I’ve been binge-watching television since I was a little kid. The difference between then and now is that now I get to watch stuff I actually like.
Binge-watching television 10 years ago meant that when the show you wanted to watch was over, you had to watch whatever else was on, which was, without fail, The Price Is Right. By the end of a binge-watch, you felt like expired tomato sauce.
Now, on the other hand, you can watch five hours straight of the best shityou’ve ever seen, with no commercials. So, naturally, everyone loves it. And binge-watching went from something people scolded you about, to something everyone and their Criminal Minds-obsessed mother gets into.
Basically, it’s the difference between a high schooler getting drunk by pouring vodka into an OJ carton in the park with a friend and an adult sitting at a bar, ordering a thousand delicious beers at your birthday party.
Today, Netflix has released an infographic showing (with some not so casual self-promotion of their original shows) exactly which type of shows we like to binge-watch most aggressively.
Netflix usually keeps its views data very close to the chest, which I admire actually. That way, people judge a show on whether or not they like it, not if it’s just doing well among others.
Anyway, they broke that rule this time around. Check out their wheel of binge-ability: