2018 Media Diet

I started tracking my daily media usage last year. It doesn’t include everything (academic articles, podcasts, social media usage, etc.), but it includes a lot. In 2018, I watched more than 50 seasons of television, nearly 100 movies, and read about 100 books. You have to have someway to de-stress after a busy year of work. Click here to see my top 10 lists of music, movies, and television from 2018. Otherwise, here’s my full 2018 media diet:

Date
Medium
Title
Year
Author/ Director/ Artist
1/1/18
Film
Creep 2
2017
Patrick Kack-Brice
1/1/18
Film
Voyeur
2017
Myles Kane and Josh Koury
1/2/18
Film
It Comes At Night
2017
Trey Edward Shults
1/5/18
Book
TV Studies
2011
Jonathan Gray and Amanda D. Lotz
1/6/18
TV
13 Reasons Why S1
2017
Brian Yorkey
1/7/18
Film
Little Evil
2017
Eli Craig
1/7/18
Film
Nocturnal Animals
2016
Tom Ford
1/7/18
TV
The Great British Baking Show S4
2016
Scott Tankard
1/8/18
Film
A Ghost Story
2017
David Lowery
1/10/18
Book
Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture
2006
Alexander Galloway
1/12/18
TV
The End of the Fucking World S1
2017
Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak
1/12/18
TV
The Fall S1
2013
Allan Cubitt
1/13/18
Film
Anomalisa
2015
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson
1/13/18
Book
Swing Time
2016
Zadie Smith
1/14/18
TV
The Fall S2
2014
Allan Cubitt
1/15/18
Book
Dark Matter
2016
Blake Crouch
1/15/18
Film
Inside Llewyn Davis
2013
The Coen Brothers
1/15/18
Book
Saga #8
2017
Fiona Staples and Brian Vaughn
1/16/18
Book
A Small Porch
2016
Wendell Berry
1/17/18
TV
The Fall S3
2016
Allan Cubitt
1/19/18
Book
Approaches to Industry Studies
2016
Matthew Freeman
1/19/18
TV
Tom Segura: Disgraceful
2017
Tom Segura
1/20/18
Film
Before Sunrise
1995
Richard Linklater
1/20/18
Book
Loving A Woman In Two Worlds
1985
Robert Bly
1/21/18
Film
Before Sunset
2004
Richard Linklater
1/22/18
Film
Before Midnight
2013
Richard Linklater
1/23/18
TV
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S1
2017
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino
1/27/18
Film
Phantom Thread
2017
Paul Thomas Anderson
1/30/18
Book
Production Culture
2008
John Caldwell
1/31/18
TV
Twin Peaks S3
2017
David Lynch
2/2/18
Book
Venture Labor
2012
Gina Neff
2/4/18
Film
Badder Ben
2017
Nigel Bach
2/4/18
TV
The Good Place S1 (First half)
2016
Michael Schur
2/5/18
Film
The Cloverfield Paradox
2018
Julius Onah
2/7/18
Book
Corporations and Cultural Industries
2011
Scott W. Fitzgerald
2/8/18
Book
Television
1974
Raymond Williams
2/9/18
Film
The Ritual
2018
David Bruckner
2/9/18
Book
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
2014
Patrick Rothfuss
2/10/18
Film
Take Shelter
2011
Jeff Nichols
2/11/18
TV
My Brother, My Brother and Me S1
2017
The McElroy Brothers
2/14/18
Book
The Cultural Industries
2012
David Hesmondhalgh
2/15/18
TV
Dragonball Super S1
2016
Kimitoshi Chioka
2/16/18
Book
On Writing
1999
Stephen King
2/16/18
Film
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2016
Gareth Edwards
2/17/18
Film
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
2017
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
2/17/18
Film
The Lobster
2015
Yorgos Lanthimos
2/18/18
Book
Media Work
2007
Mark Deuze
2/20/18
Book
Global Culture Industries: The Mediation of Things
2007
