Being jealous of people who can binge watch entire seasons of shows in two days.

Over the last few years, I have felt out of touch with what’s currently on television. It’s difficult to keep up with what’s popular on TV when you, um, don’t have a TV. I rely solely on streaming and, even then, I haven’t really been consistently watching TV. Because of this, one of my goals for the New Year is to watch at least one show consistently.

My number one problem with watching TV is trying to figure out what to watch. A lot of the shows I want to watch have been canceled for years, and I always wonder if I should watch them or if I should watch more popular shows that have not been canceled yet. I know. I know. I should be watching what I like but I can’t help but to think “Should I spend all my time watching a show no one is watching or talking about anymore?”

It’s especially difficult because I am limited to Netflix and Amazon Prime, so I wouldn’t be able to watch a good portion shows currently on the air. The good thing is, I do have a foundation to work off of. Three years ago, I made a list of TV shows that I wanted to watch. Needless to say, I didn’t finish any of them. So let’s make a new list of shows I want to watch and see if I can finish one season of one TV show in another three years.

Now, some of the shows are no longer available on streaming, so I can’t watch them at the moment, like Revenge and Awkward. Of the ones that I can watch, the only ones I’m interested in watching/finishing are Breaking Bad, Mr. Robot and True Blood. If and when I have time, I would love to re-watch Burn Notice and Dexter, although neither are priorities right now.

There are many other TV shows I want to watch but it’s tricky. I don’t like the idea of committing to a TV or movie, and then be totally devastated and/or appalled by the ending, so I have a tendency to fast forward and skip toward the end to see if I would be satisfied to watch the entire thing. I, of course, don’t do this every time and I am trying to not do as much, but it has helped with my decisions on which TV shows/movies to commit to.

In addition to Breaking Bad, Mr Robot and True Blood, I am also considering watching the following:

You’re the Worst
Daredevil
Broadchurch
Sneaky Pete
Arrested Development
Fleabag
The Americans

I’ve started on all of these shows but gave up on them for whatever reason. Mostly because it’s just difficult in general for me to watch something consistently. I don’t need to finish all of these shows before the end of the years, or even any of them. I just want to be making progress, instead of crying in front of my Netflix account. I already do that with my towers of unfinished books.

5 thoughts on “Being jealous of people who can binge watch entire seasons of shows in two days.

  1. I feel you. I rarely keep up with shows. I’ll sometimes watch a bunch and other times nothing at all.

  2. I only watch what’s on Netflix and that’s it, and it does hurt that nothing is on t.v anymore. I’ve heard of those series, but I am loving Versailles (about King Louis XIV, the Sun King) and it’s SO GOOD! Of course, it takes a lot of liberties but still, it’s good.

  3. I have track records of binge watching a season in one night and seven seasons of GoT within two weeks. Daredevil is a good show to watch, as well as Mr. Robot.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  4. I am so not one of those people who can binge that fast unless the show is under 3 seasons, I think I stopped watching shows on TV be because I’ve been so burned by shows that got canceled super fast, or got renewed and then cancel so I feel like I have to wait until I know for sure it’s not going to be canceled and then possible binge it.

  5. When i read the title i was like “lol” i just did this this week So i binged Black Mirror se05 and Good girls. Also do not feel bad about yourself about it, i have life choices between, blogging, bingewatching or reading books and so far my books are piled up… so yeah!

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