How do you consume your volumes of entertainment?
I like mine in relatively short doses so I don't really do either, but Amanda does. She loves her Tolkien and when she got the mega-box set of Lord Of The Rings, then that became bingeing AND a marathon.
The set has not only the extended versions of all the films but also the extras, and if you can believe it, the extras are longer than the movies...!! The complete, unexpurgated diary of every (and I mean EVERY) facet of the entire making of the trilogy from day one to Oscar ceremonies. And beyond.
Phew... that really was a marathon. Then the bloody Hobbit saga came out. I could really learn to dislike Peter Jackson. But it's what she enjoys and I'm cool with that.
As for me.... I like my historical documentaries and I've recently acquired the Ken Burns and Lynn Novak DVD series on the Vietnam War. The personal stories of the combatants of both sides are both horrifying and fascinating. It will probably take me a few months to watch all 18 hours of it, but I can do that and absorb the whole picture as if I watched every disc back to back.
Usually I record documentary series on BBC4 and view them when I get the chance. Especially those on English history. Presenters like Lucy Worsley make history not only interesting but also entertaining. That girl does love to dress up in period costume to illustrate her narrative... and she's kinda hot too. Yummy... Oh yeah.... she's a first class historian too. Neil Oliver is clever and intelligent but tends to come across as a tad biased towards the Scottish interpretation of history.
I met Neil Oliver a few years ago when he was here in Cornwall filming for Auntie Beeb. I was having one of my clifftop runs and he was out having a training run at the same time. We got chatting and he told me he was due to be filming at the Minack* that afternoon and evening. I didn't have my moby with me so didn't get a selfie. Shame.
When the documentary series that he was here to make about coastal Britain came out I saw the section he filmed there. They'd persuaded him to make a cameo appearance in a performance of "The Tempest" that was being performed at the time. He made Prospero's "Our revels now are ended" speech and did it pretty well, actually.
So yeah.... I neither binge or do marathon. Instead, I'm a "Nibble in little chunks" kinda girl.
*The Minack Theatre is an arena - quite literally - carved into a natural outcrop on a cliff face on the south coast of Cornwall. A breathtaking setting for dramatic theatre with the Atlantic Ocean for a backdrop..!!