Binge-watching is nothing new. Folks have been doing it–well, since it became available.
Sidebar: Can you believe there was a time when you couldn’t watch whatever you wanted whenever you wanted? When you actually had to *gasp* wait until a show was broadcast?! And then *gasp* sit through commercials?! And if you missed it when it was on, you had to wait until *gasp* SUMMER RERUNS?!
But I digress.
I’m not a binge-watcher. Even if I have that kind of time, I don’t have that kind of patience. I made it through all of the available seasons of Supernatural on Netflix, but it took me four or five years to do it. Hardly a qualifier for the Binge Olympics.
I tried a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones. Nah. And Breaking Bad. Meh. I couldn’t sit through an entire episode of The Walking Dead. Yawn. And Orange is the New Black was only okay. There’ve been a lot of trendy series that I’ve started and just never came back to. I spend a ton of time sitting at the computer, but at least that’s interactive. And between Dark Matter, Elementary, The Blacklist, and a myriad of other established series, as well as live sports, I watch enough television already.
Then I watched The Fall.
It’s a terrible title, totally forgettable, but that premise, those characters, and the subplots…whoa.
I get how you might not take my recommendation seriously since you probably binged every series I previously dismissed…
…but that premise, those characters, and the subplots…whoa.
This from IMDB about The Fall:
A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Just watch it.
There are issues. Like Gillian Anderson’s come and go accent. And where does he keep getting cars? And man, it’s ALWAYS cold in that office.
And yet, I can’t stop thinking about this show.
I actually watched more than one episode in a row!
That’s a binge for me.
There are only 17 episodes TOTAL.
I’m afraid to binge. I want the high to last.
But oh my goodness, I want to know what happens next!
I am not a peddler of addictions,
but I’m pretty sure the first one’s free…