Don’t know if you’ve ever seen this sentence before, but I haven’t: “I am not a binge watcher“. This is true for me, I’m not much of a binge watcher. In case you haven’t heard the term, binge watching is a term used for watching multiple episodes of the same tv show in one sitting. It seems like most people I know do this, so I’m a bit of an oddball here. Then again, few are the individuals who ever accused me of being normal.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with binge watching (unless it’s eating up your sleep hours on a worknight 🙂 ). For me, it’s just that I like to take my time. If I watch more than an hour of one tv show, it feels like I don’t have time digest it – to let it sink in. It also helps that I don’t really have the time, so it’s not all premeditated moderation – I’m certainly no monk when it comes to willpower.
Another reason: Some shows are really good and have a limited number of episodes, so watching only a few episodes a week gives me more time with the setting and the characters; gives me time to daydream about things that happen in the show. I think I am a relatively “deep viewer” – I memorize details and allow the parts I really like to ferment and become part of the readily available landfill of trivia that I store in my think sack. If I were to cram a bunch of episodes into my brain, I wouldn’t be able to remember as much.
Just a share… I did get some work done on my morning transport, which is pretty cool. Will update more soon.
What are your viewing habits? Do you like to pile-on the episodes? Do share!