What I’m Into – Best of 2023 Edition

Instead of another post about some of my favorite things I’ve watched, listened to, or read recently, I wanted to do an end-of-year ranking of my favorite movies and TV shows of 2023.

If you’re not interested in checking out my fantastic content recommendations but are yearning for something strictly finance-related, here’s a link to the main blog page where you can read past articles.

NOTE: The content is linked in the green titles.

The Myth of the Broke Millennial by Jean M. Twenge

Before we dive into TV and movies, I did want to highlight a really great finance article I recently read.

I may even do a full post on the data shared in the post, but I also wanted to mention it here briefly.
I think it’s a pretty widely held belief that Millenials (my generation) and younger generations are currently worse off financially than previous generations. There are many reasons for that sentiment which are shared in the post (primarily social media), but Jean analyzes income and wealth data across generations to show why that belief is far from the truth. Millennials aren’t lagging behind previous generations. As a matter of fact, they’re doing just fine.

“By 2019, households headed by Millennials were making considerably more money than those headed by the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation X at the same age, after adjusting for inflation.

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t meaningfully change this story: Household incomes of 25-to-44-year-olds were at historic highs in 2021, the most recent year for which data are available.”
Ok, now onto my top-10 lists of my favorite TV shows and movies of 2023. Hopefully, these lists can help give you an idea of some things to watch as you spend time with family over the holidays.

Let’s start with TV.

Honestly, I don’t think it was an amazing year for television. When I look back at my list for 2022, I prefer many of those shows to the ones that came out this year. Nevertheless, here are my favorite TV shows of 2023:

10. Fargo S5

Fargo | Installment 5 Official Trailer | Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh | FX

9. Silo

Silo — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

8. Shrinking

Shrinking — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

7. Barry S4

Barry Season 4 Trailer

6. Jury Duty

Jury Duty Season 1 Trailer

5. 100 Foot Wave S2

100 Foot Wave Season 2 | Official Trailer | HBO

4. The Last of Us

The Last of Us | Official Trailer | Max


BEEF | Official Trailer | Netflix

2. The Bear S2

The Bear Season 2 Trailer

1. Succession S4

Succession Season 4 | Official Trailer | Max

On the other hand, I do think it was a pretty great movie year. Here are my favorite movies of 2023:

10. Theater Camp

Theater Camp | Official Trailer | Hulu

9. Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon — Official Trailer

8. Barbie

Barbie | Main Trailer

7. Past Lives

Past Lives | Official Trailer HD | A24

6. Asteroid City

Asteroid City – Official Trailer – In Select Theaters June 16, Everywhere June 23

5. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One | Official Trailer (2023 Movie) – Tom Cruise

4. The Killer

THE KILLER | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix

3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


2. The Holdovers

THE HOLDOVERS – Official Trailer [HD] – In Select Theaters October 27, Everywhere November 10

1. Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer | New Trailer

If you have any other content recommendations, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email. I’d love to hear them!

Thanks for reading!