Binge Watching TV
Binge Watching TV
Hey new readers and old readers alike, welcome to my arts and entertainment blog. I have been doing a lot of work from home lately, meaning that I sit in my room with the TV on while I am at my computer. I then close the computer after 6-8 hours of work and continue to watch the TV, usually without moving at all. This is the age of technology, and with it the age of binge watching. WIth the constant supply of newly uploaded movies and TV shows from legitimate and illegitimate sources alike, we find ourselves catching up on years of television within a couple of afternoons.
I love watching comedy shows. I consider myself somewhat of a purveyor of comedy, and as such when I find even decent quality comedy I have to see it all. This creates a dilemma at a point however, where because you have access to all of the information immediately you understandably want to absorb it quickly. After then absorbing everything of quality you can find, you are only left with things that would be considered ‘unqualified’. For me the best example of this is finding a comedy show to watch. I have watched most shows that aired in the past 20 years of any relevance, and now am stuck with ones that society either deemed unworthy or I personally do (talking about you Big Bang Theory).
I have found that to cope with this issue, I simply must venture out of my comfort zone and try shows that I would not have tried before. I have found some really great shows to watch doing this (Modern Family, 30 Rock) but also some absolute duds (Dr. Ken). Isn’t that what watching TV is supposed to do though? Weed out the great shows from the terrible ones? And how can they be weeded out if no one is watching them on the station and during release?