The rapid rise of Netflix helped to coin the term binge-watching. All of those box-sets in one place and the disruptive tactic of dropping entire original seasons at once have enabled users to feast on shows until their heart8217;s content.
In an interview with Empire Magazine8217;s podcast, the Aussie star revealed Netflix explicitly asked him not to mention the dreaded 8216;binge-watching8217; during promotion of the new Netflix Original series The Innocents.
8220;I don8217;t think Netflix likes the term 8216;binge,8217;8221; Pearce said (via IndieWire). 8220;When we did the promotion for in the US we were strictly sort of instructed beforehand not to talk about 8216;binge-watching.8217;8221;
Binge-drinking and binge-eating are considered to be unhealthy pastimes, and so is sitting on your couch for ten hours straight blasting through a season of Stranger Things on Netflix. Netflix itself used the term as early as 2013 when it sent out a press release to promote the first season of House of Cards.
It8217;s not clear what the company would prefer. Perhaps we8217;ll see the company speak of 8216;viewing marathons8217; from now on? Perhaps the company will choose to issue polite warnings when a new series drops telling viewers to 8216;watch responsibly8217;?
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