@TVBinges – Now with themes, #Castlebinge will be all things Caskett!
When: September 15th, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM CST
Please check in with our Facebook Event for community updates!
To see when the binge is happening in your time zone, click here for a countdown.
Who doesn’t love binging on TV shows? We’ve all done it… A new show suddenly becomes available on Netflix (or we finally bought the most recent season of Scandal), we start watching at 8pm and then suddenly, three discs later, we realize that it’s nearly 6am and have to call in sick for work tomorrow.
Here at We Love TV More we don’t think we need to keep missing work for late night binges. Our idea is simple: everyone likes to binge watch their favorite TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, or DVR/On Demand… right? So why not make it social.
Anyone who follows me on Twitter (@BlaireLovesTV) knows that I am obsessed with live tweeting. I’m a fangirl at heart, so getting to share in my fandom across social media platforms is possibly the most satisfying use of the Internet. No, I’m not kidding.
I’ve started to realize that the worst part of TV Binging is mostly that it completely eliminates the social aspect of watching television. I can’t very well live-tweet Orange is the New Black because that show isn’t being broadcast (boy, do I wish I could live-tweet Orange). Furthermore, I’ll never be able to live-tweet the first few seasons of True Blood because—like most of my favorite shows—it wasn’t airing during the popularization of live-tweeting.
We want to change that. We Love TV More is happy to announce our fifth TV Binges event with in partnership with Twelfth Precinct: #Castlebinge! The binge will be hosted by special guest MC (from www.twelfthprecinct.net) Angie (@dtrekker), staff members Ricky Diaz (@rickyjdiaz) and Shana Lieberman (@evilapprentice) and myself (@Blairelovestv). Also check in with our honorary MCs Christy Spratlin @christyspratlin and Cecilia Martin @cecimartin!
September’s featured binge, #Castlebinge was picked to prepare for the return of one of our favorite shows here at We Love TV More. Our theme is of course Caskett! Mark your calendars for September 15th (and don’t forget your tissues!).
Unfortunately, Castle is not available on Netflix. There are links provided at the bottom of this post for purchasing individual episodes and the entire fifth season is available on Hulu Plus.
(If you’re wondering what Castle is, please see this Wikipedia entry.)
HOW IT WORKS: GENERAL USAGE
Live-Tweeting is super simple.
Once you have your twitter account set up, just add a hashtag related to the TV show that you’re watching every time that you send out a tweet. For example: if I’m watching the show Hannibal, I simply add #Hannibal to the end of every tweet that I send out. That way, everyone else who is watching Hannibal can see my tweet and have the opportunity to respond to it.
HOW IT WORKS: #CASTLEBINGE
Hashtag #CASTLEBINGE will be our live-tweeting event extravaganza!
Check in with @TVBinges for daily updates!
It’s super simple! We will all gather on Twitter and live-tweet a series of 8 episodes of Castle that have been chosen by the hosts: @dtrekker, @BlaireLovesTV, @RickyJDiaz, and @EvilApprentice (special episode contribution by @christyspratlin).
Participants can tweet throughout the whole binge or come and go as they please because every episode will begin on the hour. Do you have something to do at 3pm but want to binge until then? Nothing is wrong with just joining for an episode or four!
Every episode will start on the hour, with 15-minute breaks between them. Please do not press pause during the episode or you will lose your place in the tweet-a-thon! You are responsible for playing your own DVDs or streaming the show through Amazon/iTunes. @TVBinges will keep you on track so that you know which episode is being watched and when.
EPISODES ARE AS FOLLOWS (ON CENTRAL TIME)
11:00 AM CST – “Flowers for Your Grave” – S01E01
12:00 PM CST – ”A Deadly Game” – S02E024
1:00 PM CST – ”Knockdown” – S03E13
2:00 PM CST – ”Knockout” – S03E24
3:00 PM CST – ”Cops and Robbers” – S04E07
4:00 PM CST – ”Always” – S04E23
5:00 PM CST – ”Murder He Wrote” – S05E04
6:00 PM CST – “Still” – S05E22
We hand-picked each episode carefully to fit the highlights of the Castle and Beckett relationship; we chose mostly fun and flirty episodes with the intense ones sprinkled in between so that we weren’t going to be wrecks by the end of the binge—we made the mistake of watching almost entirely death scenes in our #Buffybinge… we’ve learned from that mistake. There of course will always be a debate over which episodes truly highlight the relationship, but we feel confident that the 8 chosen will be a very enjoyable binge.
KEEPING TRACK OF THE BINGE:
#Castlebinge Countdown– this tool tells you when on YOUR time each episode starts. Every episode starts on the hour, so if you miss one you can catch up on later episodes.
We also have made a handy Facebook event page where updates will also be posted: #Castlebinge Facebook Event Page!
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
Be conscious of Twitter Jail. If you tweet more than 200x an hour you WILL be sent there and unable to interact with the rest of the group until the jail is lifted.
Have fun and don’t be afraid to be silly! Highlighted tweets will be collected and published on Storify and the event will be featured on www.welovetvmore.com!
Not a Castle fan but maybe you know a couple? Please spread the word!
We look forward to tweeting with you on September 15th!
Flowers For Your Grave http://www.amazon.com/
Cops and Robbers http://www.amazon.com/
Murder He Wrote http://www.amazon.com/
(or use navigation on page to get to the season and episode you need in HD)