2020 media log


Trying to track major media consumption throughout the year. I’ve done this for a few years now, but it’s kind of a chore.

Anyway. Here’s most of the media I consumed in 2020.1


Movies

In theatre

  • Hah!

On demand

  • The Invisible Man (2020)
  • Ford V Ferrari

Netflix

  • Spenser Confidential
  • Life of the Party
  • Game Night
  • Contagion
  • A Quiet Place
  • The Wrong Missy
  • Just Friends
  • Ocean’s 8
  • The Old Guard
  • It’s Complicated
  • #ALIVE
  • I love you, man
  • The Social Dilemma
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Masterminds
  • A simple favor
  • The spy who dumped me
  • Instant family
  • Erased

TV

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Dune (1984)
  • The Revenant
  • Interstellar
  • Spartacus
  • Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
  • The Italian Job
  • Quest for Fire
  • The Hangover
  • The Hangover 2
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • War Games
  • The Burbs
  • Sully
  • Hall Pass
  • Enough Said
  • American Pie
  • Bladerunner
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Jurassic World
  • Thor
  • Airplane!
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Get Smart
  • The Heat
  • Back to the Future (1, 2, 3)
  • The Last Samurai

Books

PhD stuff

  • Half-Real - Jesper Juul
  • Game Research Methods - Petri Lanksoski & Staffan Björk
  • How to Talk About Video Games - Ian Bogost
  • Game Design Workshop - Tracy Fullerton
  • Play Anything - Ian Bogost
  • (about 1,000 journal articles)

other stuff

  • Cow Country - Adrian Jones Pearson
  • The Happiness Trap - Russ Harris
  • The Churn - James S.A. Corey
  • Red Moon - Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
  • Caliban’s War - James S.A. Corey
  • Abaddon’s Gate - James S.A. Corey
  • Cibola Burn - James S.A. Corey
  • Nemesis Games - James S.A. Corey
  • Babylon’s Ashes - James S.A. Corey
  • Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey
  • Tiamat’s Wrath - James S.A. Corey
  • Exhalation - Ted Chiang
  • Old Man’s War - John Scalzi
  • The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi
  • The Last Colony - John Scalzi
  • Zoe’s Tale - John Scalzi
  • The Human Division - John Scalzi
  • Vortex - Robert Charles Wilson

TV

Netflix

  • Shameless (seasons 1-9)
  • David Letterman - My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
  • Good Girls (seasons 1-3)
  • Life in Pieces (seasons 1-4)
  • Altered Carbon (season 2)
  • Ozark (seasons 1-3)
  • Dead To Me (seasons 1-2)
  • Workin' Moms (seasons 1-3)
  • Schitt’s Creek (seasons 1-5)
  • Friends From College (seasons 1-2)
  • White Lines
  • Real Rob
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
  • Space Force
  • Dirty John (seasons 1-2)
  • Away
  • Burden of Proof (seasons 1-3)
  • This Is Us (seasons 1-4)
  • Nightflyers (stopped after episode 6. So. Bad.)
  • Ratched
  • The Umbrella Academy (season 2)
  • Dash & Lilly

PVR

  • This Is Us (season 5)

CBC Gem

  • Schitt’s Creek (season 6)
  • Workin' Moms (season 4)

Amazon

  • The Expanse (seasons 1-4 rewatch, 5)
  • The X-files (season 1)
  • The Wilds (season 1)

Apple TV+

  • Long Way Round

Video Games

XBox One

  • Forza Motorsport 6 2

iOS

  • Bejeweled Classic
  • Good Sudoku3

Apple Arcade4

  • What the Golf?
  • Little Orpheus
  • Hot Lava
  • Beyond a Steel Sky
  • Samurai Jack
  • Creaks
  • No Way Home
  • The Pathless

  1. and a bunch of garbage reality tv background noise… ↩︎

  2. but the xbox has been unplugged for much of the year, for non-XBox-reasons. ↩︎

  3. this is a really great implementation, but I don’t play it much anymore because it drains the battery so rapidly. I think it’s running a machine learning solving engine, which is why it’s such a good implementation, but it’s… computationally expensive… ↩︎

  4. With games played across mac, iPhone and iPad. I’ve been playing Apple Arcade games more than others because they avoid many of the “dark patterns” that make recent games so annoying. Buying coins to unlock parts of the game, having to return on a schedule to keep grinding, etc. Apple Arcade isn’t immune to that, but games on that platform seem to de-emphasize the grosser parts of contemporary video game design by lessening the pressure for monetization at all costs. I’ve been playing games less on my iPhone because the battery is degraded so I don’t get much game time before I need to plug it in again… ↩︎


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