Holidays are here, and so is the time to have tv marathons. These recent years have been the golden age of television. With series such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Luther etc television is at an accessible height. Online streaming has made it quite easy to just click on the start and continue without distractions like annoying advertisements.
Now's the time to catch up on the great shows and not feel guilty about not being remotely productive. Procrastination is the name of the game and everyone's a winner. Here are some pointers to help you on your way to television Nirvana.
Watch them in one setting
One of the joys of the holidays is that you can self degrade your body without anyone judging you! Just whip out the fatty snacks, sit down on a comfy couch and start the marathon. And watch every episode to see
how it all ends (most likely in your sleeping on the sofa). You don't have to miss anything. Alternatively, you can skip all the episodes you want. You are in control of your own destiny.
Recommended seasons: Luther, Sherlock, Simpsons, Game of Thrones
Old is Gold
It is a common fact that binge marathons favor older material as it requires it to be complete. You cannot binge watch the 3 episodes of White collar, can you? On the other hand, catching up on Breaking Bad is a sureshot way to attain tv bliss
Recommended seasons: The Sopranos, breaking Bad, Dexter, Doctor Who, Life on Mars
Catch up on shows your friends have been watching...just to make fun of them
Everyone knows that the tv shows your friends watch suck. Only you know the true good shows that are worth watching. But to know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy. Using this insight, watch all the
mediocre shows and then share the knowledge as to why they suck.
Recommended shows: Grey's anatomy, Orange is the new Black, Orphan Black, some Supernatural seasons
Binge watching can give you insight into the different fields of television (and how pretentious they are)
Television has always tried to be as factual as a political leader. But that doesn't stop it to spout complex terms and semantics to make the viewer feel transported into a world full of faulty usage of terms. Procedural drama/mystery is especially vulnerable to this faux pas. While the meaningless terms may not hinder you from the fun, they are distracting to say the least. It is as much fun to watch these shows as calling out their bullshit all the way.
Recommended shows: White Collar, Suits, House, Grey's Anatomy
|Breaking Bad, you're better than this!|
Efficiently digest and appreciate entertainment
While binge watching, you don't need to know which character that is, or which one killed whom. Is Arya the little boy or the name of that big dog? Is Nymeria a direwolf or a disease? It is an efficient way to
understand complex tv shows' etymology.
Rethink your life
In the end, these marathons may lead you to rethink why you are not going anywhere and doing something but instead stuck glued to a screen watching shows. But cmon! we all know that the probability of that is zero.