Sunday, January 15, 2012

TV binging changes viewing experience

"Amused to Death" by Roger (Pink Floyd) Waters watching Tiananmen Square

Television is undergoing a transformation and so are viewers. Netflix has started adding original content. There are traditional and nontraditional ways of viewing television. But the move gives new, real-time meaning to the national habit Netflix has helped create -- binge television. Binge television: n. any instance in which more than three episodes of an hourlong drama or six episodes of a half-hour comedy are consumed at one sitting. Syn.: Marathon television and being a TV critic. More

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