Scott Lash and Celia Lury
2/22/18
TV
Standup for Drummers
2018
Fred Armissen
2/24/18
Film
Black Panther
2018
Ryan Coogler
2/24/18
Book
The Field of Cultural Production
1993
Pierre Bourdieu
2/24/18
TV
The Tick S1 Part 2
2018
Ben Edlund
2/25/18
TV
Everything Sucks S1
2018
Ben York Jones & Michael Mohan
2/25/18
Book
Thrawn
2017
Timothy Zahn
2/28/18
Book
Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Bad Taste
2014
Carl Wilson
3/2/18
Book
Audition
1997
Ryu Murakami
3/3/18
Film
Lady Bird
2017
Greta Gerwig
3/3/18
Film
X-Files: Fight the Future
1998
Rob Bowman
3/7/18
Book
Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization
2005
Marwan Kraidy
3/8/18
Book
Localising Hollywood
2017
Courtney Brannon Donoghue
3/12/18
TV
Atlanta S1
2016
Donald Glover
3/13/18
Film
Veronica
2017
Paco Plaza
3/14/18
TV
Crashing S2
2018
Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow
3/15/18
Book
Reading Television
2004
John Fiske and John Hartley
3/20/18
Book
From Bombay to Bollywood
2013
Aswin Punathambekar
3/20/18
Film
The Shape of Water
2018
Guillermo Del Toro
3/21/18
Book
The Aisles Have Eyes
2017
Joseph Turow
3/27/18
TV
Jessica Jones S2
2018
Melissa Rosenberg
3/30/18
Film
Power Rangers
2017
Dean Isrealite
3/31/18
Film
50/50
2011
Jonathan Levine
3/31/18
Film
Alien: Covenant
2017
Ridley Scott
3/31/18
Film
Star Trek: Beyond
2016
Justin Lin
4/1/18
Film
Spectre
2015
Sam Mendes
4/2/18
Book
The American Television Industry
2009
Michael Curtin and Jane Shattuc
4/3/18
Book
Ready Player One
2011
Ernest Cline
4/4/18
Book
The Informal Media Economy
2015
Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas
4/5/18
Book
Black Television Travels
2013
Tim Havens
4/6/18
Film
The Vault
2017
Dan Bush
4/7/18
Film
Rough Night
2017
Lucia Aniello
4/8/18
Film
Murder on the Orient Express
2017
Kenneth Branagh
4/8/18
Book
Obi-Wan & Anakin
2016
Charles Soule
4/10/18
Book
Imagined Communities
1991
Benedict Anderson
4/12/18
Book
Media Franchising
2013
Derek Johnson
4/13/18
Book
Lyrics and Poems: 1997-2012
2012
John K. Samson
4/13/18
Film
Phantom Thread
2017
Paul Thomas Anderson
4/15/18
Film
Birdman
2014
Alejandro González Iñárritu
4/18/18
Film
Happy Anniversary
2018
Jared Stern
4/18/18
Book
Understanding Global TV Formats
2006
Albert Moran and Justin Malbon
4/19/18
Book
Authentic: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture
2012
Sarah Banet-Weiser
4/19/18
TV
Hilarity for Charity
2018
Seth Rogen
4/21/18
Book
Infinite Jest
1996
David Foster Wallace
4/23/18
Book
Shadow Economies of Cinema: Mapping Informal Film Distribution
2012
Ramon Lobato
4/27/18
Book
Leia: Princess of Alderaan
2017
Claudia Gray
4/27/18
TV
Love S3
2018
Judd Apatow
4/27/18
Film
The End of the Tour
2015
James Ponsoldt
4/28/18
Film
There Will Be Blood
2007
Paul Thomas Anderson
4/30/18
TV
American Crime Story: People vs. OJ Simpson
2016
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
4/30/18
Book
Representing Talent
2017
Violaine Roussel
5/1/18
TV
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
2018
John Mulaney
5/4/18
Film
Punch-Drunk Love
2002
Paul Thomas Anderson
5/6/18
Book
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
2018
Michelle McNamara
5/7/18
TV
Minecraft – How To Discipline Your Dragon (Through Episode 8)
2014
Ryan and Scott Fitzsimons
5/10/18
Film
Mother!
