The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic is: TV shows I binge watched.
I’m not a big TV person, but I do like to watch things while I make my breakfast and pack my lunch in the mornings, while I’m cooking dinner at night, or to make getting the laundry folded a little less painful. My problem is that if I watch more than a season of a show at a time, I get bored and never go back to it. There have been a couple exceptions.
The first show I ever binged was Supernatural. My husband had been watching it from the start and even though I’d caught an episode here and there, I never really got invested. However, he watched two episodes back to back one night and suddenly I needed to watch it. He encouraged me to start it on Netflix while he waited for the new season. Problem was, that the new season was going to be number eight. So, um, yeah, I managed to get through seven seasons of Dean, Sam, and eventually Castiel in about 2 months.
Yeah, Dean, really.
The next was a show called Chicago Fire. I started watching it randomly and got sucked in from the start. Then, for some reason, my husband stopped recording it and we stopped watching it. Which caused me to pick it up again last year. I’ve managed to get through three seasons before I needed a breather. But ah, Severide…
This last one is different in that it only has one season so far: The Witcher. My husband was deep in whatever it was he’d been suffering with that December and, since he couldn’t do much else, suggested we watch an episode. He’d been a huge fan of the games (especially Witcher III: Wild Hunt), and I had started reading the books, so we were both prepared. We finished the first episode, I looked over at him to ask what he thought and before I could ask, he said, “Want to watch another?” That Saturday, we went through six of the eight episodes. It was also the last thing he and I watched together because I had to take him to the ER the next day. But I’m happy and thankful we got to spend that time together. I’ll never forget what he said the first time Jaskier appeared on screen. “Oh god, I hate that bard. He’s SO annoying n the games!” HAH! (FWIW, Jaskier’s one of my favorite characters.)
Okay, sorry – I didn’t mean to get maudlin on you there. But I cannot wait for season 2 and I can guarantee you, I’ll likely watch the whole season in a weekend if I can.
(That last one’s for you, M.)