Introduction

The advent of new media technologies has enabled viewers to watch television shows and movies for unprecedented amounts of time. This new style of consuming content often referred to as binge-watching, is not necessarily a new phenomenon. Pre-Netflix, television stations would broadcast marathons of popular shows. Dedicated fans could buy the box set of tapes and “binge” an entire series in a weekend. In some ways, binge-watching is just another name for this phenomenon. In other ways, however, binge-watching refers to an act that is not only about consuming content but can be both addictive and detrimental to people’s…

Katharyn Peterman

grad student @ Colorado State / mass media studies / climber / dog mom

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