I’m totally using this long weekend as a weekend of “catching up.” I’m catching up on emails, blog posts, work for Levo, sleep, friends, my dating life (big LOL here), reading, and… Netflix.
I purposefully left my weekend 95% unscheduled so that I could just take my time and feel completely open. I can’t remember the last time I had an entire day without something planned. It feels amazing and I sort of wish I could do this once a week consistently. (I try… but then things pop up all the time!!)
I had every intention of catching up on everything I mentioned, except for the Netflix part. I don’t have cable, so the only television I watch is online. (Read: Dance Moms the day after it airs, obviously, and the occasional movie on Netflix.)
I really, really try to not get hooked on shows. I tend to binge watch when I find a show I like. It’s both annoying and amazing. I’ll find myself watching an episode while I work through my inbox. Or while I straighten my hair. Or when I have forty minutes to spare. Netflix really makes it easy to binge on a show since all the episodes are just right there.
One summer I would go to Blockbuster (omg, Blockbuster) and rent Desperate Housewives DVDs. Then another summer I got hooked on Grey’s Anatomy and went through like every episode until I was caught up to real time. Earlier this year, I watched all of Dawson’s Creek… ugh. So perfect.
I was looking for a new documentary to watch on Netflix. (I love documentaries.) But somehow I ended up clicking on Hawthorne and the next thing I knew… I was hooked.
One of my best friends wants to be a nurse. She was the one who really took care of me when I was completely knocked out on the floor of a gas station (true story). I have so much respect for the nursing community in general.
Anyway, I love this show now. I can’t wait to keep watching!
With everyone talking about Arrested Development, a show I never got into, I’m so interested to hear what other series are great! What are you into?