So last night, there we were watching the third season of House of Cards and I literally had to stop myself from watching 4 episodes in one night.
After the first episode of last night I told Craig, “I need to blog… but we can watch one more…”
And then we watched another.
And I didn’t blog.
Evidently I have virtually no self control.
And I know I’m not the only one. This is apparently they way we roll now – in the world of streamed TV and instant gratification.
We uber a ride.
We download apps to order food, diagnose illnesses, learn languages and correct our yoga injuries.
We give our kids iPads so that they can “learn to write letters” with their index finger.
We haven’t memorized a phone number since 1996 because our cell phones have that under control.
And we all tell ourselves that we totally don’t have a problem.
“I watch the entire season of a TV show in 18 hours because I can, not because I need to.”
But is that really true? Is that accurate?
In my defense, instantaneously downloadable TV shows are an insane wonder of God for those of us who grew up waiting for Thursday nights to watch The Cosby Show, ER and Beverly Hills 90210. We couldn’t WAIT to see what happened next… but wait we did becuase wait we HAD TO.
…now we don’t have to! We can see it all NOW! RIGHT NOW! AS SOON AS WE WANT!
But then what?
After you watch all 12 shows, then what?
I don’t have an answer.
I’ve never eaten a lollipop one lick at a time, I bite it. I crunch it up and devour it. Therefore it’s obviously highly unlikely that I’d watch one episode of House of Cards and then turn off my AppleTV and wait until next week, at the same exact time, to watch the next episode.
So that’s my excuse.