Binge Watching Old TV Shows ~ That’s Entertainment!

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Binge watching is bad for your brain. Well there are some out there who say that binge watching is unhealthy. That might be true and I suppose if you’re a youngster you might do some extra research to be sure that you’re not damaging your brain. (How binge-watching is hazardous to your health.)

But I am already beyond the half a century mark (50+). Video streaming is a new form of entertainment, that wasn’t around when I was growing up. So I am going to take advantage of video streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Viki, etc. In particular, I plan to enjoy all of those old TV shows that I remember watching on television when I was younger and also TV series that I never got a chance to watch when they were being aired.

Binge watching is necessary because there are so many seasons/episodes. If I view one a week or one a day, it might take 100 years! LOL.

Star Trek and Beyond!

The TV series that I decided to binge watch is “Star Trek” and all of the other “Star Trek spinoffs”. Why? Because Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock made quite an impression on me as a child. The program had a talented and diverse cast. People from various backgrounds and ethnicities were represented “equally” and back in the 60s in America that was considered ground-breaking. I never watched the Star Trek spinoffs like “The Next Generation”, “Deep Space Nine”, etc. when they were on TV. But we have a Netflix subscription and it has all of the Star Trek episodes, except for “Star Trek: Discovery”. Here is a recap of what I have binge watched thus far. No spoilers just a few “hints”.

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966 – 1969)

In 1966, I was 11 years old. Rewatching this series was a wonderful trip down memory lane. Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Lieutenant Uhura, and all of the others I remembered so vividly. I honestly can’t say that I have a favorite episode. But I can say that I was disappointed with the last episode. That TV series should not have ended like that.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994)

This series was an excellent follow-up to the original series. My two favorite characters were Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Data. The Starfleet crew was even more diverse. They had a Klingon on board who was in charge of security. If you watched the original series you will recall that the Klingons were The Enemy. This series introduced Another Enemy far worse the Klingons. The Borg. If they don’t scare you, it’s because you’ve already been “assimilated”. (Hint.) Like the original series, I don’t have a favorite episode in this series either.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 – 1999)

The crew/cast is “even more diverser”. In addition to humans, there are Klingons, Ferengis, Cardassians, Bajorans and a species who were even scarier than The Borg. They were called The Dominion. My two favorite characters were Commander Benjamin Sisko and Odo, the Changeling. Incorporating the character Vic Fontaine, played by James Darren in the holodeck was a very creative piece of scriptwriting. My favorite episode in this series is “Badda-Bing Badda-Bang“. Commander Sisko is very talented. (Hint.)

Star Trek: Voyager (1995 – 2001)

A starship lost in space trying to get back home. My favorite characters are not the stars of this show. They are a part of the support cast. I love Mr. Neelix and Seven of Nine. In my opinion, this series is not as interesting and engaging as the other series. But it is imperative that I watch it to The End. I have to know how they get home. What a hook!

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Author: Treathyl Fox

Work at Home professional since 2007.


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19 thoughts on “Binge Watching Old TV Shows ~ That’s Entertainment!”

  1. Rasma Raisters says:

    Great write up. I think there is nothing wrong with watching old and favorite TV series. I watch some over and over year after years and it makes my brain function. I remember the actors, the characters, the scenes and I have to smile and just enjoy myself all the while,

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  3. George says:

    I love binge watching old TV shows, especially in the Sci-Fi genre, I don’t think there’s anything harmful in doing it.

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  11. rohmycita marcano says:

    I’m over 40 years old, I’m excited to see all those old tv shows, how good there are video streaming sites.

  12. shojol says:

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  13. streetfighter says:

    this post is a funny point. I can use it when I dabate with my parents

  14. hero says:

    Watching old Tv shows is one of the best things to do. Especially if one wants to experience culture and art , how both of them grew to what they have become from the past. STAR TREK AND BEYOND! THE BEST! A CLASSIC!

  15. ravi says:

    It’s great useful information to everyone. When I see old videos will be happy and peaceful.
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  16. Razack Panty says:

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  18. Alex says:

    Today when I watch these series, I feel like far from the age at that moment but sometimes they create funny moment while watching them.

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