Binge watching TV shows is nothing new. Binge watching TV shows have been around for years even before Netflix. Before Netflix, binge watching TV shows used to be done through DVD sets. Before DVD, binge watching TV shows was done through marathons on TV.
The “House of Cards” TV show is bringing up the topic of binge watching online. Why? Simply because “House of Cards” is binge watchable and addicting as hell.
Check out this interesting article/blog on “binge watching”, here.
I’ll have to confess that I’m pretty guilty of binge watching on Netflix. I binged watch quite a bit of shows on Netflix: “Lost”, “24”, “Sons of Anarchy”, the original “Star Trek”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and I’m currently watching, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. I had to take a break from “Star Trek: DS9” so I can watch the new season of “House of Cards”.
I’ve also binged watched shows on DVD like “Game of Thrones” and “Dexter”.
I would usually watch 3 to 4 episodes a night… sometimes a lot more depending on how addicting the show gets.
I hate cable TV. I don’t watch much cable TV much anymore… I just use Netflix as a good substitute ’cause Netflix is way better than TV. There are only a few shows I like to watch on cable TV.
It’s interesting how addicting Netflix really is. Why is it addicting? It’s because you can watch anything of your choosing at any time you want. Plus, there are all kinds of cool stuff to watch on Netflix. All kinds of great TV shows, movies, documentaries, indie films, crappy b-movies, etc.
I’ve been watching Netflix more than playing video games on the PS3 admittedly.
Yeah, I should cut down on the binge watching and should focus on guitar playing (which I have been doing a lot of that too) but should we feel guilty of “binge” watching? No. Not at all. Like they all say, you can only live once… just once… so live your life the best as possible and the way you want to. Watch all the good stuff before you die. Nothing wrong with it.
Watching TV shows, movies, and playing video games maybe a lazy way to live life, sure but it helps you think and gets your mind off everything else in life. You’re alone and that’s all matters. Good way to relax and focus.
I’m NOT 100% lazy, though, like some accuse me of. I do get out of the house often. I do get my exercise on like go to the gym and do cardio so I’m all good.