EW's Managing Editor Jess Cagle shares his best and worst list for 2013

By Jess Cagle
Updated December 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

Best & Worst 2013: My Own Picks

Best Movie It’s a tie! Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.

Worst Movie Another tie! The Counselor (Ridley Scott’s Showgirls) and The Lone Ranger (wherein Johnny Depp jumped the shark).

Favorite New TV Comedy Mom. Mostly because of Allison Janney.

Favorite New TV Drama House of Cards.

Funniest TV Series Veep.

Best Supporting Actor The Oscar Voters Will Probably Overlook Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back). Tweet your outrage and support with #OscarForSam.

Best Binge The Fall, a BBC thriller available on Netflix.

Best Finale In The History Of Everything Breaking Bad.

Most Fascinating Book Going Clear, Lawrence Wright’s history of Scientology.

Favorite Novel The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

Meanest Tweet I Received About EW’s American Horror Story Cover Featuring Kathy Bates’ Severed Head “Can I tell ur kids there’s no Santa since ur family loves spoilers u f—ing douchebag? Why put spoiler on cover?”

Favorite TV Moment When Vice President Sally Langston did that thing in the Scandal midseason finale…which I won’t spoil in case you haven’t watched it yet.

Worst Disappointment Season 3 of Homeland. And still I can’t wait for the fourth season. Dammit.

Most Underused Asset On TV Kalinda on The Good Wife.

Most Impressive Actor Zachary Quinto, who did J.J. Abrams, Ryan Murphy, and Tennessee Williams proud, all in the same year.

The 3 Best-Selling Regular Issues Of EW In 2013 Catching Fire, The Walking Dead, and Doctor Who. Who knew?

Greatest Thing About 2013 Working with the bright and festive folks here at EW. They’re the Zach Quintos of journalism.