You call it binge watching. I call it catching up with old friends… Challenge post #3

Day #3 Last show you binge watched?

Hmm, this is more difficult to answer than I thought it would be. Lately I seem to binge watch everything!

At the beginning of this year we decided to cut the cable cord. After years of watching our bill go up in price, while our channel selection went down, and having to deal with the rudeness that oozed from their customer service department when ever we questioned it. We decided that for the handful of shows we actually watched it just wasn’t worth it anymore. So, when my sons informed me that we could watch most of fave shows on Netflix & Hulu for way less. I called up the cable company and told them to close my account and come collect their equipment. We were done!

I have to admit, I was a little worried at first. Since I work from home and the Wonder Twins are busy young adults, I am alone in the house a lot. If there is one thing I cannot stand, it’s a silent house. It just creeps me out! So  I usually use the T.V. for ambient noise. I wasn’t too sure if I could use Hulu and Netflix to achieve the same effect. (Yeah, I know. Evan I was rolling my eyes while I typed that one.)

Some shows I turn on just for the background noise. Those are usually shows I have already seen like Grey’s Anatomy, Frasier, or The Good Wife. I can let them play in the background while I work to fill the silence, and since I have already seen them before I am not as tempted to stop and watch.

Wait a minute. If I am listening to them more than watching them, can it even count as binge watching?

Of course there have been those times when I stumbled upon an old show I was too busy raising kids to watch when originally aired on cable. Like The West Wing, Gossip Girl, or Ally McBeal. Or maybe a new show that I wouldn’t have even known about, had I stuck with my boring old cable. Like Orange is the New Black or Shameless!! Well okay, Shameless is actually on Showtime. But I had no idea because I refused to pay the inflated rates to the cable company for it. So that one doesn’t count.

Now these shows I definitely binge watch!

It starts with a seemingly innocent plan of, “I’ll just watch one or two episodes while I wait for the laundry to dry.” Next thing I know the sun is coming up, my ass is numb, and the house is falling apart around me. I have no clue what day it is or even the last time it was that I blinked. But I will inevitably hear myself say, “maybe just one more episode.”

So what was the last show you binge watched? Leave a comment and let me know. I am always looking for a good excuse not to adult.




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