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A new data point

I’ve added a new data set.

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See Current Data for the updated main chart.

And a huge thank you to Kevin and Kamau for the shout-out on Episode 80. That made my day.

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I was three days into this project when I realized that I’m going to have to start thinking like a researcher. Which is a bit of a challenge for me, because, well, I’m not a researcher.

There are holes in my data that need fixing. For example, I listened to the first seven episodes without the intention of gathering data, so my list of Denzelisms is largely from memory.

Back to Episode 2: The Equalizer.

Here’s the starting list of Denzelisms from that episode:

  • The walk
  • General badassery
  • The lip
  • The speech
  • Denzel’s humor
  • The “Oh, really … oh, ok, ok” reaction. (Kamau and Kevin went on to call it something else, but I can’t go there.)

In future episodes they added:

  • The stutter
  • The thousand-yard stare
  • The cough
  • The Glory Tear
  • No white women as lovers (not on the chart yet)

Below is the updated chart (also see the latest table on which it is based):

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The first chart

In this first chart, the bars represent the average rating given to each film by Kamau, Kevin, and their guests (if any). The final chart will look similar to this, but in addition to displaying the average ratings, the color of each bar will represent the film’s Denzelishness.

In the example below, the bar for “Glory” is a deep red, which will be reserved for films where Mr. Washington displayed his most Denzelishness. More on that to come.

See the table of data on which this chart is based. Note that the Denzelisms are incomplete. I’ll add more of that data as I listen to the podcasts. (So far I’m capturing the walk, lip, speech, and stutter. I’ll add columns for any others I catch in the podcasts.)

Denzealot Chart (6/2/2016)

My plans for the data

Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period started in November 2014, and Episode 79 was just released yesterday, June 1, 2016.

As of this writing, I’m on Episode 8, so my data and I are very behind. My goal is to prepare a few simple charts that capture the data Kamau and Kevin are generating: their ratings of and the Denzelishness portrayed in all the films.

I have reviewed the episode information on Denzealots.com to record the ratings. I’ll have to listen to every podcast to capture the Denzelisms that Kamau and Kevin have noted for each film.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome, especially if you have ideas on presenting the data another way. (No pie chart suggestions, please. Pie charts are evil.)

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