What’s your pick for best show to binge watch?
Hello. My name is Boris, and I’m a binge watcher.
I recently finished burning through all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix. It took me around 3 months, watching an hour every night or so. If things really heated up, I was free to immediately watch the next episode. If I needed to take a couple days off, there was no pressure; The rest of the series would be waiting for me in my cue. It was pure TV heaven – watching one of the greatest shows ever on my own schedule. So it’s safe to say that I’m now officially hooked on binge watching.
Sure, I’m a little sorry I missed out on being able to discuss each week’s Breaking Bad while it was on. But the gratification of not having to wait a whole week for the next episode… or an entire summer for the resolution of a cliff-hanger, was thrilling. I spent a good 7 years of my life watching Lost. It was so frustrating to wait every week to find out what was going on only to be strung along until the next week, and the next season. I even admit to scouring message boards for spoilers just to get my fix. But now that I’ve binged out on an entire series, I’m officially done with “live TV”. From now on, I wait until a season is over… or a whole show has ended before watching!
So now that Breaking Bad is behind me, what’s next? Should I do House of Cards? Maybe Walking Dead? I’ve heard good things about The Wire… maybe I’ll channel my inner nerd and finally give in to Game of Thrones.
What’s your favorite show to binge on? We’ll be discussing your favorites tomorrow morning and I’ll compile a list of your favorites here after the show… so comment below and we’ll start binging together this week.