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The 9 Stages of Binge-Watching a New Show

The 9 Stages of Binge-Watching a New Show
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1. Curiosity. I know you said “‘Sherlock’ is amazeballs!” But really, how good could one show be?

2. Bewilderment. What is going on with my Facebook feed right now? Am I the only one NOT watching “Orange Is the New Black?” Because it is all anyone is talking about. And who the hell is Crazy Eyes?

3. Annoyance. FINE! I will watch an episode of House of F#&KING Cards just so everyone will stop saying “ERMAHGERD I can’t believe you haven’t watched House of Cards yet.” 

4. Skepticism. OK. That first episode of “The Sopranos” was pretty darn good, but there is no way a show can sustain that kind of power. 

5. Confusion. What do you mean it’s 2 a.m.? I only watched…Oh wow, I watched six episodes of “The Walking Dead” in one sitting. I need to go to bed.


6. Bargaining. Well, if I just watch one more episode of “The Wire” I can still get four hours of sleep before work tomorrow. I will just skip breakfast. That is totally doable. 

7. Avoidance. I am leaving if you keep talking about “Mad Men.” I am only on Season 3. 

8. Acceptance. There is still another season of “Downton Abbey” to watch? I guess I can forget about showering this weekend.

9. Withdrawal. That… that can’t be the end. There has to be another season of “Breaking Bad.” WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE?!?!?! I Just need one more episode. Wait, what’s this? “Dr. Who?” I guess I can give that a try.

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