Thursday, December 30, 2010

Remembering 2010 on the Blog

Well, it was not  "the year we made contact" with aliens (per 2010 [1984]), but it has been an amazing span here on the blog nonetheless, and I want to thank all of you for making it so.  

For without you, I am nothing...

When last I checked (on December 27), 2010 had already seen a whopping 110,000+ more visitor hits than 2009, the previous biggest year for Reflections on Film/TV -- which is pretty incredible.

So, thank you all so much for visiting this year, and for joining the ongoing discussion  and debate on film, television, nostalgia and retro-toys. 

It's back to more cult movie reviews, and TV flashbacks in the days and weeks ahead, but first -- one last look back at 2010.

Below are the ten most visited blog posts of the year.  I don't know what any of this really means, precisely, except that these are the pages most visited by people, listed  from 10 to number 1.   Last year's number one review, of a Spielberg blockbuster from 1975, was unseated this year by a 1982 film, which saw a sequel released a few weeks ago.  There are some De Palma titles here, some cult-TV episode reviews and even a look at a famous cinematic serial killer.

Anyway, the top ten most-visited Reflections on Film/TV posts of 2010 were:




  1. I love your reviews (of course) but I admire the analysis stuff the most thus #6 on this list is my #1.

    I liked the Highlander review as well. Were you attacked by the sword spammer on that one? On my site, when I reviewed the film, I made a crack about a sword and the 'Sword Spammer' got me, telling me what types of blades were used, what century they came from, etc. etc. etc. Very funny yet disturbing that that person exists.

    Great year JKM!

  2. Hi Will,

    Thank you for your lovely comment!

    I think Secure Immaturity had a great year too, buddy. I loved your DS9 retrospective, and your reviews of The Expendables and Predators, right off the top of my head. And my goodness -- your great defense of TNG. I can't forget that. It had me thinking and re-thinking for days and weeks.

    I never heard of the Sword Spammer...thank goodness! :)

    Happy New Year,


  3. Good to see TRON at #1 - definitely one of your best reviews, JKM! Also nice to see HIGHLANDER up there. Still a lot of love for that film which is good to see. Just watched it on TV last night.

  4. Hi J.D.

    Thank you for the comment, my friend. I guess a 28-years-later sequel really raised interest in TRON this year, but I was just staggered by the number of hits that review got (and is getting). It's funny, because you never know, when you're writing, which post will resonate.

    Frankly, had I known The Vampire Diaries review would be read by so many, I probably would have tempered the negativity a little bit; and done a better job proofreading too. It was something I sort of wrote at warp speed as I recall...

    I also love Highlander, and think it has aged well.


  5. I know what you mean about not knowing which post will resonate with people. Statistically, I found out that my article on AUTHOR! AUTHOR! the Al Pacino dramedy, is the most popular article on my blog! Go figure...

  6. J.D.

    Your writing is so good, ALL of your posts resonate. I could (and have...) spent hours going through your amazing blog!

    I must admit, I especially love it whenever you delve into Michael Mann (your speciality, as they say...) and also David Lynch. I also find great value when you delve into rock-movie oriented pieces...


  7. Grayson1:02 AM


    I've enjoyed your posts very much over this past year and am looking forward to whatever the new year brings. Happy New Year!


  8. Grayson,

    Thank you so much! I have very much enjoyed reading your comments here in 2010, and look forward to "seeing" you again in '11!

    I hope you have a happy New Year as well, my friend.

    warmest wishes,

  9. It's been an awesome year here on the blog, John. As ever - I look forward to what the next year brings. All the best to you and yours in 2011!

    - WCG

  10. Where to begin John?

    I will make this brief, but the fact of the matter is your site is wonderful, a real treasure trove of inspired writing and information. There are so many to name. The Warriors and Fort Apache were highlights as well as The Way We Weren't [Farscape]. These are a mere handful.

    You continue to inspire, like many of those who commented here, pushing the boundaries of my own writing.

    All the best to you in the New Year and sincerely- thank you.

  11. Best wishes for 2011 John. I read your blog daily, and I've enjoyed the contributions of the other followers of this blog. It's great to chatter with people who have similar tastes in film/television as I do.

    I especially enjoy your retrospectives and remembrances of growing up in the 70s and 80s. The toys, TV, movies. It's all good.

    Keep on truckin'.


  12. A worthy list of posts, John. I enjoyed them all, but I have a distinct fondness for 2010's examination of THE WARRIORS. I very much am looking forward to whatever you have in store for your readers in 2011, my friend. Many thanks.

  13. Hello my friends,

    Please forgive me that it has taken so long to get back to this thread. I went away with family for the holiday weekend and then had to return and handle a health crisis brewing. I have been having some mysterious abdominal pain (not my appendix, since I had it removed) and I've had to visit the doctor a few times. Hopefully, I'm on the mend now...


    Woodchuckgod: I have very much enjoyed reading your comments in 2010; and always look forward to them eagerly. I hope you had a great Holiday celebration, my friend, and are feeling great as 2011 commences! Thank you for the kind words...

    SFF: You're making me blush! :) No, but seriously, I feel the same way about you, my friend. Getting familiar with your own blog (Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic) was a real highpoint of 2010 for me. Your writing has also inspired mine!

    Hi Nick! Thank you for the kind words. I intend to keep on trucking, and hope you'll be "hitchin'" a ride on the convoy in '011, to continue the trucker metaphor! Happy New Year!

    Le0pard13: I'm glad you enjoyed The Warriors review, but more than that, I am glad we had the chance to correspond and get to know each other even better this past year. I never imagined, when I began writing this blog in 2005, that by 2010 I would be calling so many of my readers "friend," but that's exactly what has happened here.

    Happy New Year to all!