I’ve never been a binge watcher before -unless you count my yearly Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-watch. But other than Buffy, I don’t binge watch. Even when I decided to watch Stranger Things, it took me a couple of weeks to get it done. But then, it happened. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have much of a life, so Friday nights will often find me home, tucked up in bed at an early hour, decompressing from a week of teaching. Well, let me be the first to tell you, there isn’t a ton of decent television to watch, on Friday nights when most intelligent people are out having a social life.
So there I’d sit on Friday nights, tucked up under my covers, reading, eating popcorn (before I started the keto diet, but that’s a blog for another day) and aimlessly channel surfing. And then….I found it. It being Ancient Aliens. Yes, I know it is quite possibly the lamest of lame shows in the history of lame shows. It’s premise is that everything that happened in the past is because of ancient aliens. The pyramids, Noah’s Ark, Bigfoot, you name it, and they say it’s because of ancient alien visitors to this planet.
I started watching as a lark, then I found myself counting down the seconds until Friday night so I could watch, when it was on. On Demand! That’s right, Ancient Aliens is on demand, and so my binge watching obsession has begun. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that isn’t any other form of intelligent life out there. If we’re the best there is, then the universe is in a world of hurt. I’m also not saying that these alien lives have never visited this planet. Heck they may even be responsible for the pyramids. I don’t know, and quite honestly, I don’t care. My enjoyment comes from watching this lame show and giggling to myself every single time they say “ancient alien theorists.” Seriously, if I this who was around when I was in college, it would have totally replaced “Hi Bob,” as my favorite t.v. watching/drinking game.
I literally come home from school, cook dinner, clean up, spend some time with the family and when I head up to bed, I’m practically doing a happy dance. I take my shower, dry my hair, and crawl into bed and queue up Ancient Aliens on demand and let it go. The only reason I’m not done yet is aI keep falling asleep, cause you know, it’s night time. So I’ll continue my binge watching and learning about how the ancient Greek and Roman gods were actually ancient aliens, and how Noah’s Ark was actually a DNA repository. Thank you History Channel for this complete awesomeness. My life is now complete 😉