2017
Darren Aronofsky
5/11/18
TV
The Magicians S1 (Through Episode 11)
2016
Sera Gamble and John McNamara
5/13/18
Book
Brands: Meaning and Value in Media Culture
2006
Adam Arvidsson
5/15/18
TV
Evil Genius
2018
Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder
5/17/18
Book
Reinventing The Media
2015
Graeme Turner
5/18/18
Book
Twitter and Tear Gas
2017
Zeynep Tufekci
5/19/18
Film
Ghostbusters
2016
Paul Fieg
5/19/18
Film
The Void
2017
Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie
5/20/18
Book
The Interestings
2013
Meg Wolitzer
5/22/18
Film
IT
2017
Andrés Muschietti
5/23/18
Film
Justice League
2018
Zach Snyder
5/24/18
Film
Bladerunner
1982
Ridley Scott
5/25/18
Book
Make Room for TV
1992
Lynn Spigel
5/25/18
Film
Solo: A Star Wars Story
2018
Ron Howard
5/26/18
TV
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
2018
Ali Wong
5/26/18
TV
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes
2018
Mike Birbiglia
5/27/18
Book
Algorithms of Oppression
2018
Safiya Umoja Noble
5/28/18
Book
The History of Sexuality Vol. 1
1984
Michel Foucault
5/29/18
Book
Thousand Star Hotel
2017
Bao Phi
5/30/18
Book
Star Wars: Last Shot
2018
Daniel José Older
5/31/18
Book
Digital Countercultures
2018
Jessa Lingel
6/1/18
Film
Deadpool
2016
Tim Miller
6/3/18
TV
Arrested Development S4 Remix
2018
Mitchell Hurwitz
6/6/18
TV
Barry S1
2018
Bill Hader
6/9/18
Film
Hereditary
2018
Ari Aster
6/10/18
TV
Arrested Development S5 (Part 1)
2018
Mitchell Hurwitz
6/11/18
TV
Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds
2016
Pete Holmes
6/11/18
TV
Silicon Valley S5
2018
Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
6/11/18
Book
Universal Harvester
2017
John Darnielle
6/13/18
Film
Bladerunner: 2049
2017
Denis Villeneuve
6/14/18
Book
Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans
2017
Vicki Mayer
6/14/18
Book
Cheap Yellow
2018
Shy Watson
6/14/18
Book
Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy
2007
Stephen Duncombe
6/15/18
Book
My Wicked, Wicked Ways
1987
Sandra Cisneros
6/17/18
Film
The Strangers: Prey at Night
2018
Johannes Roberts
6/19/18
Film
Call Me By Your Name
2018
Luca Guadagnino
6/20/18
Book
Reverse Engineering Social Media
2014
Robert Gehl
6/20/18
TV
Room 104
2017
Mark and Jay Duplass
6/21/18
Film
Annihilation
2018
Alex Garland
6/21/18
Book
Textual Poachers
1992
Henry Jenkins
6/26/18
Book
Strange Weather in Tokyo
2001
Hiromi Kawakami
6/29/18
Book
Moshi Moshi
2010
Banana Yoshimoto
7/1/18
TV
Dark (Through episode 8 – unfinished)
2017
7/3/18
Film
Sicario
2015
Denis Villeneuve
7/4/18
Film
Unsane
2018
Steven Soderbergh
7/9/18
TV
Great British Baking Show S2
2015
Andy Devonshire
7/10/18
Book
Star Wars: Most Wanted
2018
Rae Carson
7/12/18
Film
A Quiet Place
2018
John Krasinski
7/13/18
TV
Glow S1
2017
Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch
7/13/18
TV
Great British Baking Show S1
2014
Andy Devonshire
7/15/18
Film
Coco
2017
Lee Unkrich
7/16/18
Film
Inherent Vice
2014
Paul Thomas Anderson
7/17/18
Book
Status Update
2013
Alice Marwick
7/17/18
Book
The Monk of Mokha
2018
Dave Eggers
7/22/18
Film
Troll 2
1990
Claudio Fragasso
7/23/18
Film
The Goonies
1985
Richard Donner
7/24/18
Book
The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
2018
Carey Pietsch, Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Travis McElroy
7/26/18
Film
Insidious: The Last Key
2018
Adam Robitel
7/27/18
Film
Ready Player One
2018
Steven Spielberg
7/29/18
Film
Scooby Doo On Zombie Island
1998
Jim Stenstrum, Kazumi Fukushima, Hiroshi Aoyama
8/6/18
TV
Billions S1
2016
Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin
8/7/18
Book
Thrawn: Alliances
2018
Timothy Zahn
8/11/18
Film
The Conjuring
2013
James Wan
8/16/18
Book
Open TV
2018
Aymar Christian
8/16/18
Book
The Business of Television
2018
Ken Basin
8/17/18
Film
Knight of Cups
2015
Terrance Malick
8/18/18
Film
Slenderman
2018
Sylvain White
8/19/18
TV
Billions S2
2017
Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin
8/19/18
Book
Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1
2018
Carly Usdin
8/19/18
Book
The Outsider
2018
Stephen King
8/25/18
Film
Fahrenheit 451
2018
Ramin Bahrani
8/26/18
Book
We Now Disrupt This Broadcast
2018
Amanda D. Lotz
8/27/18
Book
Gilead
2004
Marilynne Robinson
8/28/18
Film
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
