For every Dark Knight Rises, there's an Oogieloves. Here's a breakdown of 2012's cinematic disasters.
Let's take a few minutes and recap the most over-the-top action sequences of the year to the tune of "Ride of the Valkyries."
These picks represent the consensus of the BuzzFeed Entertainment staff, who hereby officially certify the greatness of all films listed below.
Most of our top shows will be back next year, but some of our favorite characters won't. Here are the 2012 TV deaths we're still mourning. (SPOILERS for Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries, Hell on Wheels, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire.)
From Tom Cruise's rock god to Lady Mary and a Real Housewife under siege, these are the faces we don't want to ever go away.
From The Newsroom and Smash to Twilight, 2012 was the year we loved to hate.
From Bond to Britney Spears, a year of triumph for the counted out and the overlooked.