Hello and Happy New Year!! I hope today finds you healthy and filled with Peace. It was a quiet New Year’s for me, though I did hear firecrackers go off around the neighborhood. I am thankful that my dogs don’t suffer from the panic of fireworks. I always feel so sad thinking about dogs that are in this state of fear and they just can’t do anything about it. Even us humans can have a very hard time dealing with certain fears. It takes a lot of mindful thinking to be able to get through moments that we just think are unbearable. And those that have panic attacks….they are horrid. I suffered from them for years and years; they just happen upon you when you are least expecting it and you don’t know why. It takes hard work, but you can learn to understand what is going on when you are in such a state of panic and start to calm yourself. So back, to the poor dogs, I wish they could calm themselves in those times of fear.
Here is my Cooper when he was baby…so darn cute I just had to share.
I rather digressed from my topic at hand. Today I am asked about TV viewing. Do I binge watch shows? Yes, not all of the time, but yes. I grew up in the days of just plain tv – no Netflix or Hulu or Amazon. Besides being able to watch episodes one after another, the absolute best invention in TV history is that pause button! To be able to pause live TV!! I was astounded when that feature came to pass – AMAZING!! I can pause to talk to someone, I can pause and skip commercials, I can even rewind from my pause to watch something again!! When I was recently in the hospital the tv didn’t have a pause button. I realized how much I use it and how awesome it really is.
So what am I watching these days?
1.Grey’s Anatomy – my oldest daughter got me on this show a few years ago. She convinced me to give it a try, and I was hooked!! I spent a whole summer binge watching the seasons – gosh were there 11 at the time? And she and I were both so excited when it came back to television with new seasons that are just as good. I am (im)patiently waiting for the next season
2. Downton Abbey – I never could watch it because it was not on live streaming, or so I thought. I just found it last week on Amazon Prime Video for free! I am so happy because being laid up, I really needed a good long show to watch and this is great! I love the show and the costumes are just beautiful as well as the scenery.
3. MSNBC – this is my go-to news channel to watch when I am not watching local news. I like most of the reporters, but UGH! Can these news channels talk about anything besides politics? It get’s so very tiring. At least watching my local news and then ABC Nightly News can bring a bit of diversity to the news. I do enjoy watching Meet The Press with Chuck Todd. Great guests? Great Topics? Interesting Interviews? Yes that is true, but I mostly watch it because Chuck Todd is so damn cute!!!! Hahahaha, it’s true!
4. San Francisco 49ers – they have been my team for probably 40 years!!! Oh goodness I feel old! But I love watching them. A few weeks ago, my Dish programming didn’t have them on (see my blog.Who me? Frustrated?. I guess I wasn’t the only person upset because their games are back on my channels. Oh and is it ok to mention cute again? Our new quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo makes our losing season a bit more bearable to watch.
So that’s about all that I have on my TV these days. Do I like to binge watch? Yes, it has its positives. What about you? What shows do you enjoy? Do you have certain genres of shows that you like depending on your mood? Let me know!
2 thoughts on “Love to Binge (watch)!”
Great picks! I’ve wanted to watch Downton Abbey for ages but just have not found the time. I’d say my fave genre are end of the world type shows (Walking Dead, The 100). But my all-time faves are Sons of Anarchy/Dexter/Breaking Bad (I realise none of these sit in my fave genre ha!).
I don’t think I have to be any particular mood to watch a certain genre of show mind, although I naturally (not helpfully) seek out dark, depressive material if feeling low.
It’s interesting all the different shows out there and what people like. You have good collection of faves, but do watch Downton! 😊