The 2019 Draft

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Previously on Adam Riff™:

There was an idea… To bring together a group of disparate people… To see if we could create something more…than a year-end list.


12 people select 10 things they loved from 2019 without any overlap, creating a "best of 2019" list unlike any other.

This year, selections will be posted in quasi real time.



THE LEAGUE
Which Pokémon Sword &Shield starter / Disney+ channel / chicken sandwich are you?

In randomly-generated snake draft order:


Molly
Scorbunny / Pixar / Cosmi's Deli's Chicken Cheesesteak (Philadelphia, PA)


Jon Y (me)
Grookey / Star Wars / Plan Check's Southern Fry (Los Angeles, CA)


Adam
Scorbunny / Star Wars / Hattie B's Hot Chicken Sandwich (Nashville, TN)


Jon B
Sobble / Star Wars / Highline's Buffalo style Crazy Train (Seattle, WA)


Aaron
Grookey / Marvel / Fuku's Knockout Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich


Stan
Scorbunny / Pixar / The Commodore's Hot Breast (Brooklyn, NY)


Russell
Scorbunny / Marvel / O'Charley's Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwich


Logan
Grookey / Disney / Any Buffalo chicken sandwich


Ben
Scorbunny / Marvel / The NoMad Bar's Chicken French Dip (Las Vegas, NV)


Drew
Sobble / National Geographic / American Sardine Bar's Fried Chicken Sandwich (Philadelphia, PA)


Jon T
Sobble / Marvel / P.G. Clucks' Classic Sandwich (Toronto, ON)


Jeff
Grookey / Pixar / Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich



Alright.

With the first pick in the 2019 Draft, Molly selected…

R1 • Molly
1. Hustlers
film / lorene scafaria



R1 • Jon Y
2. Parasite
film / bong joon-ho


R1 • Adam
3. Perpetual Grace LTD
television / s01 / epix



R1 • Jon B
4. Watchmen
television / s01 / hbo



R1 • Aaron
5. Avengers: Endgame
film / anthony and joe russo


R1 • Stan
6. Fleabag
television / s02 / amazon prime video



R1 • Russell
7. Damian Lillard ethers Russell Westbrook and Paul George in the NBA Playoffs
sports / nba / portland trail blazers



R1 • Logan
8. Marriage Story
film / noah baumbach


R1 • Ben
9. I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson's "The Day That Robert Palins Murdered Me" and "Focus Group" Sketches
television / s01e03 &e05 / netflix



R1 • Drew
10. Succession
television / s02 / hbo



R1 • Jon T
11. Baby Yoda
television / the mandalorian / s01 / disney+


R1 • Jeff
12. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
film / quentin tarantino


R2 • Jeff
13. The Highwomen
music / artist / "redesigning women"


R2 • Jon T
14. The Irishman
film / martin scorsese



R2 • Drew
15. Barry: "ronny/lily"
television / so2e05 / hbo


R2 • Ben
16. Chernobyl
television / hbo


R2 • Logan
17. Euphoria
television / s01 / hbo


R2 • Russell
18. Midsommar
film / ari aster


R2 • Stan
19. Waves
film / trey edward shults


R2 • Aaron
20. Lizzo
music / artist / "juice"


R2 • Jon B
21. Pen15: "Community Service"
television / s01e05 / hulu


R2 • Adam
22. What We Do in the Shadows
television / s01 / fx


R2 • Jon Y
23. The Other Two
television / s01 / comedy central


R2 • Molly
24. Megan Thee Stallion and "Hot Girl Summer"
music / artist / meme


R3 • Molly
25. The other hot priest: David Acosta (Mike Colter) on Evil
television / s01 / cbs


R3 • Jon Y
26. Ramy: "Strawberries"
television / s01e04 / hulu / masturbation angst + 9/11



R3 • Adam
27. Aimee-Leigh and Baby Billy – "Misbehavin' (1989)"
television / the righteous gemstones / s01e05 / hbo


R3 • Jon B
28. Booksmart
film / olivia wilde


R3 • Aaron
29. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
video game / fromsoftware


R3 • Stan
30. Russian Doll
television / s01 / netflix


R3 • Russell
31. Paul Rudd: "Hey, look at us"
meme / hot ones / youtube



R3 • Logan
32. Marvel vs. Scorsese
debate


R3 • Ben
33. Lil Nas X
music / artist / "old town road"



R3 • Drew
34. Lamar Jackson (specifically Lamar in outfielder shades)
sports / nfl / baltimore ravens


R3 • Jon T
35. Knives Out
film / rian johnson


R3 • Jeff
36. Control
video game / remedy


R4 • Jeff
37. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in Dolby Cinema
film / chad stahelski



R4 • Jon T
38. Brienne getting knighted
television / game of thrones / s08e02 / hbo


R4 • Drew
39. Broad City's series finale
television / s05e10 / comedy central


R4 • Ben
40. Megan Rapinoe and the United States women's national soccer team
sports / fifa / women's world cup france 2019


R4 • Logan
41. This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film class
meme


R4 • Russell
42. South Side
television / s01 / comedy central


R4 • Stan
43. James Holzhauer breaks Jeopardy!
television


R4 • Aaron
44. Maggie Rogers
music / artist / "light on"


R4 • Jon B
45. Us
film / jordan peele



R4 • Adam
46. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
film / ben berman


R4 • Jon
47. Untitled Goose Game
video game / house house


R4 • Molly
48. Dolly Parton's America
podcast / wnyc

1 Comment

  1. Ben 05 Dec 19 at 03:52

    Ben here. A few thoughts so far (before pick 38)

    – I *really* wanted Avengers: Endgame, only because when Cap wields Mjolnir, it was maybe my favorite movie moment of the decade. Pure fan service, we knew it was coming, but… it was a nearly perfect moment. I've re-watched the scene a dozen times and it always gives me goosebumps.
    – I originally wanted to claim A24's 2019 as a whole — Midsommar, The Lighthouse, The Farewell, The Last Man in San Francisco, Waves, Under the Silver Lake, Climax, Uncut Gems — a murderer's row of films (and one preview). Just titanic.
    – HBO really had a fantastic 2019 in spite of fucking up GoT's ending (Succession, Watchmen, Chernobyl, Euphoria, Gemstones, Barry).
    – Can't believe I got Nas X at 33 considering he had the biggest Billboard hit of all time… and it's really unironically good!

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