2022 Media Log

Inspired by my friend Ben Hong (no longer logging), who got the idea from Jen Myers, I am continuing the practice of tracking my media consumption this year.

Artist: ani.Minhtion

Past media logs: 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Key: (B) = book | (F) = film | (T) = television series (completed season) | (L) = live performance (theater, music, comedy, etc.) | (A) = album (music) | (G) = video game | (C) = stand-up comedy special | [R] = reread/rewatch

Logged during the month I completed the unit. For example, I log a full season of a TV show after watching the last episode of the season, whether I began the season that day or years earlier, I log a game or album when I complete the entire thing, etc.

J A N U A R Y

  • The Sex Lives of College Girls (T)
  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (F)
  • Encanto (F)
  • Goodbye, Again (B)
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth (B)
  • The Last Olympian (B)
  • tick, tick… BOOM! (F)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (F)[R]

F E B R U A R Y

  • The Book of Boba Fett (T)
  • NYC Revealed (T)
  • Marry Me (F)
  • I Want You Back (F)
  • Free Guy (F)
  • The King’s JesterHasan Minhaj (C)(L)

M A R C H

  • West Side Story (2021) (F)
  • Jersey Boys (L)
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (B)
  • Frozen Planet (T)
  • Big Hero 6 (F)[R]
  • Turning Red (F)
  • New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (L?)
  • The Adam Project (F)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S4 (T)
  • Paddington 2 (F)
  • Upload S2 (T)
  • Bridgerton S2 (T)
  • Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories (B)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (G)

A P R I L

  • Ocean’s 12 (F)[R]
  • Our Flag Means Death (T)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (F)
  • Blue Planet II (T)
  • Abbott Elementary S1 (T)
  • The Prince of Egypt (F)[R]
  • Stars On Ice (L)
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once (F)
  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (B)

M A Y

  • Moon Knight (T)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (F)
  • Heartstopper S1 (T)
  • The Lost City (F)
  • Halo S1 (T)

J U N E

  • Cyrano (F)
  • Fire Island (F)
  • Prehistoric Planet (T)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (F)
  • Anna Shoemaker (L)
  • Black Lady Sketch Show S3 (T)
  • MC Solaar / Bon Entendeur / Hyphen Hyphen (L)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (T)
  • RRR (F)
  • Iron Widow (B)
  • Earth at Night S2 (T)

J U L Y

  • Scythe (B)
  • Stranger Things S4 (T)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (G)
  • The Boys S3 (T)
  • Thunderhead (B)
  • The Lost City (F)[R]
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (F)[R]
  • Ms. Marvel (T)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (F)[R]
  • Marry Me (F)[R]
  • The Wedding Planner (F)[R]
  • Palm Springs (F)
  • Pretty Woman (F)[R]

A U G U S T

  • Bridget Jones’ Baby (F)[R]
  • Notting Hill (F)
  • Shall We Dance? (F)[R]
  • Runaway Bride (F)[R]
  • The Hustle (F)[R]
  • The Intern (F)[R]
  • The Internship (F)[R]
  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (F)
  • Westworld S4 (T)
  • Ted Lasso S1 (T)[R]
  • Ted Lasso S2 (T)[R]
  • Never Have I Ever S3 (T)
  • Always Be My Maybe (F)[R]
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (F)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (F)
  • Wedding Season (F)
  • 27 Dresses (F)[R]
  • About Time (F)
  • God of Gamblers (F)[R]

S E P T E M B E R

  • Sleepless in Seattle (F)[R]
  • Isn’t It Romantic (F)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (F)
  • Over the Moon (F)[R]
  • Enchanted (F)[R]
  • RRR (F)[R]
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (F)
  • Baptism of Fire (B)
  • Sweet and Juicy – Sheng Wang (C)
  • Over the Garden Wall (T)
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (B)

O C T O B E R

  • Ryan Hamilton (C)(L)
  • No Time to Die (F)
  • Baymax! (T)
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed (B)
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (T)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (T)
  • The Toll (B)
  • Planet Earth 2 (T)[R]
  • Hocus Pocus 2 (F)
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died (B)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (G)
  • Shazam (F)
  • Planet Earth (T)[R]
  • Van Helsing (F)[R]

N O V E M B E R

  • Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo (B)
  • Frozen Planet 2 (T)
  • Black Panther (F)[R]
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (F)
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (F)
  • Zootopia+ (T)
  • Stromae (L)
  • Andor S1 (T)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (F)[R]
  • Interview With the Vampire S1 (T)
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (F)
  • Enola Holmes (F)
  • Disenchanted (F)

D E C E M B E R

  • Gladiator (F)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (F)[R]
  • The Polar Express (F)[R]
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls S2 (T)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (F)
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol (F?)
  • God of War: Ragnarok (G)
  • Spirited (F)
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (F)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (F)

Some highlights from this year that I didn’t include in my books, TV, or movie round-up yet:

  • This year I was able to do more live performances even though many of them felt… not very safe to me because covid rules got relaxed so much and I found myself at indoor events being very wary of the coughing people seated beside me. Standouts though were:
    • Stars on Ice, a fever dream to see Olympic figure skaters in person
    • Stromae, the only musical artist I’ve seen in person twice now
  • This year I also started streaming on Twitch for the first time! All of the games I played this year I did so while streaming the majority of them on Twitch to an extremely tiny but supportive audience of my friends and the occasional kind stranger.
    • God of War: Ragnarok was the only new game I played, and it was such an emotional heavyweight holy moly, I thought I knew fatherhood last year?? What an incredible storytelling achievement. I actually bought a second new game release but didn’t get the time to play it because I am so incredibly slow at games and GoWR took me until just last week to finish.
  • My mom visited and we dove straight into watching a bunch of movies, with some of her favorites (judging from her reactions and how long she talked about them after) being:
    • Always Be My Maybe
    • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    • Marry Me
    • RRR
  • And some of my favorite nostalgic rewatches (as in it’s a movie I watched before but not that recently):
    • Van Helsing, one of my guilty pleasure movies
    • The Wedding Planner, one of my favorite rom-coms
    • The Prince of Egypt, a nice little Passover lesson for my partner
    • The Polar Express, a nice lesson in why I always sing “hot chocolate” at my partner

You can follow along with my 2023 media logging at sipofstarrshine.com/media-log, which is kept up to date throughout the year!

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