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August 2, 2016
Michelle Miles: I Need a Netflix Intervention
I've been on a quest to watch every Star Trek: The Next Generation episode since I missed the last three seasons back when the show was on (it premiered in 1987 if that gives you a frame of reference). Husband was out of town for the weekend which meant there was a lot of STTNG playing on the TV. I spent my Friday night eating tacos, watch Star Trek and playing MajorMUD (a text based game similar to D&D and another post for another day) with my brother and sister-in-law firmly cementing my evening in the 1990s. Good times. Only I didn't have a great glass of cabernet in the 90s.
I made it through season 6 and started the last season on Sunday. I find myself both excited and a little sad that the show will be ending soon only because that means I will have finally seen all 176 episodes. I find the episodes that deal with Data and/or the Borg to be some of my favorite. Season 6 has been amazing. Of course yes I know I can always watch them again but there's something magical about seeing the episodes for the first time and not knowing how it's going to end.
But I have a confession. Not only do I binge watch Star Trek, I've also gotten into Pretty Little Liars. This is my guilty pleasure. The husband pretends not to notice (even though I know he's ogling the girls) and I pretend not really like the show that it's merely for research purposes only.
My binge-watching isn't just limited to Netflix. I have all the streaming TV I can dream of at my fingertips thanks to the Roku. I also have Amazon Prime and have been catching up on Downton Abby. I've been watching it as fast as I can and only have one season left. Another show I'll be sad when I reach the end.
And when I get bored with all that, there's always baseball. We tend to watch a lot of Rangers during the summer (and a lot of Dallas Stars in the winter).
So what is your guilty pleasure you like to binge watch? Inquiring minds want to know!
Michelle Miles writes fantasy and paranormal romance. Find her on the web at http://www.michellemiles.net.