Sometimes, when I can’t think of a question, I ask my family for suggestions.  This is ALWAYS a bad idea.  However, sometimes, my wife puts so much time and effort into her suggestions that I have to use them or else I’m a bad spouse.  Today’s suggestion is based on her looking forward to a new season of Vikings, which she’s announced will coincide with abandoning the whole family for eight to ten hours.  Either way, it’s an interesting thought, leading us to today’s seasonal (in many senses of the word) query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would like to sit and watch the entire Sandy Frank run of ‘Battle of the Planets‘, asking: If you were suddenly given the day off, with pay, but were forced to watch something, what would you binge watch?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. the “forced to watch” thing bothers me. if i had control over which episodes i could watch, i’d say the simpsons. if it was a true forced binge, starting at season 1, episode 1 with no skips, that’s a real tough first 6-8 hours to get through before getting to anything funny.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    One day? Pretty much anything decent I could deal with. Right now, I’ve been working through a re-watch of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so maybe that?

  3. I binged The Expanse recently, but I wouldn’t choose that. It was okay. I wish there was a series that had highly intelligent machines like ships, vessels, chips, etc, that could transform into sentient biological creatures. Like imagine a cyborg that could plug into and out of an inert machine and become the machine. And I wish all the internal people drama was based on a power dynamic not based on size, strength, or gender, but some other biological resource entirely (maybe like healing? or engineering?). Some of that last is in The Expanse, but it could go further. And where beings and creatures became friends or lovers the way asexual people do. I know… like none of these are tropes, so it may never happen. But one can dream!

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