Tagged With binge-watching

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We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do you go to start a new TV show but don't know whether it's worth the time? Every night? Same. When you do settle on one and it's three seasons long, it throws you - do you really want to spend all that time on a show that might not even be good?

Lucky for you, we've plucked 10 of Netflix's best new shows - and they're all still in their first season.

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The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.

One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

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With the release of Stranger Things season 2 just days away, plenty of us are PREPARING TO BINGE.

It's interesting how the idea of 'binging' has just become part of our entertainment lexicon -- and it's growing dramatically. Binge watching has grown 20 fold over the last four years.

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In our new series "Point Taken", staff writers Patrick Austin and Nick Douglas debate life hacks, etiquette and best practices. In this inaugural episode, we discuss the value of "skimming" prestige TV. Are you packing in more entertainment, or robbing art of its value? Nick thinks it's fine to skim a show now and then. Patrick thinks it's a sin. Watch us face off.

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It is physically impossible to watch every episode of every good TV show. Yet we actually feel guilty for not keeping up with our shows. "Did you see Better Call Saul?" your friend asks; "Oh no, sorry, I'm a few episodes behind," you say, like you're letting everyone down.

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The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more fundamental issue of the world's obsession with content consumption.

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Vegging out in front of the TV can be a fun activity for a lazy Sunday, but while you're binge-watching every episode of Jessica Jones, your weekend is passing you by. On Monday you'll wonder where all that time went that you'd planned to use to fix up the house, read a book, and hang out with friends.