It’s very rare I binge watch shows. I have great control when it comes to new seasons hitting streaming. I know I will have to wait an entire year for more of this story so I should savor each episode. Two a day, max. My husband and I are experts at it. While we’re good about new seasons, there are some shows we can’t help but to binge watch a million different times. Here’s my list of binge watchable shows:
Gilmore Girls - The first ever show I binge watched. Before binge watching was called “binge watching,” I was binging on Gilmore Girls. Yes, I’ve watched all seven seasons many times over, although I’ve watched 1-6 way more than 7 because the writing in 7 honestly isn’t the best (Amy, why you leave us?!). I’ve only watched the new Netflix episodes once, but those were great! Steam on: NETFLIX
Mad Men - This show is a more recent binge watch addition. I can watch and pick apart so many episodes of Mad Men. I binged and caught up with four seasons of the series just before season five aired. On a whim, I tried this show that everyone was buzzing about. I immediately understood why. The fashion and sets are impeccable and the attention to detail is so insane that they scrapped the use of a song in the end credits because its release was historically later than when the episode was set. Like, what? Who thinks of these things? Matthew Weiner, apparently. Stream on: NETFLIX
The OC - “Welcome to the OC, bitch!” Do you remember the OC because I do! It was the “It” show of 2003. Mischa Barton’s Marisa Cooper was the “It” girl, but my favorite was Rachel Bilson’s feisty little firecracker, Summer Roberts. She was prone to rage blackouts. Emo was “cool” thanks to Adam Brody’s Seth Cohen. And I cannot not mention Chrismukkah, everyone’s favorite hybrid holiday. The music of that show influenced a lot of my music tastes. It’s really fun to go back and revisit it. Stream on: HULU
The Simpsons - I absolutely fucks with binge watching the Simpsons, thanks to FXX and their whole “every episode ever” deal. It’s great! I love figuring out what the themes are for the episodes if it’s not explicitly mentioned. I love the nostalgia attached to it as it’s something I’ve stopped to watch since childhood. And I love being surprised by my favorite episodes. Ask me what they are and I’ll draw a huge blank. But let it air and I’m like,”Oh, hell, yeah. This is one of my favorite!” Sidenote: Treehouse of Horror V is absolutely one of my favorites :) Streaming on: FX NOW
Well, there you have it - binge watchable shows, if you’re into that sort of thing. I think they run the gamut, from mother-daughter drama to trashy teen drama. I think there’s a little bit of something for everyone in these shows. If anything, someone with similar taste.