2017
Martin McDonagh
8/31/18
Film
Dead Body
2015
Bobbin Ramsey
9/1/18
Book
Complex TV
2015
Jason Mittell
9/2/18
Film
The Post
2017
Steven Spielberg
9/4/18
Book
MTM: Quality TV
1984
Jane Feuer, Paul Kerr, and Tise Vahimagi
9/5/18
TV
My Brother, My Brother and Me S1
2017
The McElroy Brothers
9/8/18
Film
The Nun
2018
Corin Hardy
9/11/18
TV
The Good Place S2
2018
Michael Schur
9/13/18
TV
Glow S2
2018
Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch
9/14/18
TV
American Vandal S2
2018
Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda
9/15/18
TV
Seinfeld S1
1990
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David
9/15/18
Book
Touch
2017
Courtney Maum
9/16/18
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S1
2014
Dan Goor and Michael Schur
9/16/18
Book
Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status
2011
Elana Levine and Michael Newman
9/18/18
Film
Silence
2016
Martin Scorsese
9/19/18
Book
Haywire
2006
George Bilgere
9/22/18
Film
The Ritual
2018
David Bruckner
9/23/18
Film
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2018
JA Bayona
9/25/18
Film
The Florida Project
2017
Sean Baker
9/30/18
TV
American Horror Story: Roanoke
2016
Ryan Murphy
9/30/18
TV
My Hero Academia S1
2016
Kohei Horikoshi
9/30/18
Book
Saga #9
2018
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
10/1/18
Film
Bad Ben: The Mandela Effect
2018
Nigel Bach
10/3/18
Book
Parasites Like Us
2003
Adam Johnson
10/5/18
Film
Hocus Pocus
1993
Kenny Ortega
10/10/18
Film
Pet Sematary
1989
Mary Lambert
10/11/18
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S2
2015
Dan Goor and Michael Schur
10/15/18
TV
My Hero Academia S2
2017
Kohei Horikoshi
10/21/18
Book
Misery
1987
Stephen King
10/22/18
Film
Misery
1990
Rob Reiner
10/29/18
TV
The Haunting of Hill House
2018
Mike Flannagan
10/31/18
Film
Child’s Play
1988
Tom Holland
11/2/18
Book
Spreadable Media
2013
Henry Jenkins, Joshua Green, Sam Ford
11/3/18
Film
Hell House LLC
2015
Stephen Cognetti
11/3/18
Film
The Crescent Moon Clown
2018
Nigel Bach
11/12/18
TV
Daredevil S3
2018
Drew Godard
11/19/18
Book
Marxism and Human Nature
2002
Sean Sayers
11/19/18
Book
Marxism and Literature
1977
Raymond Williams
11/22/18
Film
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
2015
Andy Fickman
11/23/18
Film
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
2000
Ron Howard
11/25/18
Book
Spider-Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted
2015
Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez
11/26/18
TV
The Great British Baking Show: The Beginning
2012
Andy Devonshire
11/30/18
Film
Searching
2018
Aneesh Chaganty
11/30/18
Film
The Silence of the Lambs
1991
Jonathan Demme
12/1/18
Book
Textual Poachers
1992
Henry Jenkins
12/1/18
TV
The Great British Baking Show S6
2018
Andy Devonshire
12/2/18
TV
Homecoming
2018
Sam Esmail
12/5/18
Book
Culture
1981
Raymond Williams
12/6/18
TV
Killing Eve
2018
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
12/7/18
Film
Sorry To Bother You
2018
Boots Riley
12/8/18
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S3
2016
Dan Goor and Michael Schur
12/8/18
Film
Pacific Rim: Uprising
2018
Steven DeKnight
12/9/18
Book
Production Culture
2008
John Caldwell
12/10/18
Book
Global Television and Film
1998
Colin Hoskins, Stuart McFadyen, Adam Finn
12/13/18
Film
First Reformed
2018
Paul Schrader
12/13/18
Film
Pottersville
2017
Seth Henrikson
12/14/18
Film
A Christmas Story
1983
Bob Clark
12/15/18
Film
Grinch
2018
Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier
12/15/18
Film
Jennifer’s Body
2009
Karyn Kusama
12/16/18
TV
Succession S1
2018
Jesse Armstrong
12/17/18
Book
Desperately Seeking the Audience
1991
Ien Ang
12/18/18
Book
Killing Commendatore
2018
Haruki Murakami
12/19/18
Book
Bastard Culture!
2011
Mirko Tobias Schafer
12/19/18
Book
Distinction
1979
Pierre Bourdieu
12/19/18
TV
Maniac
2018
Cory Fukunaga
12/24/18
Film
Charlie Brown Christmas
1965
Bill Melendez
12/24/18
Film
Christmas Vacation
1989
Jeremiah Chechik
12/26/18
Film
Antman and The Wasp
2018
Peyton Reed
12/26/18
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S4
2017
Dan Goor and Michael Schur
12/28/18
Film
The Burbs
1989
Joe Dante
12/30/18
Film
Ocean’s Eight
2018
Gary Ross
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