One more wafer-thin episode? No, I couldn’t … Alright, just one then | Barbara Ellen
news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 07:35 · 1 minute
Did the binge-watch turn us into a nation of TV addicts? Or, for some of us, was the darkness always there? A Radio Times survey , involving 21,000 people over three months, concluded that 56% of people binge-watch television series regularly, and 81% do it at least occasionally. The survey also said that viewing habits could reveal personality traits. People who watch episodes spaced out, like in yon olden days, are conscientious and conformist. Bingers are empathetic, hedonistic and value stimulation. Which seems a flattering way to describe slobbing out in front of a screen, scarfing down entire series while your children weep and your life collapses around you.
Personally, I’ve long been a capital-B Binger. Elsewhere on these pages, I’m the television critic: the perfect cover for my “little problem”. Down my greedy viewing gullet goes this series, that series, perhaps a miniseries to finish, like the TV equivalent of Monty Python’s Mr Creosote’s “wafer-thin mint” . On a shamefully regular basis, my television threatens to turn itself off, menacingly counting down, almost as if it’s judging my multi-episode gorging (“Still watching Love is Blind ? Go to bed!”). I’m a lost cause, though going by the Radio Times findings, be it Ozark , The Bear , Squid Game or anything else, I’m not alone.Continue reading...