Binge watching…the new buzz phrase that I hear everywhere. So is that a negative term or not? I guess it depends on how you use it. Mostly I hear it used in relation to Netflix. If you have Netflix, you probably know what I mean as you can watch every episode of every season of your favorite tv show or every movie made in the 90’s. Well maybe not everyone.
I have fallen into the “Binge watching” phenomenon! Ok, I confesss. I think I was a binge watcher even before Netflix. A long time ago when I was a little girl, I had certain tv shows that I never missed and loved so much that I would pretend I was a character in the show. The one I remember most vividly was, “Little House on the Prairie “. I wanted to be Laura Ingalls. Remember her? I would try to emulate her personality and do things the way I thought she would.
More recently my binge of choice was “Army Wives”. Love that show, partly because it is filmed right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Currently, my new love is “Hart of Dixie” about a New York doctor transplanted to a small Southern town in Alabama called Bluebell whose mayor is an ex NFL football star. It’s all about small town, deep South drama. It is relatable and funny.
I guess Netflix doesn’t have a monopoly on binge watching though. If you have DVR or ON DEMAND you can achieve the same result. As I have mentioned in my inspiration blogs, I am a big fan of “Fixer Upper” on HGTV. I DVR the episodes and can pick and choose which ones or how many I watch. My new favorite show On Demand is “We Bought the Farm”. This is a show like , “House Hunters” but they show 4 farms to a family and then the people choose one. The countryside scenery is gorgeous.
So go do you some “Binge Watching”! (Pardon my English)