In 2015, any person under a certain age with an internet connection and a subscription service has succumbed to the Binge Watch. You know the drill, you either have a couple of days off work, or you stay up at night and watch several episodes of a television show on Netflix or Hulu, and you can’t stop until you’ve finished the series. My wife and I are no different in this aspect. We start a show, and we keep going and going and going. Bingeworthy is a feature on this site dedicated to those shows. Parks and Recreation is one of those shows. It’s completely hilarious, light, and fun, but it’s best feature is its character work and heart. (more…)
Hey everybody, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve posted on here, but considering my record three posts from last year, I’m doing pretty okay in that department. There a lot of things I want to discuss in the coming days, weeks, and months, but one thing that has been on my mind for the past month or so is television. I’m not one to really keep up with television on a weekly basis with the exception of professional wrestling, so services like Netflix and Hulu+ really come in handy when I want to give in and watch some televised programs. One thing that goes along with these services is the marathoning phenomenon.
Marathoning has pretty much been a thing since TV on DVD became a thing, and some of the shows that really seemed to fit well for that lifestyle for me were shows like Heroes, CSI, and Smallville. I watched all of those shows on DVD until I caught up with the series as it was airing, and the only one I stuck through the whole way was Smallville considering I developed a closeness with a community of watchers/lovers/obsessers and I befriended one of the writers, who is currently writing the Smallville Season 11 comic, if you are so inclined to check that out, which you absolutely should. It’s currently the only Superman related comic that I care about. But I digress. Marathoning television shows works so incredibly well for a lot of shows, and it’s a great way to kill some time in the evening before you start going to bed, and it’s even a great way to get yourself relaxed while you are actually in the bed and ready to fall asleep. Certain shows can be absolutely addictive, and today I’m going to discuss some of the shows that I love and that I am currently or have previously marathoned in the past few years. All of these shows are on Netlfix, so if you’ve got that service or can use someone else’s account, you’re good to go. So, in the immortal words of P!nk, let’s get this party started. (more…)