Hello, all! As much as I would like to spend my summer traveling from beach to beach, I’m just not that rich. And if I can’t do that, there’s really only one way I want to spend my summer: binge-watching. Here’s what I’ve been able to accomplish so far:
Breaking Bad: I mentioned this binge-watching experience in my last post, and I also promised a few thoughts on the show. My experience with it was a little strange. I went into it knowing that many people consider this one of the best TV shows of recent years if not of all time, so my expectations were high. I was immediately impressed with the writing and the acting, and I fell quickly for the relationship between Jesse and Walt. That being said, this is the only show I can think of where I genuinely love it without loving any of the main supporting characters. As far as I’m concerned, they could kill Walt’s entire family, and I would be OK with losing them. I’d even be alright with losing Hank and Marie. In fact, the characters I fell in love with — Gus and Mike — were the two that actually got killed off.
Now that I’ve brought it up, I have to mention my other issue with the show: How they killed Mike. Well, for one, I wanted Mike to win it all. He was my favorite. But when it came to killing him, I thought they didn’t do the man justice. At least Gus got half his face blown off. Mike was the ultimate badass, and you have him kind of get shot in the hip and then fall off a rock? No. I refuse to believe Mike would go out that way.
Regardless, I’m very excited for the final eight episodes that start on August 11. I wasn’t a big Jesse fan at first — he was just SO dumb — but I’ve grown to love him. I’m not sure exactly how I want things to end, but I will be pissed if Skyler and Hank come out on top. Clearly, I like the bad guys, and I’m OK with that. Hey, the show is called Breaking Bad, right?
Arrow: I had thought about watching Arrow many times before, but I don’t like to jump in on shows halfway through a season. So I recently went through all of season one, and it was rather enjoyable. It’s a great show to binge-watch, because just about every episode ends on a cliffhanger. Plus, have you seen Stephen Amell do this?! All in all, I think it’s a really fun ride to be on, and I would recommend it.
Orphan Black: I’m just starting to work my way through Orphan Black. I’ve literally only watched an episode, but I’m definitely feeling it. It has already managed to create a puzzle that I am dying to solve, and we all know that those are the best shows to binge.
My other favorite binge-watch that I did in the last year was Scandal. You will fly through it, and now is the time to catch up … trust me. What are some of your favorite shows to binge-watch? Any recommendations for me?