My mom does not really watch much TV. She’d much rather be reading. The paper (she receives 2 every day). A magazine (Time, National Geographic, Bon Apetit…). A book (I inherited my need to be surrounded by books from her). Or out in the garden. Or walking the dog. Or…doing almost anything else. The only time she really chooses to turn on the TV is when she’s folding laundry or ironing.
So, when she had surgery recently and was not allowed to do her normal activities, I taught her how to binge watch. Spoiler alert: she’s not very good at it!
The first few days post-surgery she couldn’t concentrate very well, so reading only last so long. I introduced her to Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon Prime. It was perfect. Episodes are short (less than 30 minutes). She would watch two episodes and be done. But she proudly announced to her friends that she was learning how to binge watch TV.
This made me laugh. Two 30 minute episodes does not a binge watcher make. But I loved her attitude about it, as I know if she were feeling better she’d rather be doing anything else.