Have you ever obsessively watched a TV show or listened to the same song on repeat for days on end? If the answer to that is yes, then congratulations and welcome to club because you’re just like me.
When I find a TV show I love, I will binge watch it every moment that I can through out the day. Then when I’ve most likely cried at the hopefully happy ending, I’ll turn around and start it all over again, not willing to accept it’s over. I have a list of shows that I do this with, when I’ve watched one enough times I’ll move on to the next one, then the next one until I’m back where I started.
It’s very rare that a new show will make the cut to this level. The most recent addition was The Good Place. Which is no surprise since Michael Schur’s ‘The Office US’ and ‘Parks And Recreation’ are also my list. At the moment I’m in my Pretty Little Liars cycle, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched it through since it finished airing. It’s one of those ones where it was on for so long, so I like to go back to the start to see how different it all was, and how different the characters were. It certainly puts character development into perspective.
It’s not just TV shows though, it’s music and games too.
When I went to the cinema to see Frozen 2, I followed that up by listening to the song ‘Into The Unknown’ so much that it ended up in my Apple Music 25 Most Played Songs. The same thing happened when I saw Bohemian Rhapsody – I just adored the movie version of ‘Love Of My Life’, and I just wanted to listen to it all of the time.
Then most recently I got back into playing on ‘The Sims 4’, and that got out of control fast, but in the best way. I started building a house, and I was up until 3am three days in a row, just building and furnishing. It was my best work, I gave the house everything it needed in an effort to have it as a generational house my my characters, then their kids and then their kids and so on. There’s even a graveyard ready…
I enjoy this part of myself, I find that even though it can get repetitive it keeps things interesting, it allows me to try new things.
My message to you is to embrace your quirks and embrace every part of who you are. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’ve watch too much of one show or that you spend too much time doing one thing.
They’re the ones missing out.