Binge-watching, Is It An Addiction?
Last Update: Sep 29, 2018
Another weekend is here and my bride of thirty plus years and daughter are heading to St. Louis to see the Broadway show Love Never Dies which is a sequel to The Phantom Of The Opera. I am home alone with my canine furbabies Scrappy, Roxy, and Desi Lu watching an old television series due to an inflamed sciatic nerve.
Over the past few years, I find that I do not like to watch television series as broadcast, and it seems as though I am not the only person that prefers using this methodology of viewing programs.
For me, binge-watching also called binge-viewing or marathon-viewing started with the series Deadwood which aired on HBO. We did not subscribe to HBO, so when it became available on Netflix, we watched the entire series in less than a week of time.
My wife and I were hooked much the same as our grown children on binge-watching and as the years have passed so have the series we have watched. There are differing opinions on if binge-watching is good or bad, but perhaps there is nothing wrong if in moderation.
Well, that is a twist, what is binge-watching in moderation? Binge-watching in moderation is where you do not need to watch a series every day or every week but occasionally. For example, we have been watching the eleven seasons of the comedy series Frasier for well over a year where we may view one or two episodes a night.
So, today I am not using my moderation technique as I watch the crime drama series Hill Street Blues, but maybe it is more for background noise than entertainment since I am also working and blogging throughout the day.
The last series we binge-watched by definition was Black Sails. Soon, we will need to binge watch season two of Westworld which we have put off and the newest season of Game Of Thrones.
Perhaps, my need to binge-watching goes beyond television. I love to read series books, I listen to specific types of music and switch to different genres, I write in spurts, and I utilize the same methodology in other areas of my life.
- Do you have binging traits? What are they?
- What television series would you recommend bing-watching?
I best return to my furbabies and watching Hill Street Blues. It can be interesting being fifty plus going on fifteen.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
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