,823

42. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 267,743

43. Tabatha Takes Over (2011– )

Reality-TV

The tressed-to-kill queen of salon transformations, hits the road again but this time she's taking over more than just salons. Tabatha Takes Over follows the demanding perfectionist as she ... See full summary »

Stars: Tabatha Coffey, Silvia Lake, Michael Vaccaro, Jed Behar

Votes: 103

44. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 252,016

45. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 155,738

46. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 99,603

47. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 601,234

48. Restaurant: Impossible (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible, but that's exactly ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, Taniya Nayak, Cheryl Torrenueva

Votes: 1,402

49. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)

The annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Michelle Williams

Votes: 576

50. Comedy Central Presents (1998– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

A television series featuring various stand-up comics.

Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Todd Barry, Lewis Black, Stephen Lynch

Votes: