In the old days, TV episodes came out once a week. Dying to know what happens next on your favorite show? Too bad. You’ll have to be patient. Have other plans while the latest episode airs? Better hope you remembered to set your VCR, or pray that the next rerun isn’t too far away. It was the age of the dreaded cliffhanger, and studios kept us all on their schedules. Netflix and other on-demand streaming services changed all that. Suddenly, full seasons of exciting new shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Stranger Things dropped all at once. No need to wait. Sit down and watch the whole season — or even the whole series — in one sleepless, snack-ridden, why-the-hell-did-I-do-this evening. Binge-watching became a hallmark of the streaming era, but not everyone is playing along. While Netflix has made binging TV an American pastime, services like HBO, Hulu, and the upcoming Disney+ choose to release episodes of at least some of their original series on a once-a-week schedule. You can binge a show when the season is over, but if you’re planning on staying up-to-date on The Mandalorian, Watchmen, or The Handmaid’s Tale, you’re going to have… Read full this story
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