I can’t tell you how many times I see this posted on Facebook.
I’ve got the house to myself and I need some shows to binge watch!
Because apparently, Facebook is the place to do that and binge watching is now a real live thing. It’s true. Even Urban Dictionary has it in there (although it’s listed as “binge-watching” and refers to a DVD boxed set – like anyone watches THOSE anymore).
These days, binge watching is all about streaming on Netflix. Although I can’t binge watch (not for technical reasons, I just don’t have the time or attention span), there are many of you like my son who need ALL the EPISODES of ALL the SHOWS.
But I always have recommendations like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Once Upon A Time, mainly because those are the only shows I watch right now. Add to that the standards like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Scandal, and American Horror Story (all of which are available on Netflix streaming) and you can have hand-picked, friend-vetted television to watch for months (or days, for some of you).
Who knew crowdsourcing would become a thing for TV promotion? When I was a kid, I remember that the new fall lineup was a Very Big Deal. We’d watch commercials for new shows that were coming. I think there were even entire TV shows that were dedicated to promoting the new fall lineup. And you ALWAYS had the buy that Fall Preview edition of the TV Guide.
Now, you can rely on Facebook, friends, and members of the Netflix Stream Team, like me, to keep you apprised of what’s on your viewing horizon and when. Because this is the next show I want to watch.
The synopsis: Sense8 is centered around eight characters that live in different cities around the world who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by this experience. They are suddenly able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, and have access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must these eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.
I read that and was totally hooked. It made me think of what would happen if Misfits and Heroes had a baby. Maybe. You watch the trailer and see for yourself.
And I was so excited to read about this show coming to Netflix on June 5 (with a full season of episodes) that I thought I needed to break this news to all of you. Until I realized that this trailer (at the time of writing) had 4,263,041 views. So I guess I’m not breaking the story.
If the trailer isn’t enough for you, Netflix has created 8 separate videos to introduce you to each character that plays an integral part of the story.
So what do you think? You think this will be bingeworthy? Personally, I plan to get the kid to bed (he already told me the trailer “sounded” scary) and have a date night with my husband who loves weird, interesting shows.
This post was written as part of my role on the Netflix Stream Team. Topics, selections, and all opinions are my own. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Good advice to set time aside for this show. I cannot wait!
If you are interested in another weird, thrilling show, you should check out the anime Attack on Titan. It is still only subtitled on Netflix, but they plan to get it in English soon. What is great is that you more or less know by the end of the first half-hour episode if it is a show that you will like.