Well folks, we are at the half-way mark of the year once again. And once again this is a rude awakening for the movies I need to be watching! I actually really thought I was getting a big variety in years since I've watched a good handful of 80s and 70s movies, but again it's just so lacking. There's so much reason for this, mostly coming down to both availability and interest, but I do try to diversify.
What's more striking is the way I'm watching movies. Not since 2018 when my streaming percentage sky-rocketed have we seen a shift like this. And yes, I'm still streaming, but shit, I'm a total HBOMax convert by now. Last year I was 35% Netflix Streaming, by far our biggest chunk, but I'm down to 13%! HBOMax is clocking in at 39% of all movies I've watched so far this year.
Here is a breakdown of the biggest chunks:
Theater is obviously down with COVID, with my first trip being just this past weekend. TV is actually up since I invested in Sling, mostly for sports games. I have a Hulu / HBOMax bundle so I threw that together, but as I already mentioned, HBOMax is a huge chunk of that.
I've seen 93 movies total, which is on pace to juuust eclipse the 181 I managed last year, but won't take me to the heights of 2018. That was exhausting. My first-time viewing percentage is just under 60%, which isn't great, but at this point confirms to what is becoming a long-term average.
Lastly, my picks for best movies seen for the first time in the Year 2021:
I didn't add everything I tabulated this time around, but I know you are dying to sink your gums into more. Here is a link to all our raw wriggling data for you!