Craig’s “The Best of 2022”
As we start 2023, let’s pause for a look at the BEST OF 2022. I hope you you see something that you enjoyed or gets you interested to check it out. Here we go…
Movies and Limited Series
In 2022, I watched 409 movies and limited series. That number is up 37 from last year. None were seen in a theater! My favorite films and limited series released in 2022 included (in alpha order):
- The Batman
- Better Call Saul: Final Season
- The English
- God Forbid
- Interview with a Vampire: Season 1
- Ozark: Final Season
- The Patient
- Primal: Season 2
- Reacher: Season 1
- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
- Top Gun: Maverick
- Werewolf By Night
Tulsa King would have made the list, but since the season hasn’t finished yet, I haven’t added it. It will definitely make next year’s Best Of list.
In 2022, I read 37 books (2 less than last year). My favorites from this year included (in the order I read them):
Love & Bullets Megabomb Edition by Nick Kolakowski
Boise Longpig Hunting Club by Nick Kolakowski
The Devil’s Own Piss… by Whiskey Leavins
61 Hours by Lee Child
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
At Their Own Game by Frank Zafiro
IQ by Joe Ide
Murder in Grease Paint by Whiskey Leavins
And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley
Righteous by Joe Ide
Trouble is What I Do by Walter Mosley
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
Later by Stephen King
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
I’m surprised I didn’t read anything by Joe Lansdale this year. How did that even happen??
My Most Popular Posts of the Year
I continue to find some surprises in what became my most popular posts each year. Here are the top ten for 2022 and some thoughts for each…
10. Top 10 Most Iconic Horror Movie Villains – Dropped from #7 last year. Second year in a row to drop.
09. Batman & Manbat by Marshall Rogers & John Beatty! New to the list!
08. The Different Covers for David Morrell’s First Blood. New to the list!
07. “Clean” starring Adrian Brody – The Poster and Trailer are Here! New to the list!
06. Gadot & The Rock Strike a Pose – was in the 8th spot last year.
05. Evidence Points to NEW Suspect as the Zodiac Killer. New to the list!
04. Louis Meyers: Evidence He was the Zodiac Killer – came in the #3 spot last year and #2 the year before.
03. Dracula Through the Ages – was in our 4th spot last year. Flipped places with Louis Meyers.
02. The TWILIGHT ZONE New Year’s Eve Marathon is Coming and the Full Schedule is Out! – was the most popular post last year but was beat out this year by Schwarzenegger and Williams.
01. Schwarzenegger in “King Lear” & Robin Williams in “Jack and the Beanstalk” – regains the #1 spot for the year.
My All-Time Most Popular Posts
The top 4 didn’t change and only one new post broke in to the All-Time most popular posts. Let’s see how things shook out…
10. Joel Osteen in Jacksonville – dropped one spot from 7th to 10th. Two years in a row of drops. May not make the list next year.
09. Gadot & The Rock Strike a Pose – was in the 9th spot for the last two years.
08. The TWILIGHT ZONE New Year’s Eve Marathon is Coming and the Full Schedule is Out! – New to the list! I love the love that the TZ is getting!
07. Steve Reeves as Superman – was the #5 all-time most popular post last year.
06. Dracula Through the Ages – up from the 10th spot. Vampires are in.
05. TOP 10 MOST ICONIC HORROR MOVIE VILLAINS! – from 6th to 5th. Two years in a row of moving up!
04. New Billy the Kid Photo Discovered – No change!
03. Zodiac Killer Code Cracked? – No change!
02. Louis Meyers: Evidence He Was the Zodiac Killer – No change!
01. Schwarzenegger in “King Lear” & Robin Williams in “Jack and the Beanstalk” – was #1 last year and continues to be our most popular post of all-time.
It’s always interesting to see which topics resonate with fans and continue to be popular long after their initial post.