I’ll skip the ‘what a year it’s been’ comments as you’re no doubt tired of them. Instead, let’s get straight into the stats of my little side project and see how we did this year.
How much stuff did you watch this year?
69 TV seasons and 31 movies/stand-up specials, which is exactly 100 ‘pieces of TV & Film content’. Not bad, and it makes for an average of almost 2 pieces of content per week.
How many posts did you write?
Including this one – the binge is home to 75 posts.
Why haven’t you written 100 posts then?
Some of my posts are round-ups where I write about a few pieces of content in a single post. For other times, I just lost the steam necessary to write about them, and in some cases I didn’t think they would make a worthwhile post.
So what didn’t make the cut?
In the interests of transparency or something, here’s a few words on each piece of content I watched but didn’t write about:
Terrace House Tokyo Part 2: I used to watch this on the commute into work, so with the lockdown I just…stopped. Probably for the best, as I was saddened to hear of the death of one of the contestant.
Indian Matchmaking: Actually quite a good show about arranged-ish marriages, mostly featuring a Mumbai-based matchmaker who pairs up predominantly wealthy clients with each other.
The Boys (Seasons 1-2): A high-budget anti-superhero series, Season 1 had me absolutely hyped but, sadly, I did find Season 2 rather lacking. I’ll still be keeping my eye out for more from this universe though!
The Matrix (1 & 2): Everyone knows what this is already.
How to get ahead in advertising: A rather old film about a stressed ad man who grows a boil that eventually takes over his life. It’s weird.
Ninja Assassin: Really good CGI-blood violence with virtually no plot.
Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning: A decent special by an up and coming lesbian comic.
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis: Perfectly targeted stand-up for my generation.
Feels Good Man: Documentary into the history of Pepe the Frog, a happy cartoon frog taken over by the alt-right.
Official Secrets: I was shellshocked to find out that this was an entirely true story (even if some of it is a bit dramatised). We should never have gone to war in Iraq.
What next for the binge?
Honestly, I don’t know. I noticed I slowed down my intake of Netflix towards the end of the year as work became busier and I spent more of my free time gaming (particularly Valorant, which I really enjoy). I’m honestly a little impressed with myself that I managed to stick with it throughout the year, releasing a couple of posts a week. I don’t really advertise the blog and most of the viewers are bots (if you’re a bot reading this, no I will not read your blog!)
I think overall it’s been a good project to practice writing a bit and adding a little bit of meaning to my Netflix addiction. So, we’ll see!