Spotlight on: Binge Watching

Posted on September 12, 2014. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you heard of “binge watching”? With the invention of Netflix, online streaming and PVR people are binge watching television series more and more. Binge watching means you watch a large number of episodes of a particular show in one sitting. We no longer have to wait a week to see the newest episode of our favourite TV show. We now have access to entire seasons online simultaneously, at the click of a button. Netflix has really revolutionized the way we watch TV. With Netflix original hits such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black released in one mass lump, people are consuming TV in larger doses.

Have you started “binge watching”? Has it affected the way you watch TV? What is your favourite show to binge watch?

Lucky for you the Oxford County Library has entire TV seasons available to borrow! Here are some that we suggest as great binge watchers with links to our copy of the first season of each.

Mad Men (seasons 1-6) – Follows the gender politics of an ad agency in the 1960s.

mad men

Downton Abbey (seasons 1-4) – The story of the high society Crawley family and their help. Set in the first half of the 20th century.

downton abbey

Breaking Bad (seasons 1-6) – A high school teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer and turns to selling drugs with the help of an ex-student to pay for his treatment

breaking bad

Sherlock (seasons 1-3) – An update on the classic Sherlock and Watson story.


Game of Thrones (seasons 1-3) – War is waged between 7 families to win the throne.

game of thrones

Call the Midwife (seasons 1-3) – The story of a group of midwifes living in East London during the 1950s.

call the midwife

Glee (seasons 1-3) – A quirky musical show about a glee club filled with misfits.


Six Feet Under (seasons 1-5) – A dark comedy about a family living in California who run a funeral home.

six feet under

The Golden Girls (seasons 1-6) – Four older single ladies living together in Miami.


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TV on DVD: Mysteries

Posted on August 29, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

mysteryDo you like mystery and intrigue? Oxford County Public Library has a number of mystery TV series that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Put a hold on a copy today!

Sherlock (2010 -)


The Sherlock Holmes Collection (1968)


Top of the Lake (2013)

top of the lake

Inspector Lewis (2007 -)

inspector lewis

Inspector Morse (1987-2000)

inspector morse

Inspector Linley (2001-2007)

inspector linley

Midsomer Murders (1997 -)

midsomer murders

Broadchurch (2013 -)


State of Play (2003)

state of play

Wallander (2008 -)


Cracker (1993-1996)


DCI Banks (2010 -)

DCI Banks

Dalziel & Pascoe (1996-2007)

dalziel and Pascoe

Judge John Deed (2001-2007)

judge john deed

Trial & Retribution (1997-2009)

trial and retribution

Single-handed (2007-2010)


Wycliffe (1994-1998)


Law & Order (1990-2010)

law & order

Hetty Wainthropp (1996-1998)

hetty waintroppe

CSI (2000 -)


Numb3rs (2005-2010)









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