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Here Are Your 12 Best Bets for Binge Watching This Weekend

If you’re not binge watching your television, you should be. Shows are now being made to consume in massive quantities all at once.

Now that whole seasons of TV shows are readily available through Neflix, Hulu, iTunes and all kinds of other new-fangled platforms, you don’t have to wait for the next episode of your favorite show to air in real time. It cuts the suspense but ups the enthusiasm in a time when you can’t really call yourself a “fan” of something unless you are truly and properly obsessed with it. Besides, who can remember anymore what they watched last week?

Here are your best bets for a nice long binge. Enjoy! And let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorites.

  • Your 12 Best Bets for Binge Watching 1 of 13
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  • Lost 2 of 13
    JORGE GARCIA, DOMINIC MONAGHAN, TERRY O'QUINN

    Lost was my first binge. We watched it back in the day when we were still receiving DVDs in the mail from Netflix — I laugh to think of it now! My husband and I excitedly and unwisely (we had 3 young kids) stayed awake well past midnight to watch "just one more episode." Lost is inventive and intriguing. So what if the ending is a tad disappointing? WORTH IT.

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  • Friday Night Lights 3 of 13
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    "I don't like football," you say. "I'm not into football," you insist. For the one zillionth time, it's not about football. Watch one episode of FNL and you will be hooked. I guarantee. Enjoy the 5-season-long saga of the Dillon panthers.

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  • Downton Abbey 4 of 13
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    Season 5 premieres January 5th and after that you'll have to (choke) watch it live, but there's a lot to get caught up on before then. It's your basic highbrow soap which provides the added bonus of making you feel smart while you watch.

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  • Psych 5 of 13
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    There are myriad episodes (8 seasons so far) to watch of this delightful, fun, detective comedy drama. Go for it. Think of the sense of accomplishment you'll have if you ever get "caught up"!

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  • Arrested Development 6 of 13
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    The story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them altogether is hilarious, must-watch TV. After its 3rd season cancellation, Netflix resurrected the series by launching 15 more episodes 6 years later. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  • Battlestar Galactica 7 of 13
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    I still have not watched this! All of my friends heartily recommend it, and it makes me feel good knowing that it's there on the interwebs waiting for me. I know I will like it and I can't wait for it to become my next obsession. It inspired this Portlandia spoof, and that's enough for me.

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  • Suits 8 of 13
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    Suits is kind of an unknown little gem I heard about from my secret TV-watching Facebook group. (What? You don't have one of those?) It's been renewed for a 4th season premiering in 2014, but you can settle in to watch the first 3 seasons in style. It's about lawyers. One of them is a fake lawyer.

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  • House of Cards 9 of 13
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    Another Neftlix creation, House of Cards bypassed the networks and was created expressly for binge watching purposes! They are 1 season in. And it's not some small-potatoes, second-rate time-filler. Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey star in it so you know it's the real deal. Critics (and my husband) love it. You can watch it whenever you want. It's not "on" at a certain time. Technology!

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10 of 13
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    To my shame, I was not "into" Buffy the Vampire Slayer when it originally aired on the WB in the late '90s. But a few years ago I went back and watched every last episode so now I "get" the whole Joss Whedon thing. Buffy prefigures all the vampires, werewolves, and wizards. WIN.

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  • Breaking Bad 11 of 13
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    If you only binge once, binge on Breaking Bad. It is as good as everyone says, and it will change you maybe for the worst, but that's art for you. President Obama is working his way through the series as well so get ready for the war on drugs to escalate.

     

    I know everyone has already told you this but, seriously, it is so good.

     

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  • Seinfeld 12 of 13
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    The first few episodes are a little rough, but for the most part Seinfeld totally holds up. Don't think of it as watching TV. Think of it as a master class in comedy. So, please —a little respect for Seinfeld, the first and best show about nothing.

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  • The West Wing 13 of 13
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    It's all you need to know about politics.

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