It’s been a year since my last update somehow but then I saw Michelle’s latest update and remembered how much I enjoyed taking part, which led to a refresh of my to be watched (TBW?) list a couple of weeks ago. This first real update will have some pretty big jumps in terms of my progress below, but I swear it’s not that I watched a billion hours of TV this month or anything, it’s just that this is a year’s worth of updates!
What I was binging last time…
Attack on Titan season 2.
In six words or less: Humanity is threatened by people-eating Titans.
Progress since last time: Literally none. I came to a standstill because only episodes as far as 6 had been dubbed, and I have a tendency to multi-task when watching which obviously I can’t do if I’m trying to read subtitles. That hasn’t changed, sadly and I keep finding myself picking up something I can multi-task with over this.
Grey’s Anatomy season 8.
In six words or less: Medical Drama filled with twisty relationships.
Progress since last time: All of seasons 8-14. This has been my biggest binge-watch over the last year for sure! I can’t wait for it to re-start, though it looks like we won’t be getting it here in the UK until November at the earliest.
Marvel’s The Defenders season 1.
In six words or less: Slightly damaged super-powered humans saving NYC.
Progress since last time: All of season 1…. and yet I can barely remember any of it. Sadly, a bit forgettable!
Currently Binging & Binge-stats:
I love Goodreads for a whole bunch of reasons but at least one of them is because I can keep track of where I’ve got to with each book or series. A search for something similar for TV led me to TrackSeries and Trakt, both of which I’m still exploring. Both let me see my percentage progress on a series so far, give a calendar of what’s up next in terms of new episodes/series (the dates don’t line up for me here in the UK but it gives me a rough idea and let me mark a series as to watch (Trakt) or follow (TrackSeries) even if I haven’t started it yet. So far I like the idea of Trakt more as it has a lot more features: tells me how many hours of watching I have left to catch up with a show, accommodates rewatches and can also hold movie information. The downsides for Trakt so far are that I haven’t managed to get any of the auto-tracking features working (no big loss as TrackSeries didn’t offer it at all) and it has a lot more adverts.
Here’s what my dashboard looks like:
So you can see at the top that I’ve so far watched 68 days worth apparently (I’ve only done a very quick add of films though so that might spike significantly as I keep using it!) and then a snapshot of what I might watch next. That’s taken from my progress page, and I’ve got it set to sort by most-recently watched though you can organise by recently aired/number of episodes watched/number of episodes left to watch/time left to watch or a whole bunch of other settings if you’d prefer. For a bit more detail in terms of stats (which I love!) my progress page itself shows that I’ve watched 52% of my watchlist (hovering over that number tells me I’ve watched 739/1418 episodes), for a total of more than 15 days. Eek! I’ve hidden my 100% completed shows, and at the moment have 17 shows on the go apparently.
Legend of Korra
In six words or less: Teenage girl with magical elemental powers.
Why I’m watching it: I really enjoyed Avatar: The Last Airbender, so I recently suggested that we watch it as a couple, as my other half had never seen it. He ended up loving it too, so now we’ve started Legend of Korra which neither of us have ever seen. It’s very different to A:tLA as it feels a bit older and has quite different visuals but we’re enjoying it anyway.
Where I’ve got to so far: We’ve so far seen all of season 1 (12 episodes)
In six words or less: Bow-and-arrow wielding vigilante.
Why I’m watching it: I meant to watch Arrow when it started but – prepare to laugh – it really irritated me that Oliver McQueen lived in the same house that Lex Luther did in Smallville. Totally jarred me so I didn’t make it past about 2 episodes… I’ve now gone back, at least in part because I see so much about The Flash on Twitter but I know they interlink.
Where I’ve got to so far: Season 3, Episode 7 – everything has slowed down for me now that the shows all interlink, because I feel like every time I sit down to watch it I have to look up whether I should be watching Arrow or The Flash!
In six words or less: Super fast crime scene investigator.
Why I’m watching it: I’ve now got to the point in Arrow where the shows start crossing over!
Where I’ve got to so far: Season 1, Episode 4.
What’s up next?
I’d really like to re-watch Riverdale before season 3 comes out, but other half refuses to mix shows we’re binging, so I don’t know if it’ll happen! My solo watching will probably continue with the Flash/Arrow, and maybe some anime.