Well, I've been procrastinating again, but what a way to do it. For those of you who didn't get the reference in the title of this post, I have been re-watching Babylon 5 (a 1990s science fiction TV series). Over the past week I have forged through season 1 and am now all set for season 2.
I first got into B5 in the third season (approx 1996) and it sucked me in from the very first episode. It was a show with a 5-year arc, so of course I had to rent out the videos from earlier seasons to get caught up. So too did my friends.
What followed was an orgy of B5 watching -- weekends during which a bunch of us watched entire seasons in a single hit, 12-hour days of B5 watching and eating junk food. [sigh] Those were the days.
Seriously, Babylon 5 is best watched in large, intense chunks. It's the only way to pick up on all the clues and put the puzzle together. It's a character-driven, political, 'good v evil' space opera that consumes your mind while you're in the throes of the experience. It becomes a temporary obsession. (Meaning that right now, I am calculating how many episodes I can get in tonight before bed!)