I Don’t Always Binge TV Shows, But When I Do… #MFRW

Before Netflix, and On Demand, the opportunity to binge watch television wasn’t available. That left me to suffer for a week, or more, waiting for the next installment. I adored shows like Charmed, The X-Files & Medium.

But now, like the joy of discovering an author with a series already complete, mass chunks of the story can be consumed at one time.  

I’m not a frequent binger of television shows. Generally, I don’t like the commitment. I have enough obligations with the demands of my characters to open myself up to more ‘time sucks’.

But sometimes, I get hooked into a show and I want to binge as much as I can.

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Usually the shows I’m drawn to have something supernatural or paranormal as the main storyline.  I can justify the time spent as research for my stories, or character analysis.

Such as my recent favorite – Outcast.  Even though there is only one season, I love this show! 

(Think mysterious supernatural possession. Oh, I can’t wait until this show comes back!)

Friends of ours recommended the show I’m currently binging. I’m enjoying it, even though it’s not my usual venue. Think sex, action and graphic violence with a few secrets thrown in.

Where’s the Paranormal Stuff?

When they told me the name of the show was Banshee, in the beginning  I spent a lot of time waiting for something paranormal to happen. Until I reminded myself that this wasn’t that type of show despite having a title (banshee) tied in with a female spirit in Irish mythology. 

As with any show, I find myself critiquing the storyline and the characters. Despite finding the main characters a bit lacking as far as depth (IMO) I’ve found my favorite characters in the show.

Secondary Characters Make the Show For Me

Three secondary characters have stolen my heat with their eccentric characteristics, or a depth of psychological layers. I adore Job, Clay and Sugar.

Do You Love Secondary Characters? 

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Of All The Shows I’ve Loved Binged Before

Here are a few other shows that have captured my time heart.

  • Bates Motel
  • Shameless
  • Stranger Things
  • Ash vs. Evil Dead
  • Bloodline

What Shows Do You Binge On?

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26 thoughts on “I Don’t Always Binge TV Shows, But When I Do… #MFRW”

  1. Sherry LewisSherry Lewis

    I haven’t watched any of the shows on your list. I may have to give some of them a try!

  2. Adriana KraftAdriana Kraft

    Love your quote at the top – TV is always teaching something. Great post!

  3. Patricia PrestonPatricia Preston

    I love the X-Files! One of my all-time favorites! I tend to love the paranormal or adventure type series over the crime dramas.

  4. Trevann RogersTrevann Rogers

    I’ve not seen the shows you mention but I’m always looking for a new favorite.

  5. Ayla RuseAyla Ruse

    I know what you mean about being too busy with writing or other things to watch TV. I honestly cannot understand how some people watch as much TV as they do! Good list of shows, btw. I haven’t seen all of those, but I think DH has. I remember him talking about Banshee and Outcast. I will have to catch Stranger Things; I’ve heard some good feedback on that one.

  6. Linda McLaughlinLinda McLaughlin

    I haven’t watched any of the shows you mentioned, but I do like paranormal and time travel. I’ve binge watched Outlander and Timeless and Once Upon a Time is waiting on my DVR.

  7. Cathy BrockmanCathy Brockman

    I liked Banshee and Bates Motel as well tough we watched them when they ran as a series.

  8. Marissa GarnerMarissa Garner

    Yep, binge watched Stranger Things. Also have been watching several seasons of Bones. Sometimes, I find myself more drawn to the secondary characters in my own writing, which can be a problem. It usually means they’ll end up main characters in the future. Enjoyed your post.

  9. Pamela S ThibodeauxPamela S Thibodeaux

    Nope…not for me.
    Call me a wimp but those are not my kind of movies…I’m a Hallmark kind of gal…and Heartland of course!

    Great to find out more about you though!
    Good luck and God’s Blessings
    PamT

  10. Helen HendersonHelen Henderson

    Secondary characters and the fantasy/sci-fi combination are my favorites too.

  11. Diane BurtonDiane Burton

    To me, the ensemble make a great series. I hate it when they kill off a secondary character (e.g., Watson’s wife in Sherlock). Other than X-Files, I haven’t seen any of the shows you mentioned. I’m not into paranormal the way I am with sci-fi. Enjoy your shows.

    Sorry about not getting my own post up. Tried to remove my name. I double-booked. Arghhh.

  12. Sorchia DuboisSorchia Dubois

    I reward myself with a binge when I meet a writing goal or when I need inspiration. Lately, I’ve rewatched all the Sherlocks–Moriarty is the BEST– and I’m about to launch into Outlander. I agree that the secondary characters can spice up a show–and sometimes wind up in spin offs! Happy Bloggin!

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