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I admit it, I’ve done it. Lost, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, even Three Stooges Marathons!!

What exactly is the definition of “binge-watching?” Many agree that watching three or more episodes in one day, which seems conservative, is binge-watching. In a recent survey, 91 percent of respondents admit to experimenting with binge-watching at least once, 16 percent admit to watching an entire season over the course of a week and more than 50 percent continue the habit for years or worse, for a lifetime.

I do not and will not “binge-watch” anymore. Even if there was a show called “Binge” I wouldn’t watch one episode. Some of my friends binge-watch, I don’t judge. I have a co-worker who’s on Nexflix every day, it’s addictive like Crackle and it streams directly to her phone! I remind my kids to stay away from other kids they think may be binge-watchers. It doesn’t make them bad people, they just made bad choices.

There were two types of crowds when I was growing up, the binge-watchers (BW) and the non-binge watchers (NBW). The binge-watchers wore pajamas, did a lot of snacking and spent a lot of time in bed or on their couch. Even when they weren’t binge-watching they were talking about the shows they binge-watched. Today you can’t pick up a remote without being tempted; it’s very hard to resist.

If you or a loved one are affected by binge-watching, call 732-545-8272


Joel is a recovering binge-watcher who enjoys watching tv for long periods of time, and kissing puppies.