A year ago I would’ve thought an article like this unthinkably dumb. But in 2020, I got pretty stupid. Months of sitting indoors bored, depressed and with my face pressed up against a screen has led to this moment… a list of my 15 favourite TikToks of the year. Some are only seconds long, but each captures either a comedic or creative brilliance that was as much of a boost to my serotonin this year as any other media. Hopefully, next year, a list like this will not be necessary…
10 year old me using the light inside the car to put my seatbelt on
The Last Dandelion
How I cured my depression
7 year old me when someone uses our driveway to turn around
Show us your face, new kid
I’m coming Ned Flanders
Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Ranking Carl Wheezer’s moan in different languages
Adam Sandler talking to a baby
Shocking airplane incidents
That one advert about London
Can’t believe I did it
Babysitting a kid named Hunter
Creator of the year: Soupytime
Nobody provided as consistently high-quality material on TikTok, at least that I’m aware of, in 2020 than the 18-year old American student known as Soupytime, who’s love of The Beatles, frog hats and being an absolute delight has powered her to the top of many a For You Page.
The high-octane mania of young American creator Andy’s videos is a constant breath of fresh (probably diseased) air. Something’s always crawling in the background while he screams at the camera. It’s cathartic as hell.