When every single day is Netflix & Chill, one tends to run out of things to watch very quickly. I crochet for a living and in order to keep my rumpus rooted in place for hours straight I have to binge watch TV shows like its a profession. While I’m hooking (the term used for crocheters and knitters within the fiber community regarding to the “hook” that is used to create our projects), movies don’t cut it for me for many reasons. I can’t watch movies alone because need a partner in critic crime to discuss the plot and who-done-its with, I have too pay too much attention to follow along properly, and the storyline doesn’t last long enough for me to get any work done. I love the long drawn out character introductions and the unfolding of many layers involved in telling a TV show story.
Due to my healthy appetite of a binge worthy diet, I can not stand to watch shows when they originally air, and try to avoid media and friends who are discussing spoilers. While I love how Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu all drop full seasons on our asses, they still get our entertainment addicted brains hooked and leave us binge watchers feigning for our next fix. My crochet business has been picking up recently causing me to require a lot more hours of hooking, which means a lot more hours needed of stellar entertainment to keep my fingers movin’ and groovin’. The other thing that I consider when selecting things to watch is what energy I put into my force field. It really is true when our parents tell us scary movies will give us nightmares. Our subconscious brains are far trickier than we give them credit for and are always working either for our against us whether we realize it or not. For these reasons, I try to steer clear from bloody gore and dark twisted perversions, even though the yang to my yin is drawn to stories that are told within the shadows. Sitcoms, Rom-coms, documentaries and dramas don’t hold my interest for the work background noise that I need when I’m alone. Alas, I find my perfect balance within superhero sagas telling tales of once ordinary turned extraordinary, tortured souls doing their light work within the darkness.
I had been saving Legends of Tomorrow until I had the background stories covered of all the individual characters, but as I started watching The Flash and saw The Arrow enter a scene, I immediately realized I was watching stuff out of order. I began the task of researching each storyline and episode airdate to figure out when to watch what and when to cross over into the other shows in order to follow the storyline properly. While my OCD brain was having a blast structuring the DC Comics/CW timeline, I was wasting Tons of my precious time that I could be spending working on orders, so I stopped and just cheated. I knew I couldn’t be the first organized person to want to watch the shows in proper order, I just had to find someone with more time on their hands than I. I googled “whats the best way to binge watch dc tv shows” and Boom got exactly what I was looking for.
A couple of guys did different articles at different times and one includes a bit more detail, check them both out and pick which list works best for you.
Rob Bricken published What’s The Best Way To Binge Watch The Entire DC/CW Universe? on Gizmodo.com and Robbert de Koeijer published A DC TV Universe Timeline Guide on Denofgeek.com. The Denofgeek article was published a year earlier and includes extensive details and web series crossovers as well, but the Gizmodo article is more current and a quick and easy list to follow. If you are a fellow DC binge watcher comment below and let me know what episode your on and who your favorite DC Character is! Comment below also if you know of another epic longtime running show that you think I should check out.