My Name Is Marissa and I’m a Binge Watchaholic
"Binge-watching" only became a term within the last few years, but I've been doing it long before it was the cool thing to do. Before Netflix, before "On Demand," heck, before DVD.
This might date me, but I was the VHS queen. No, for real. I was a video taping master. I was so much the queen I would get blank video cassettes as birthday and Christmas presents. Pathetic? I think not. However, it was almost a disappointment when all of these big companies started realizing they could make a quick buck by releasing all of our favorite shows on video and then to DVD.
With that being said, I still have a box full of videos with everything from musical performances of some of my favorite groups and bands on talk shows (remember, this was pre-YouTube) to TV shows like Ed that haven't been able to be released because of music licensing issues (LOVED that show!)
Now with DVDs easily accessible, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, On Demand, etc we're able to watch episode after episode after episode without even trying. The addiction is real and no one is judging! (Well, maybe Netflix when it asks if we're really still watching. Yes, yes I am with a pint of ice cream in my sweat pants. Shut up, Netflix.)
What are some of the shows you've binged? I'll admit I was a little late to Breaking Bad, so I flew through that. After meeting David Duchovny, I went back and bought Californication and watched all 7 seasons in a matter of a month. No, it gets worse. Dexter. Oh, sweet, serial killing Dexter; I watched 96 episodes in 2 weeks. Sigh. SO GOOD.
I'm not sure when my love of entertaining TV began. Was it back in the day, watching cartoons like Care bears, the Muppet Babies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? (Cowabunga Dude!) Or was is sitcoms like FRIENDS and Will & Grace? The teen drama of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawsons Creek, or One Tree Hill? It really could be any of those moments. They're all etched in my brain. I can remember watching taped episodes of the Care bears on Betamax. Okay, I'll stop. Well, after this episode.
To be binged next: Game of Thrones.