Favorite Media of 2023

It’s time for the Enjoyment Roundups’ big brother: favorite media of the year! If you, like me, are snowed in at home right now, maybe there are some nuggets on this list to help you pass the time.


Films

promo from Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Whether you’ve played the game or not, it’s just a great time.

Another slow new movie year for me. Turns out if I have a free evening, I’d rather play video games or watch something shorter or familiar 😅

  1. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  3. Barbie
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Books

snippet of the cover art for The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson

My reading sadly took a big dip in 2023, mostly due to my free time being swallowed up with family or other entertainment options. I’m not really one for resolutions but I'm hoping to turn this around — if for no other reason than to take a break from screens and let my brain slow down.

  1. The Lost Metal — Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Politics of Design — Ruben Pater
  3. Homunculus – Joe Sparrow
  4. Tress of the Emerald Sea — Brandon Sanderson
  5. Cuckoo — Joe Sparrow

Music

snippet of cover art for the record by boygenius
  1. the record — boygenius
  2. In the End It Always Does — The Japanese House
  3. Pollen — Tennis
  4. Desire, I Want to Turn Into You — Caroline Polachek
  5. Some Unused Songs — Luis Cole

Television

still from Scavengers Reign showing Azi looking out toward the horizon
Other high points aside, there’s just so many fun little guys.

New

  1. Scavengers Reign — Max
  2. Silo — Apple TV+
  3. WillowDisney+ 😥
  4. Hijack — Apple TV+
  5. The Last of Us — HBO

Returning

  1. Good Omens – Amazon Prime
  2. Only Murders in the Building — Hulu
  3. The Bear — FX
  4. Schmigadoon — Apple TV+
  5. Somebody Somewhere — Max

Video Games

screenshot from Alan Wake 2
“A door that stands between two rooms is in both. A door that leads anywhere is everywhere.”
  1. Alan Wake II — PS5
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3 — PS5 & Mac
  3. Chants of Sennaar — PS5
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — Switch
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — PS5

Podcasts

promo art for Worlds Beyond Number, showing the cast speaking animatedly around a campfire
  1. Worlds Beyond Number
  2. Triple Click
  3. Off Book (working through backlog now that the show has ended 🥲)
  4. Wonderful!
  5. Hard Fork
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