Stop me before I binge again
We had dinner with BJ last night, and she told us about a program she and Larry are watching, The Following. It’s a new take on the police procedural, with Kevin Bacon playing the anti-hero Ryan Hardy, an alcoholic ex-FBI agent called back into the Agency to aid in the search for a serial killer. A killer Hardy had put away, but now he has escaped and they need Hardy to get him back.
The killer, Joe Carrol, is a brilliant, megalomaniacal psychopath. His charisma allows him to manipulate a horde of followers, every one a soulless serial killer.
This is American broadcast television, from the Fox network. There is an enormous amount of violence and blood. No sex because the sight of a breast would traumatize us.
Here’s the binge part: we found the series on Netflix and started watching. Watched 3 episodes last night, and NINE MORE, so far, today. It’s addictive as hell. I didn’t even get into the shower until 6:15 this evening, so we could go out to eat. Then we rushed right back home for more.
We’ve been through 12 episodes. There are 15 in the first season, and 3 or 4 in the current season, so we will be caught up soon. Then, perhaps, we can return to a normal life.
This binging stuff is dangerous. We watched all of House of Cards in a flash, then went through a season and a half of Homeland. Netflix can be as addictive as heroin, but at least it’s cheaper.
If you have a great program you watch, please, please, don’t tell me.