Everyone has Netflix. Maybe you Amazon Prime or Hulu, too. Whatever your streaming app of choice, harder choices are made in how time is spent. Sometimes it’s job related, others it’s based on what other people can tolerate. Until there becomes a hub for all these streaming apps that combines them, watching shows one at a time is the best option.
It took me forever to just sit down and be patient with shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. And then there’s all those different superhero shows that don’t look great but you wonder why they have so many, right? So I made myself watch Arrow and for as not good as it is I can’t stop watching and I’m already in the third season.
If there were ever a show that drove me crazy it’s Lost. With so many twists and turns and confusing time-warps, it’s easy to imagine losing interest. But there’s a reason why so many people like certain shows. So breaking down and watching something with continuity (rather than a rerun of The Simpsons or Seinfeld) makes more boring evenings worthwhile.
The great thing about many of these shows is that they are easy short and quick or engaging the duration of the program. Luther isn’t the same length pretty much ever, but Idris Elba is good in everything. And if you’re one of those people that wondered why It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been on so long then there’s really only one way to find out. So the next time you are channel-surfing and not stressed with work, do yourself a favor and go with your instincts.