Beyonce 2016, the HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’, and the Coen’s Brother’s movie Hail, Caesar! are the nominees for this week’s episode of The 25 for 2016. Seeing & Believing’s Wade Bearden along with CaPC Staff Writer Danielle Mayfield join Sarah and Jonathan in a discussion covering a wide range of pop culture offerings for inclusion on The 25.

The cultural dominance of Beyoncé 2016 is a force to be reckoned with. The surprise drop of the anthem, Formation the day before her controversial Super Bowl performance, and the surprise drop of her visual album Lemonade have taken the former Destiny’s Child singer to new levels of pop culture influence. But is the influence something that reflects the good, the truthful and beautiful in our culture?

Fixing things is what Chip and Joanna do on their HGTV show Fixer Upper which just wrapped its third season with a fourth due out later this year. The infectious joy and humor of the married couple, partnered with the ever present family always on camera shows a model of marriage, working together, and plain fun entertainment that has captured the attention of nearly everyone who has seen it.

Not to be undone by Beyoncé 2016 or HGTV is Hail, Caesar!, one of the best films of the year from the Coen Brothers. Touching on religious imagery, the golden era of Hollywood, and the trademark humor found in the Coen’s films, Hail, Caesar! could be the surprise nomination that tap dances its way onto the list for 2016.

Which of these three nominations will make it onto our list of the the Top 25 things in pop culture for 2016? Listen and find out!

The CaPC 25 for 2016 

  • me_IRL (subreddit)
  • That Dragon Cancer (video game)
  • The X-Files Season 10 (TV)
  • The Witness (video game)
  • Darkest Dungeon (video game)
  • The People vs. OJ Simpson (TV)
  • Better Call Saul, Season 2 (TV)
  • The Golden State Warriors (NBA Team)
  • The Art of Organized Noize (Movie)
  • Driverless Cars
  • Christianity Today’s The Local Church