I spent too much time on movies and screen, and this is the details.
As the pandemic forced us to spend more time at home, many of us found solace in movies and TV shows. For me, watching movies and TV shows was a way to escape and I take pride in being able to recommend titles across various genres to my friends. But, have I really spent that much time watching movies and TV shows? Let's take a closer look at my viewing history from last year.
I have compiled a list of all the movies and TV shows I watched in 2022. My list includes the runtime, number of seasons and episodes for each show, genre, year of release, ratings from IMDB and Letterboxd, my personal rating, and number of award nominations and wins. (You can access my notes here: https://chisel-timer-e1c.notion.site/26dc82f3624a4a87af6dd3b3497d6c53?v=d8a0f8be23ee413d93c156ad0c91190a)
In total, I watched 102 titles including 69 movies and 33 TV shows, across 36 seasons and 286 episodes. That’s a total of 23,166 minutes or 386 hours, equivalent to 16 full days, or if I spent 15 minutes on each meal, I would have already eaten 1,544 meals. If I had chosen to run instead of stream, I would have covered 2,895.75 km — two times the length of Java Island!
However, even with so many titles, I wasn’t able to finish 19 of them. I may still give them a chance, but the other 13 are likely to remain unwatched. It would take me another 4,341 minutes to finish them and with new titles being added every day, it could take forever.
If we look at the month-by-month breakdown, I finished the most titles in January and the number gradually declined until June, when I was busy with my thesis and only managed to watch two titles that month. There was a slight increase in May, probably due to the Lebaran holiday. By the end of the year, I watched fewer titles as I focused more on TV shows. My daily record was three titles in one day. Not so much… right?
So, it seems that the majority of movies and shows I watched were dramas, followed by comedies and thrillers/mysteries, which was very contrast. With the rise of streaming services, it’s no surprise that 85.3% of my viewing was done through streaming instead of in theaters. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan of local productions, with only 8 of the 102 titles being local productions (hehe, sorry).
One of the standout movies from my viewing history in 2022 was “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022) by the Daniels. It was an incredible and memorable experience that left me in awe. It was everything I expect to feel and experience whenever I watch a movie. No wonder, it was the most nominated and awarded title among all the movies and shows I watched, with 315 nominations and 214 wins (not including the Oscars 2023).
Fifty percent of the movies and TV shows I watched were released in 2022, while 19 were released the previous year and the oldest title was “The Breakfast Club” (1985), released in 1985.
On IMDB, most of the titles had a rating of 7 to 8, while on Letterboxd, the average rating was 3.5. For my personal ratings, I only gave a minimum of 3 stars, as anything lower was not worth rating or watching.
And that’s a wrap for my viewing history in 2022! Let’s see how this year turns out!
(Go to https://public.tableau.com/views/FilmTVSeriesWrapped2022/Dashboard1?:language=en-US&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link for my interactive dashboard)