Adam and I are not ashamed to love TV. We love it so much that we’re going to a TV Festival in Austin this summer (mainly for the sole purpose of the Gilmore Girls live reunion – EEEEEK!). We love it so much that we have cable, Netflix, and Amazon Prime but it’s still not enough! We love it so much that we look forward to TV binges as much as vacations.
Over the last few years, Adam and I have engaged in some epic TV binges (House of Cards, Transparent, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, The Office, Downton Abbey) and perfected the craft. Here are my top tips to TV binge like a rockstar:
Living Room Bed
I can’t believe that I don’t have any actual pictures of us doing this, but it’s my absolute favorite thing to do. If I knew I was going to die the next day, I’d want to celebrate my last night on living room bed. Basically it’s just dragging your mattress into the living room. But it creates the most ideal TV watching experience you’ve ever had. Don’t forget to add lots of blankets and pillows! My dream will be to upgrade our living room couch to this one so we don’t have to bother dragging out the mattress in the future.
Are we binge-ing the whole season? The whole series? Until 5pm? Until one of us falls asleep? If one of us falls asleep, do we have to stop the show? Do we pause for bathroom breaks? If one of us has a comment, do we pause? Mute? Or is talking not allowed? Who’s in charge of refilling the snacks? Who has to get up to feed Tobias? If someone calls us during the binge are we answering? Who’s posting the instagram picture of us binge-ing? Are we staying off of facebook in case someone posts a spoiler?
There’s a lot that goes into a good binge.
Know when to call it quits (like Kim did with Kris Humphries)
We’ve all been there. You settle into living room bed, have 4 chilled bottles of Prosecco ready, and then after a few hours, you realize this show sucks. It’s very disappointing, but you have to do what you have to do. A binge can be a glorious moment in time, or it can be a waste of time. Even though you’re heartbroken, it’s best to move on and find a new show.