I can to a point. I can watch about four hours of something, but then I need to get up and do something else. That’s “classic” binge-watching, where you actually sit and pay attention to something you’ve never seen before-- or maybe something you haven’t seen in a long time. I recently got some files delivered to my computer, and binge-watched The Duchess of Duke Street, which I hadn’t seen since I was in high school, but that was watching like, four hours a day. I actually sat and watched it the whole time.
Now, I “watch” TV (listen to is probably a better verb) when I’m doing things around the house, like when I cleaned, rearranged, and dejunked the back room, or when I’m cooking dinner, doing laundry, or fixing something (I fix everything from appliances to power tools, to the pinball machines, to the bicycles. Cars too, but I don’t take the TV outside when I do). Sometimes I’ll put on Law & Order, if one of the channels is running it, and it may be on all day. Or I may have a playlist of my favorite Big Bang Theories on, and that playlist is long. I don’t always start it at the beginning; I flip through, and look for one I especially want to see, then let it play from there. I don’t know how many episodes may run-- a lot. But I’m only half paying attention.
When season four and five of Lou Grant popped up on YouTube, I watched a whole lot in one day, but I didn’t watch them end to end, so it wasn’t really binge-watching. I’d watch one, then do something else for half an hour, then watch another. I don’t think that counts. But I really did watch like eight episodes over the course of a day. DH had taken the boychik some place, I don’t remember where, and I was having fun having the place to myself, so I wasted a lot of time.
The only time I remember watching a whole show from beginning to end, it was a 1970s British comedy called No, Honestly, starring Pauline Collins and her real-life husband John Alderton. It was like, 13 1/2 hr. episodes. I bought them from Amazon.UK and used a program to crack the region code, and I was so excited about seeing a show I had wanted to see for years, but that had been tantalizingly inaccessible to me, that I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
So yes, I guess to a degree, I am capable of binge-watching, but it’s not really my “thing,” if that makes sense.