I love the concept of binge watching. I do not however like to binge watch shows. I cut the cord with classic cable but still stream entertainment from Prime and Netflix. What can I say…I’m from the generation raised on TV that started with Saturday morning cartoons and grew from there.
I love the static it creates in my head. Even when I’m not invested in what I’m watching I like to have it on in the background. To be an adult means you can watch whatever you want and melt your brain and all those weird things my Mom told me growing up. Reading was better of course but being a dyslexic child I hated reading. TV didn’t give me that kind of frustration that books did. However it created other problems. It was an addiction. I can’t live without it.
Now they have binge watching. That’s just pure evil genius. I can pay for a service that lets me watch, commercial free, television shows and movies. OMG! This is heaven, right?
Well, no, it’s not heaven really. It just compounded an already glaring problem. I watch a lot of TV and get very little done. Case in point. I’ve been binge watching 6 seasons (23/24 episodes per season) of ‘Crossing Jordan’. It’s a show much like my favorite go to show ‘Bones’. It started out great. I liked the premise and the characters but after season 2 they dumped Jordan’s Dad and the story of her 1/2 brother and well I continued to watch anyway. It was the characters that kept me watching. It was case after case with little background story line. What I’m trying to say is it got boring. I got through five season because I felt that at any moment things would get better. They had to, didn’t they?
No they did not have too. In fact, I skipped most of season six. It was time to end this grueling facade I actually liked this show and just watch the last episode. The big send off. It was dumb but at least they all lived.
I also went through this with the show Drop Dead Diva. I loved the first couple of seasons then it ceased to hold my attention. Again, after five season I just stopped watching. I just didn’t care what happened next. Supernatural has a large fan base that love the show. I stopped watching after the second season of redressing the same story lines. Over and over it was the same creepy stuff but I never liked the lead characters. I moved on.
I’m beyond the middle age point in my life and just can’t continue to waste my time on crappy shows anymore. The frustration levels I am experiencing over this whole Crossing Jordan mess. I had to watch Murder, She Wrote episodes to cleanse my mind of what I call The CJ Incident of 2019.
On a good note. I’m trying to read more. Just finished another book. I will never be a fast reader because of my dyslexia but what dyslexia can’t rob me of is my imagination. Books leave the imagery up to the reader. I like that very much.
TV will always be a part of my life because I find it comforting. I just hope to find it less annoying than it is now, lol.