Alternative Ways To Get Your Favourite TV Show Fix (without constantly binge watching)

There’s never been a more useful time to have a TV series that you love and hold dear. A show that you can stream over and over again, and yet it still manages to evoke the same feelings of excitement and happiness that it did the first time you watched it.

However, with all of us facing an indefinite period of lockdown there’s only so many times you can watch Stranger Things on Netflix so it may be worth trying to mix things up a little.

Top shows these days are well and truly franchised out with all manner of content and media related to them made available to fans- everything from merchandise to many other forms of entertainment.

Whether you’re a lover of Friends, Game of Thrones (or any other such binge-worthy series) here are five alternative ways to enjoy your favourite TV show…

Fan Fiction

Aside from the creators and writers, nobody knows TV shows like the fans and many series spark a huge range of fan fiction, offering alternative plots and twists that no writer would dare take.

Of course, there are also plenty of films which have been inspired by video games too, so if you’re a little bored by your gaming, why not sit back and watch the movie?

So many shows have sites dedicated to fan fiction, from the likes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Sherlock, Dr Who, Big Bang Theory and many more.

If you know all the TV episodes inside out, why not let your mind escape with fan fiction. You could even write your own ending!

TV-themed online casino games

Some things can offer even more thrills than watching the shows themselves, especially if there’s a little bit of money to be made. Capitalising on the mainstream appeal of a plethora of hit franchises, many online casino sites boast dozens of themed slot games inspired by popular TV shows and films, with the opportunity to win big.

Everything from Grease to The X Files, Top Gun to Deal or No Deal, are available in slot format, many with progressive slots that can pay out millions.

If you want a break from streaming your favourite show, check out some reputable online casino sites, and, after signing up and registering an account you can even play these themed slots without parting with any cash. Many popular online casinos run numerous promotions that you can take advantage of, such as free spins and no deposit offers, so kick back and get playing.

Video Games

Alongside online casino games, many TV show and film franchises also branch out into video gaming.

Marvel games in particular are hugely popular, while games around James Bond and Batman are also massive within the industry.

Of course, there are also plenty of films which have been inspired by video games too, so if you’re a little bored by your gaming, why not sit back and watch the movie?

Online Communities

While many of us are isolated with only technology available to aid social lives, why not get involved with an online community with likeminded people?

TV shows and films always create great discussion and you’ll find plenty of forums on almost any show.

What’s more, you might even be able to discover some new fun facts about them, making friends along the way!

Board Games

Sales in board games have risen since the coronavirus outbreak as people look to occupy themselves. While there are plenty of classics to choose from, there are also many inspired by TV, particularly game shows.

There’s a high chance that your favourite game or quiz show will have a board game version available to play at home, while there are a huge range of themed Monopoly boards if you want to play an old favourite with a twist.