You sit yourself down in front of the TV and watch the new show everyone is talking about. After one episode you are drawn in and need to watch another.  Fast forward –  you crushed eight episodes and you don’t care that it’s almost midnight and you have work tomorrow. You have to see what happens next and promise yourself just one more episode.

I was drawn in to binge watching the first season of Arrow. I loved the set which was mainly filmed at the billionaires’ home where the main characters lived. I felt rich just watching the show! If you’re not familiar with the show, billionaire Oliver Stone was shipwrecked and presumed dead. When he returned home he was different. His goal became taking down corrupt people in his city. He spent his nights hunting down and sometimes killing criminals as a green hooded vigilante.

Binge watching Arrow inspired me to go back to a sport that attracted me back in grammar school. I went to a local sports shop on Route 22 and purchased a compound bow, arrows and a target.  I took lessons and joined a group to have access to a range to practice my new sport.

Since binge watching Arrow, I decided that will be the last time I will ever binge watch any show. I became so involved with the characters that I felt like I was a part of the Oliver Stone Team! Although I still go to the range and hit targets with my compound bow, I will not be dressing in a green hood taking down the bad guys.