Why Binge Watching Is a More Natural Way to Enjoy Entertainment

Entertainment Technologist
Over a year ago
When magazines stopped serializing novels, and people instead bought entire books, nobody said fiction lovers were "binge reading," so Netflix's Todd Yellin asks why the term applies to TV? At the beginning of his tenure at Netflix, Yellin didn't necessarily like the term binge watching since it implied overindulgence. But relatively few people actually binge watch, according to Netflix's definition; most users enjoy 2-3 episodes a nights. Still, the definition of binge watching varies from person to person, but it's better to let people watch when and how much they want, says Yellin.