The Enticing Luxury of Binge-Watching
The art of binge-watching. This has been perfected over the years by countless thousands across the globe. The idea of watching hours upon hours of movies or TV on end has been unimaginable in the past. But now, technology has given us the ultimate tool to spend our days in leisure and luxury…binge-watching!
But what does ‘binge-watching’ really mean? Let’s first go to the dictionary to find out how this slang term started and what it means to us today! Of course, it is easily a compound word. A word or phrase that is made up of two or more words.
Let’s go to the first word of course. What does binge mean? We attach the word to drinking or watching, but let’s take a look at what the dictionary tells us about the meaning of the word ‘binge’.
1 .a short period devoted to indulging in an activity to excess, especially drinking alcohol or eating.
“he went on a binge and was in no shape to drive”
synonyms:drinking bout, debauch;
1. indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess.
“some dieters say they cannot help binging on chocolate”
And do we really binge-watch? Of course! Anybody who has gone through a Lord of the Rings Trilogy has binge-watched. People who run straight through Episodes I through VII of Star Wars has binge-watched. And anybody who is anybody who has watched Game of Thrones would not have made it to the penultimate season this year without having binge-watched! We all binge-watch! There is so much content out there that it is impossible to watch them all without camping inside your room and watching straight for hours and hours!There you have it! Binge! It simply means to overindulge or to do a thing in excess. So that’s what it was! So if you add a word at the end like ‘watching’, it means that binge-watching is simply watching a lot! There you go!
My Personal Binge List
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Personally, I am very picky when it comes to shows that I watch. There is no strict criteria or objective, but I do favor some over others, and these are what I spend my binge-watching time on. For TV series, some of my sure fire favorites are the following:
- House of Cards
- Smallville (yep, Smallville!)
- Designated Survivor
- Lost (I went through it all just to find out that it never happened!)
- How I Met Your Mother (Legendary!)
- Daredevil on Netflix
- The Last Ship
- And many others!
I also love animates series. In this case, some of the more famous anime take the cake. Here are some of my most watched animated shows!
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- Naruto Shippuden
- Samurai X
- One Punch Man
- Any and all Marvel animated series (Avengers!)
- The new Voltron series
- And many others!
Binge-watching is a delicate art and requires lots of techniques and accouterments to accomplish! And since we are binge-watching experts, let us help you out with a guide to the 7 things you absolutely must have for that perfect binge watching experience!