I’m thinking about shutting off my cable. If it wasn’t for my husband’s sports addiction, I wouldn’t have to think about it at all, it would just be done. This isn’t because I’m one of those people who never watch television. Quite the opposite actually, I watch a lot of television. I’m not great with schedules though, so I prefer to watch my shows whenever I have the time, and I don’t want to wait a week in between each episode.
Translation: I binge watch a lot of television shows.
It started a couple of years ago with Lost. My husband and I started watching and couldn’t stop. We were turning it on every night after the kids went to bed and watching until the wee hours in the morning, leaving little time for sleep.
Since Lost, we have watching a variety of series including Big Love, Prison Break, Breaking Bad, 24, Mad Men and Once Upon a Time. These were all great shows that kept our attention night after night.
My newest Netflix obsession is a bit embarrassing. My eleven year old daughter came home from a birthday party and said that all of her friends were talking about Pretty Little Liars and she thought she would like to watch it. Knowing very little about the show, we decided to watch a couple of episodes and decide if it was appropriate for her to watch.
It is not a show for eleven year olds.
Pretty Little Liars is geared towards teens, but I just can not stop watching! Obviously the story is intriguing and the constant cliff hangers bring me back, but there’s something more than that. I think it’s the teens who dress like 25 year old fashionistas and have an unusual amount of crises in their lives. Their unending number of secrets and revelations keep me coming back. I’m in season five and I’m sure I’ll keep watching until I’m all caught up.
What is your current Netflix obsession?