Obsession

Ob·ses·sion

Pronunciation: ‘äb- se- sh&n

Function: noun

Definition: An extended period of time spent viewing countless episodes of shows or movies in a similar genre or the same series because one has become seemingly addicted.

Synonym(s): Butt-numb-o-thon (see Harry Knowles), addiction, OCD.

Etymology: Derived from obsession (note the stress on the first syllable for the new derivation), a direct result of DVD sales of entire seasons of television shows and movie collections in a single package and/or the TiVo Season Pass feature.

Variants: Orb Session, Obsessathon.

Example: Once I watched the pilot episode of "Arrested Development," I simply couldn’t sleep until I had seen every episode I could get my hands on.