One day, I saw a show on my digital streaming service I had always meant to watch, but never did. It was raining in Ohio, the garden didnâ€™t need me, it was not a good time to exercise the dogs or walk to the library. I hit the button next to the pilot episode and began what would turn into hours of almost non-stop viewing of â€œFriday Night Lightsâ€.
I say nonstop because I folded laundry and dusted the living room in between episodes, and stopped long enough to make lunch and dinner. That night, all other chores were forgotten as I had to find out if the coach would take a new job and if the suspended player would be eligible for the next big game.
I have heard that binge watching has been studied and related to depression. I donâ€™t know exactly how I feel about that theory. I honestly treated the episodes as I would chapters in a really great book. I became involved deeply in the main plots as well as the predicaments of the secondary characters.
Next on my list - â€œGilmore Girlsâ€ and â€œThe Munstersâ€
What do you think about Binge Watching? Do you do it? How often? If not, why? And, do you think this is connected to your mood?
I look forward to hearing from you!