Watching an entire TV series at once is a much different thing than watching week to week. Ruthanne did it with 24, and when while she was watching I found it odd that during our phone conversations she talked about Jack Bauer like he was a family member. But after spending the past 3 weeks with Walter White and Jesse, I’m beginning to see how she felt.
I recently caught up on the past four seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix and I wouldn’t be surprised if I felt the need to call Saul the next time a major problem arose in my life.
It’s intense to immerse yourself in the characters and storyline over such a short period of time. The traditional television watching schedule gives you that 7 day break between shows so you can go on with your real life and not end up confusing characters with people you know.
It’s a good thing to pace your entertainment.
But a few weeks of a series immersion is a thrill ride. It’s nice to have options.