Media Diet – January 2023

I am trying out a new regular thing for the blog. A monthly post published at the first of every month with a list of what I have read/watched/listened to in the previous month. Here we go!

The first TV show I watched this year was The Witcher: Blood Origin, a mini-series. I also watched season one of Andor. I started on the first season of Supernatural, I am five episodes as of the time of writing. If I continue to enjoy the show as I have until now I expect to continue watching it throughout this year. There is a /lot/ of Supernatural to watch. Fifteen (!) seasons to be exact.

As far as movies go, I watched just the one, TÁR (2022). My goal this year is to keep to a minimum of one movie per month. This way I don’t overwhelm myself.

I also am back to watching an anime as it airs for the first time in a long long time. It was recommended by my good friend chosafine. The anime is Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei also known as The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady. I have taken to calling it Kakumei for the sake of brevity. The anime is extremely gay and wholesome. Episodes are 20 minutes long which makes for quick and easy viewing.

As far as video games go, I started a second playthrough of The Witcher 3 which I last played in 2016. At the time of writing I have finished the main story campaign and am planning on playing the two pieces of story DLC, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. I also have my eye on two new games that recently came out: SEASON: A letter to the future and Hi-FI RUSH. I think I will step away from The Witcher 3 and try those out before returning.

I watched a mini-documentary called Walls Cannot Keep Us From Flying by Jonathan Mehring. I discovered this through and I will quote his description here:

Jonathan Mehring’s short documentary Walls Cannot Keep Us From Flying follows two young Palestinians who have found freedom in skateboarding while surrounded by walls & barbed wire and facing harassment from Israeli authorities and their own families & communities.

Music wise I listened to a lot of Boiler Room sets on repeat. Namely – Nooriyah, Fred again…, and horsegiirL. I highly recommend all of these, they are very good. As far as albums go, one new album caught my interest, Lil Yachty’s Let’s Start Here. It is a vibe, I may write about it more on my music newsletter.

That’s all for this month. Until next time!