My sporadic viewing habits mean I'm about two years behind on everything. It's cool though. By the time I catch up on Game of Thrones, I will have forgotten about the spoilers I stumbled on today.
I also like to watch a lot at once, plough through a whole season in a weekend. Netflix seems to take a dim view of this practice (ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?), but I'm not sure I would have enjoyed Breaking Bad as much if I'd had to wait a week between episodes.
Sometimes the binge watching experience works against me and I'll end up liking a show less. I'll watch a whole pile of Walking Dead and it will become remarkably apparent how uneven the quality of the writing is and then I'll be shocked to learn that while I'm two years behind, this more often than not boring show is still on and the ratings are higher than ever. I'm sorry, but as much as I love Carol and Darryl, it's not enough. I faced the same tough decision with The Killing. Break ups are hard.
In the last few months I've averaged maybe an hour of tv a week. Now I'm craving it. There are so many great shows out there. I ran a 50km ultra marathon this past Sunday and after all that training and hard work, I plan to spend the upcoming weekend basically couch-locked. I've got Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, Downton Abbey, and I'm open to recommendations.
What were your favourite shows two years ago?