2018: What a year! A lot of it was not so great, but thankfully, there were some actually really nice things that made it lighter, more enjoyable, and dare I say fun?
Here are some of the most memorable ones:
4. Meghan Markle became a duchess and announced that she's pregnant with a future royal baby.
8. Speaking of sprots, Serena Williams came back to competition after her pregnancy, and did it with incredible style.
9. And even though Williams lost the US Open title, Naomi Osaka's win gave us a new woman athlete to watch.
10. We were introduced to Gritty, the lovably deranged-looking Philadelphia Flyers mascot.
11. We got some heartwarming and utterly delightful movies, like Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again.
12. A Star Is Born premiered, and brought some excellent jokes along with it.
13. To All The Boys I've Loved Before brought worldwide attention to Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
14. And Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Ocean's 8 showed us that representation and Good Film can and do go hand in hand.
15. Also, Awkwafina became a bona fide movie star, thanks to two of those movies.
16. The Queer Eye reboot premiered, giving us an incredible Fab 5 that unleashed a ton of joy and memes.
17. And Netflix also gave us the baking show fail fest otherwise known as Nailed It.
20. Hannah Gadsby's stand-up special Nanette shattered our expectations of what stand-up comedy is and should be.
21. And John Mulaney's Kid Gorgeous special provided an hour and four minutes of sheer joy and laughter.
22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was saved from cancelation by NBC.
23. After 34 years on air, Jeopardy! finally began streaming on Hulu and Netflix.
25. Beychella happened.
26. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert blessed us with a highly entertaining Easter activity.
27. thank u, next and its music video had us all feeling fuckin' grateful for our exes.
28. And in general, Ariana Grande finally got the attention she deserves.
34. ASMR YouTuber LifeWithMak became an overall internet queen.
38. Kendrick Lamar rightfully, and amazingly, won a Pulitzer Prize.
39. The Thai soccer team was rescued from a cave.
40. The world finally said "enough" to plastic straws, and "we're here for you" to turtles.
41. The James Beard awards honored an impressive number of women and minorities.
44. And Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez became the end-all-be-all of squad goals.
48. Following the murder of her son Jordan Davis, Lucy McBath successfully ran for a US House of Representatives seat in Georgia.
49. And Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women elected to congress.