We canceled our cable earlier this year, and I guess we’re part of a growing trend. We’re called, “cord cutters.” Who knew? Last time I was part of a trend I was riding the beanie baby bandwagon HARD. Even investors are picking up on the trend.
People are canceling their cable to save money, but also people are cutting the cord because the way we watch TV is changing. Waiting every week to watch one episode is out. What’s in? Binging. Binge TV watching is sitting down to watch a whole season of shows in a short amount of time. It’s easier to relax and use the rest of your time to do other things.
Since we’re part of this growing trend, I thought I’d give you a list of the top 10 shows I’ve watched so far on Netflix. And, yes, I’ve binged.
1. Mad Men.
It’s so good that when I finished watching all the episodes, I thought I broke up with someone.
Totally a guilty pleasure. It’s like stuffing your face with
This is my current FAV. Love Kerry Washington and her relationship with POTUS. Every episode unravels more and more about her staff and past. AMAZING.
This show takes me back to summers I spend watching soap operas.
5. Downton Abbey (first season only)
Like getting to hang out with Jane Austen except waaaaaaayyyy more scandalous.
6. House of Cards
This is a Netflix original, and it was nominated for an Emmy. Do I need to say more?
I’m not sure why I love this show, but it’s hard to go wrong with a man in a dog suit. p.s. The jokes are rated RRRRRuff!
8. New Girl
I laughed out loud at this show. I even wanted to roll on the floor.
9. Orange is the New Black
Like House of Cards, this is a Netflix only show. I LOVE the relationship between one of the prison guards and one of the inmates. Plus, I’m learning a lot about prison.
10. Breaking Bad/Arrested Development
Okay, I haven’t watched these shows, but they are on my list. I’ve heard so many great things about them, I know they will be great binging material.
I think the most interesting part of the new binge TV trend, is where it will take TV. In 10 years, if companies like Netflix, HULU, and Amazon keep producing great material, then cable may not exist. Or, maybe we will only pay for shows/channels we want to watch? Wow, wouldn’t that be amazing? You wouldn’t have to pay for 300 channels full of infomercials? I really think it could happen…except for one thing.
Sports. The biggest obstacle facing a TV revolution is sports. If Netflix could come up with a way to stream live sports, I think TONS of people would cut their cable forever. I’m pretty sure in about a year we will be back on the cable bandwagon for this reason alone.
Do you have any shows to add to my list?! I need some more binge material.