The thing is: I actually don't mind being behind on some of these shows. The great thing about getting a show on DVD or streaming it through Netflix or Vudu, or what have you, is that I don't have to wait after a cliff hanger for the next episode, or even the next season. I get to take it all in at my leisure.
Take American Horror Story, for instance. I just finished the first season about a month or so ago, and loved it. After a short break while I tended to other things, I have now, for the Scary Season, started watching season two: American Horror Story: Asylum. This season centers around the doctors, patients and nuns in a mental institution called Briarcliff Manor. Listen, there is a LOT going on in this series. You've got your doctor who was a Nazi war criminal, a nun who harbors a guilty secret, a patient who has apparently been abducted by aliens, a psychiatrist who isn't everything he appears to be, a possessed nun...I mean, I could go on and on.
In fact, that's probably my biggest complaint about this season. There are so many plot lines to follow, it's kind of...wait for it...crazy. (See what I did there? Not clever? No? Well, sorry. I liked it, I went for it. You get what you pay for, guys, so bite me!) That being said, I am enjoying this season, and would recommend it as we continue with the Halloween festivities. The characters are interesting, the acting well-done, and it's really good story-telling, despite all the disparate plots vying for ascendancy. If you haven't seen it, give it a shot. The characters are completely different from season to season, so don't feel you have to start with the first season (although, that's what I would recommend, since it is a better story).
So, off you go. Grab an ice cold one, and the hand of your best girl or guy, and find out what you're really made of.
Just remember: Insanity, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.