Summer Binge Watching


If you know me, you know I don’t get out much during the school year. 60-hour work weeks and a house full of kids and pets keeps me from indulging in extracurricular activities, including watching all the TV shows that everyone talks about.

So during the summer when I’m not chauffeuring the kids to camp, or cranking out my next novel, I binge watch. Come to find out, I actually prefer binging to the weekly sample size. Enjoying a season or two, or five, within a week is . . . fun! And since none of it moves into long-term memory, I can binge some of my favorite series more than once!

My Top Ten TV Series for Binge Watching


  1. Firefly, followed by the movie Serenity
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. The West Wing
  5. Outlander
  6. The Good Wife
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  8. House of Cards
  9. Lost
  10. True Blood



For extra credit I like to binge watch Movie Series. Some of my favorites include:


  • 4 Indiana Jones movies
  • 3 Lord of the Rings movies
  • 7 Harry Potter movies
  • 2 Kill Bill movies
  • 3 Dark Night movies
  • 3 Star Wars IV-VI movies
  • 8 Police Academy movies (don’t judge)
  • 4 Jurassic Park movies
  • 2 Bridget Jones’s Diary movies (with a 3rd on the way)
  • 3 Iron Man/ 2 Avenger movies
  • 4 Sharknado movies (come on, lighten up)Sharnado_You_Know_You_Love_It
  • 3 Godfather movies
  • 3 Matrix movies
  • 3 Toy Story movies
  • 13 Star Trek movies (best broken into sets by cast: 6/4/3)
  • 3 Back to the Future movies
  • 3 Spiderman movies (the ones with Tobey Maguire)
  • 4 Superman movies (the ones with Christopher Reeves)
  • 5 Alien/Prometheus movies (with a 6th on the way)
  • 7 Fast & Furious movies (with an 8th on the way)
  • Come_on_Its_JohnyDepp_playing_a_pirate5 Pirates of the Caribbean movies
  • 5 Terminator movies
  • 3 Naked Gun movies
  • 5 Die Hard movies
  • 4 Spy Kids movies (OK my kids love them and I love hanging with my kids, so, yeah, I watch these too)

Have I left off any of your favorites? Put them in the comments below!