Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Liven up your binge-watching with 'Walking Dead,' 'Downton Abbey' drinking games

Is sitting on the couch marathoning episodes of new and favorite shows not exciting enough? Consider taking it up a notch by turning your loungefest into a party. Invite friends. Make Dip. And break out those shot glasses for a rousing drinking game designed to hone and destroy your focus all at once. These games are best kept to couple episodes at a time (to prevent liver failure.) The basic materials are simple: beer or wine, tequila, a TV and a bunch of shows queued up. You can increase the degree of difficulty to each game and add rules if you find you aren't drinking enough. Drinking game shows have been culled from every genre, so there should be a good time to be had all. — Robbyn Mitchell

Downton Abbey

Where to see it: Amazon (free on Amazon Prime), Hulu Plus, iTunes

You'll need: Wine (natch), beer and shot glasses

Take a sip of wine every time an honorific is attached to a servant's name (i.e Mr. Carson).

Take a sip of wine every time kitchen maid Daisy makes eyes or flirts with Footman Thomas.

Take shot of beer whenever Ms. O'Brien says or does something catty.

Finish your drink each time the Dowager Countess calls someone for a one-on-one talk.

Parks & Recreation

Where to see it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon (seasons 1-4 free on Amazon Prime), iTunes

You'll need: Beer

Take a sip every time a character refers to themselves in the third person.

Take a sip every time a character who isn't doing a confessional looks directly at the camera.

Take a sip of beer every time Tom Haverford hits on Ann Perkins.

Take a sip when Ron Swanson disparages the government.

Finish your drink if April smiles.

Kyle XY

Where to see it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes

You'll need: Beer, tequila, shot glasses

Take a sip of beer is someone says "alien" or "weirdo."

Take a shot if you see or someone mentions Sour Patch Kids.

Take shot if the camera pans to Kyle's missing navel.

Finish your drink if any of the Trager kids face real consequences for their bad behavior.

The Walking Dead

Where to see it: Netflix, Amazon, iTunes

You'll need: Beer, shot glasses

Take a shot of beer every time a walker dies from a single clean head shot. (Note: You could totally pass out after episode 2).





Downton Abbey

Where to see it: Amazon (free on Amazon Prime), Hulu Plus, iTunes

You'll need: Wine (natch), beer and shot glasses

Take a sip of wine every time an honorific is attached to a servant's name (i.e Mr. Carson).

Take a sip of wine every time kitchen maid Daisy makes eyes or flirts with Footman Thomas.

Take shot of beer whenever Ms. O'Brien says or does something catty.

Finish your drink each time the Dowager Countess calls someone for a one-on-one talk.

Parks & Recreation

Where to see it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon (seasons 1-4 free on Amazon Prime), iTunes

You'll need: Beer

Take a sip every time a character refers to themselves in the third person.

Take a sip every time a character who isn't doing a confessional looks directly at the camera.

Take a sip of beer every time Tom Haverford hits on Ann Perkins.

Take a sip when Ron Swanson disparages the government.

Finish your drink if April smiles.

Kyle XY

Where to see it: Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes

You'll need: Beer, tequila, shot glasses

Take a sip of beer is someone says "alien" or "weirdo."

Take a shot if you see or someone mentions Sour Patch Kids.

Take shot if the camera pans to Kyle's missing navel.

Finish your drink if any of the Trager kids face real consequences for their bad behavior.

The Walking Dead

Where to see it: Netflix, Amazon, iTunes

You'll need: Beer, shot glasses

Take a shot of beer every time a walker dies from a single clean head shot. (Note: You could totally pass out after episode 2).

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