Binge watching is a thing now. Y’all know that to be true. In fact, “binge watching” is listed in Wikipedia as:
Binge-watching, also called binge-viewing, is the practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show. In a survey conducted by Netflix in February 2014, 73% of people define binge-watching as “watching between 2-6 episodes of the same TV show in one sitting.” Binge-watching as an observed cultural phenomenon has become popular with the rise of online media services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime with which the viewer can watch television shows and movies on-demand.
Notice the mention of Netflix twice, yo.
That’s because Netflix created the tools to watch in a binge-y way. Shows that you might miss out on because you can’t watch them live…or your DVR is too darn full. Many people have given up on cable because they know they’ll eventually see the shows they want to watch on Netflix. Like these.
So, what is my family currently watching? I’m glad you asked. It makes creating these posts so much easier when you ask.
Let’s start with me. House of Cards is by far one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Never mind the hype, Kevin Spacey kills in this drama, both in his artistic acting and literally in his character. He haunts you. It’s addictive. My mom and I have been chomping at the bit waiting for Season 3 which starts Friday February 27th. Start watching 1 and 2 now and play katchup!
My husband has been bingeing these shows. Re-watching some. Catching up on others. FRIENDS is my guilty pleasure but The Killing, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy and Dexter is all him.
Having these nuggets of cool to watch makes him pretty happy. All he needs is his iPad and he gets a little escape when his work days get super crazy in the head.
Now, the kids. They have been watching quite a bit of everything lately. They discovered this mermaid show by accident and then we found out it is one of Netflix’s original shows.
Mako Mermaids is about these 3 mermaids who are adjusting to life on land. They live with their aunt who has the same magical power and spending time teaching the girls how to adapt. It’s sweet and not too scary for my little girl. There are new seasons coming so if you want a live action show that your younger kids can enjoy, I highly recommend.
The boy is also watching Adventure Time. I’m back and forth about this show. It’s not my first choice so I watch it with him. Right now, Netflix has Season 1 and 2 BUT they are removing the show in March. Here’s a chance to watch the show and see if it’s one you want your kids to see.
There are new shows popping up all the time including one that I’m excited to watch called…oh wait, I can’t tell you…. 🙂 I can say that it includes some of the actors from 30 Rock and The Office…. Intrigued??
Watch out for my post on March 5th. Woohoo!!!
Ta Ta…I got some BWing to catchup on..
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