Binge watching is the new standard

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I have all but quit watching TV shows when they air. I believe I stopped watching live TV shows when Friends went off the air, before DVRs were a thing. I don’t like commercials and with Netflix, Hulu and other knockoffs, you can watch an entire season rather quickly. Once the streaming services became available it made it too easy to watch what I wanted on my schedule. There are some shows that I like to keep up to date on so I will wait about a month until they get at least 4 shows in the books before I begin watching. Then there’s that awful period of waiting for them to get another 4 episodes in the queue.

I’ve never been nor ever will be a fan of Game of Thrones. I’ve heard enough people talk about it to know that I won’t like it. However, if I ever do watch it, I will wait until the series finale, then watch all the seasons in about a month.

I’ve caught the first 5 seasons of Last Man Standing and now have to wait for season 6 to come out to Hulu, since Netflix decided to drop the show. Which means, I have to subscribe to yet another service to see what I want. If it wasn’t for the Marvel shows on Netflix, I would drop them. I find that I search Netflix more than I watch. And now with Disney pulling all their content it will make the decision easier. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve binge watched over the years ranked from Happy to Depraved.

  • The Office (Netflix)
  • Parks and Recreation (Netflix)
  • Justified (Amazon Prime)
  • The Sopranos (Amazon Prime)
  • Dexter (Netflix)
  • Friends (Netflix)

The last three I really didn’t like the last few seasons, I just wanted to complete them so I could be disappointed with the endings.