When you hear the word “binge”, immediately images of someone binge eating or binge drinking come to mind. Neither of these of particularly good things to do, right? But lately, I’ve been binging in a different way – and it’s actually been a good thing!
I’m talking about binge watching TV series!
Now, if I were plopped in front of the TV 24/7 and ignoring all of my obligations, this would probably be a negative thing too. But I’ve been actually getting a lot of things done while I’ve been binging watching.
Because Netflix is available on a variety of devices, I can take whatever series I’m engrossed in with me wherever I am.
So I set aside a day to clean my office and made the paper filing and closet sorting go by so much faster with Season 3 of Orange is the New Black. Once I had finished that series, I found out that NCIS had been added to the line up. Now, I was a bit late to discover NCIS and didn’t start watching until quite a few seasons in. I have caught many of the older episodes here and there on cable channels but they were rarely in order and I know I’ve missed a bunch. I love being able to watch the whole series, in order, on my time. NCIS was my company while I cleaned out the fridge, organized my closet, folded the HUGE mound of laundry that was the result of a week’s vacation, and scheduled upcoming social media posts.
How am I able to take my binge watching habit with me while I do so many different activities?
The fact that Netflix is available on our main TV via the Roku, in my office on my computer (that second monitor is coming in really handy!!), and wherever else I happen to be thanks to my iPad, means Netflix can go wherever I want!
Now I’ve even got Josh in on the binge watching action.
He just discovered Dragons: Race to the Edge. It’s the follow up to How to Train Your Dragon and features Hiccup and Toothless (everyone’s favorite dragon!). After watching the first episode, he complained about the cliffhanger ending and how he “couldn’t possibly wait until the following week” to find out what happens next! Imagine how thrilled he was when I showed him that the whole first season is just a click away on Netflix!! Now, when he has down time between camps he can fill in with his new favorite series.
I’m thinking binging might finally shake all of the negative connotations that have plagued it for years. Binging can actually be a good thing, right?
What are your favorite shows to binge watch??
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