What do we watch? is a tough one to answer.
We decided to break out of our self-established, comfortable, filter bubble and started watching movies alphabetically.
Moving out of the filter bubble has been a good experience:
- We saved a good amount of time with the chosen selection method.
- We’ve watched movies we would never have picked.
- We watched classics, B-movies, genres we’d usually skip, etc.
- We also lost some saved time by watching movies which weren’t good — but is that a difference to any other selection method?
- We made an exception for the letter X and skipped it.1
We started on 15th February 2020 and made it through the alphabet by end of March 2020. That’s a pace of 26∕7 = 3.714285714 movies per week.
Movies are a form of art. Let’s keep it alive and diverse by watching movies which aren’t edited to drive business metrics to new heights.
I’m in for a repetition.
We’re not into superhero movies. I’m d’accord with this opinion: Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain., The New York Times, 4th November 2019 ↩