A few years ago, I published an article where I did a small analysis of my Trakt data, which contains the shows and movies I have watched. I decided to bring that back again under the name “Year in Popcorn”. I considered “Year in Movies & Shows” but I thought that was too long and unappealing 😅.
In 2022, I am aware I watched many things, especially TV shows. To say the truth, I feel like I probably watched too many TV shows during the year. However, some of them I also watched on the background while doing something else. Besides, most of the year I was still studying, which made this much easier. Now that I’m working full time, I’m sure the amount of TV shows I watch, or at least the cadence, will decrease.
🏁 First and Last
The first thing I watched in 2022 was Episode 2 of Season 2 of Travelers, on the 1st of January at 11:22 in the morning; while the last thing I watched was Episode 10 of Season 3 of Emily in Paris, on the 30th of December at 22:00 in the evening.
During 2022, I watched 45 different movies, having repeated none, except for “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, which I watched two times, in different occasions with different people. My top 3 movie genres are Comedy, Romance and Drama.
Top Movie Genres
Genre Count Percentage Comedy 23 18.4 Romance 14 11.2 Drama 13 10.4 Adventure 12 9.6 Action 11 8.8 Fantasy 9 7.2 Science-Fiction 9 7.2 Family 9 7.2 Thriller 5 4.0 Animation 4 3.2 Superhero 3 2.4 Holiday 3 2.4 Musical 2 1.6 Mystery 2 1.6 Horror 2 1.6 Music 1 0.8 War 1 0.8 Crime 1 0.8 Documentary 1 0.8
Then, I decided it would be a great idea to see my movie watching habits in two different perspectives: by weekday, and by month. We can see that, when it comes to weekday, I’m more likely to watch a movie on the weekend when compared to a weekday, especially on Saturday.
Regarding months of the year, I can see that the most prolific months are December and January, which, historically, has been when I have a break from University. In addition, every time I go to my parents house in Portugal, we watch a movie together every night, which also contributes to the spike in December.
During 2022, I watched episodes from 59 different shows. The show I watched the most was Workin’ Moms with 80 episodes watched. Naturally, the show with the higher number of episodes would be the most watched. My top 3 TV show genres are Drama, Fantasy and Science-Fiction. Drama seems to overlap with movies, too. But the remaining ones not that much!
Top Shows Genres
Genre Count Percentage Drama 37 22.2 Fantasy 24 14.4 Science-Fiction 24 14.4 Comedy 16 9.6 Mystery 13 7.8 Action 9 5.4 Adventure 9 5.4 Reality 7 4.2 Superhero 6 3.6 Romance 5 3.0 Animation 5 3.0 Horror 4 2.4 Documentary 2 1.2 Thriller 2 1.2 Family 1 0.6 Music 1 0.6 Soap 1 0.6 Crime 1 0.6
Similarly to what I did for the movies, I also plotted how many episodes I’ve watched per weekday and per month. Similarly to the movies, there are more episodes being watched on the weekend. However, there is not a large difference between Saturday and Sunday.
When it comes to watching patterns per month, I can’t see any specific pattern. I did watch a lot of episodes every month, so there doesn’t seem to be a specific pattern.
Well, this was my 2022 in movies and TV shows, which I called “Year in Popcorn”. I am curious for how this statistics will look like next year. Will I have watched less shows, or maintained? Will the ratio between shows and movies be different? Who knows!