A Binge-Watching Hangover

6 a.m.

That’s what time I went to bed this morning.

Was it homework?  A Camp NaNoWriMo writing session?

Nope.  It was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Now, first of all, I typically don’t do “all nighters”.  I am usually toast by midnight on a good night at best.

Actually, it has been a while since I have done this.  This weekend is unusual because the kids are off today and my husband is away at a Scout camp (see the pics at the end, the area is gorgeous).  I JUST finished my last course for this term and have breather before the next ones start.  Right now I have the RARE opportunity (which only comes on when the hubby is away) to watch shows that no one else wants to.  Tonight’s guilty pleasure will probably be Grace and Frankie .


So, what is it about binge-watching? Or binge-reading for that matter?  What draws us into a story line that has us give up hours of time that could be spent doing things like, oh I don’t know…


It’s a chance to catch up on something that we really enjoy I guess, and in my case, the only time that I have to do this is staying up all night.

It’s not just reminiscing over a favourite show either.  My family and I have binge-watched both Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.  There have been more than a few books that I have started to read and had difficulty putting down.

It really is a luxury, and not one that any of us have a chance to do often.  Many of us (including myself), have a sense of guilt about doing it.  That we should take that time for other things.  Frankly, I am not the type to go out and get my hair done, or do spa days or anything.  Losing myself for hours on end over entertainment is my getaway.

And you know what?  That’s okay.  My house is clean, my kids are fed, and the world will not end if I forget about it for a few (um…7) hours.  After this weekend, I have no idea when I will get a chance to do this again.

What about you guys?  Do you binge-watch or binge-read?  What is your latest guilty pleasure?  Tell me all about it!!

Oh, and as mentioned, here are photos from my husband’s Scout camp.

jaycamp2  Jaycamp


Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!  It’s time for me to get some COFFEE and Camp NaNoWriMo WRITING done.  🙂


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12 thoughts on “A Binge-Watching Hangover

  1. I absolutely do bingewatch (and bingeread) when I get the chance. Some people have retail therapy, I have tv show marathons 😀 I loved Buffy growing up, and I’ve been thinking of bingewatching the series again, because it’s been so long. Glad you had a great weekend!

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