Binge-Watching The New Craze


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Binge-Watching The New Craze

Binge-Watching: “is the practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show”
Starting in the 80’s television networks would play a marathon of a particular show. Today, marathons have become more apparent. Every night I can watch four episodes of Seinfeld, 3-4 episodes of Family Guy, and sometimes I can catch 4-5 episodes of The Big Bang Theory (depending on the day). Even though marathons still happen there is a new trend in town, Binge-Watching. This shows us how our culture is ever changing. This is a new bond we have as a society. According to to wikipedia, “Binge-Watching as an observed cultural phenomenon has become popular with the rise of online media services.” With Netflix and other services binge-watching is easier then ever. This article points out many great observations about binge-watching and is a great read. What happens when you finish a show? Are you happy you finished it or are you disappointed and bored? These are some questions that are brought up when talking about binge-watching, some people like the feeling that they finally completed the series others do not. It all depends on you. Like stated in the article, “Ultimately it’s up to you whether you are the Charlie [Bucket] or the Augustus [Gloop] of the new Netflix world we live in.”

Fun Facts: According to time.com, Breaking bad was the most binge-watched show. (I personally did that myself)

According to time.com, 91% of people have said they have binged-watched a show

Works Cited:
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/the-netflix-effect-how-binge-watching-is-changing-television-1215808

http://time.com/2924105/breaking-bad-is-the-most-binge-watched-tv-show-ever-study-finds/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge-watching

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