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YouSpeak: Binge TV Viewing

Why it’s hot


One of the funniest moments in the opening number of last week’s Emmy Awards telecast had emcee Neil Patrick Harris feverishly attempting to binge watch every episode of every TV series at once.

The moment underscored a serious truth: Netflix, Amazon.com, HuluPlus, HBOGo, and similar platforms have revolutionized the way we watch our favorite shows. In a recent Harris poll, 62 percent of respondents said they had watched multiple episodes of a show in one sitting. Yes, it’s a trend, but is it a good trend or a bad trend?

This week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Do you binge watch?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

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Taylor Toole can be reached at ttoole@bu.edu.


3 Comments on YouSpeak: Binge TV Viewing

  • MITalum12 on 09.30.2013 at 9:38 am

    my frat hazed the freshies and made them binge watch every American Dad when they had exams lol it was so sick

  • bob on 09.30.2013 at 10:23 am

    Boy Meets World is coming back! This time, Topanga is married to Fred Savage’s little brother. MR FEENY RULES

  • Rainbow Peace on 12.02.2013 at 10:42 pm

    Binged 1st time over Thanksgiving break. Watched entire 1st season of Dexter! WHOO HOO !

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