Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

December 30, 2022

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie

One: The Best of 2022

As you reflect on 2022, think about some of your favorite shows, movies, clothing items, beauty products, and trips. Sharing your favorites from 2022 with friends and family is a fun way to connect and chat about the things you’ve enjoyed over the year.

It isn’t easy to name my favorites from the year because we all have different tastes. You might not enjoy my recommendations. I will name a few shows and movies I enjoyed, and then you can read articles from other publications that shared 2022 best-of lists.

My favorites from 2022 include Only Murders in the Building (season 2 on Hulu), Loot (season 1 on Apple TV+), Severance (season 1 on Apple TV+), I Came By (movie on Netflix), The Grey Man (movie on Netflix), and Confess, Fletch (watch on HBOmax).

I watched a lot of documentaries this year and enjoyed the content that included dramatic stories and called attention to problematic situations. Read my documentary post: https://lifestyleofafashionista.com/2022/08/12/documentaries/

Here are a few articles about the best of 2022 (I haven’t seen a lot of the movies that made the best-of lists):

From NPR, The best movies and TV of 2022, picked for you by NPR critics

Clockwise from top left: The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Only Murders in the Building, Nope, This Is Going to Hurt and The Dropout
Searchlight Pictures, A24, Hulu, Universal Studios, AMC Networks, Hulu

From GMA, 10 best TV shows of 2022

Park Eun-bin in a scene from “The Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” Several family members of mine love this show, I plan to watch it in 2023.

From Elle, The Best TV Shows Of 2022

From PureWow, The Top 10 Shows of 2022, According to PureWow’s Editors

From Vulture, The Best Movies of 2022. As the iron grip streaming held on our culture loosened this past year, the theatrical experience reestablished itself.

From NPR, Justin Chang pairs the 10 best movies of 2022, and picks ‘No Bears’ as his favorite

From Vogue, The 29 Best Movies of 2022

Two: What to watch

Netflix:

Films:

Wilson Webb/Netflix. From left to right: Sam Nivola as Heinrich, Adam Driver as Jack, May Nivola as Steffie, Greta Gerwig as Babette, Dean Moore/Henry Moore as Wilder and Raffey Cassidy as Denise in “White Noise”.

White Noise At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Based on the book by Don DeLillo, White Noise is written for the screen and directed by Noah Baumbach.

7 Women and a Murder – When their family patriarch is stabbed, seven women, each with ulterior motives, become trapped together in a mansion to solve the puzzle of his murder.
A Night at the Kindergarten – A young man crashes a school play rehearsal to prevent a group of teachers and eccentric parents from expelling his girlfriend’s son.
Stuck With You En route to a party, two strangers get stuck in an elevator on New Year’s Eve — and find themselves connecting in unexpected ways.

Series:

Time Hustler After being hit in the head, a man wakes up in 1927 to discover that he’s the spitting image of a famous bandit — and decides to make the most of it.
The Witcher: Blood Origin – More than a thousand years before the world of The Witcher, seven outcasts in the elven world unite in a blood quest against an unstoppable power.

The Circle, season 5 – (new episodes weekly), Eight new players set up single profiles to sniff out catfish, form friendships and make the most of second chances in this fifth trip around The Circle.

Alpha Males, Pedro, Luis, Raúl and Santi are four friends who feel a bit lost in the new world of empowered women, each trying to adjust in their own haphazard way.

Chicago Party Aunt, part 2, Diane is an idolized troublemaker with a talent for avoiding adulthood — and a soft spot for her soul-searching nephew.

Best of Stand Up 2022

Documentaries:

Rise of Empires: Ottoman, season 2, Years after conquering Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II consolidates power, but a merciless ruler in Wallachia threatens to bring down his empire.

Hulu:

Delia’s Gone (2022 film), Accused of murdering his sister, a man with an intellectual disability embarks on a quest to clear his name and find out who’s responsible. Accused of murdering his sister, a man with an intellectual disability embarks on a quest to clear his name and find out who’s responsible.

Dec. 31st: New Year’s Eve: Times Square Ball Drop 2022: Livestream (ABC)

Disney+:

Black Pharaohs: Sunken Treasures
Generation Youtube

Prime Video:

Teen Titans, seasons one through five (2003)

Chuck, seasons one through five
Justice League Action, season one

The Mysteries of Laura, seasons one and two
Trial & Error, seasons one and two

HBOmax:

The Established Home, season 2
This Place Rules (HBO)

Paramount+:

Top Gun: Maverick (2022 film)

In Theaters:

Lionsgate

Alice, Darling (suspense/thriller), In the taut thriller ALICE, DARLING, Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”) stars as a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon. While on vacation with two close girlfriends, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective. Slowly, she starts to fray the cords of codependency that bind her. But Simon’s vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering – and, once unleashed, it tests Alice’s strength, her courage, and the bonds of her deep-rooted friendships. Fandango

Image via Netlix

The Pale Blue Eye (horror/suspense/thriller), West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe. Fandango. (streaming on Netflix Jan. 6th)

Three: What to wear

A favorite item from your closet- The end of the year is a great time to clean out your closet. Pull out some old favorite items and discard items you no longer wear.

From Who What Wear, Thanks, TikTok: These Are the Items That Went Viral in 2022

Four: What to Try

Drinking Bubbles

JASON SPEAKMAN

Women’s Health, The 15 Best Sparkling Water Brands, According To Registered Dietitians

Real Simple, If You Love Sparkling Water, We’ve Got Good News for You

Try These Affordable Sparkling Wines for a Festive New Year’s Eve

    Five: What to do

    Reflect on 2022

    From Inside Happiness, How To Reflect On The Past Year (2022)and Get Ready For The New 2023

    Image by Clique Images / Stocksy

    From Mind Body Green, Practice Self-Worth With These 30 Reflective Journaling Prompts

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