Year in Popcorn '22

02 January 2023

Popcorn 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 πŸ˜….

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.

Agence Grateau in Emily in Paris (Season 3)
Agence Grateau in Emily in Paris (Season 3)

🎬 Movies

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
GenreCountPercentage
Comedy2318.4
Romance1411.2
Drama1310.4
Adventure129.6
Action118.8
Fantasy97.2
Science-Fiction97.2
Family97.2
Thriller54.0
Animation43.2
Superhero32.4
Holiday32.4
Musical21.6
Mystery21.6
Horror21.6
Music10.8
War10.8
Crime10.8
Documentary10.8

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.

πŸ“Ί Shows

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
GenreCountPercentage
Drama3722.2
Fantasy2414.4
Science-Fiction2414.4
Comedy169.6
Mystery137.8
Action95.4
Adventure95.4
Reality74.2
Superhero63.6
Romance53.0
Animation53.0
Horror42.4
Documentary21.2
Thriller21.2
Family10.6
Music10.6
Soap10.6
Crime10.6

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!

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