Binge watching has become an increasingly common cultural practice. Although psychologists and cultural Cassandras warn against its possible harms, there are numerous strategies available for combatting binge addiction.
1. The Gilded Age
Before Netflix began dropping full seasons of shows onto their streaming service weekly, binge-watching had to be carefully plan and enjoy as an indulgence reserve for those with the patience necessary to stockpile episodes for later.
At the close of the nineteenth century, Americans experience unprecedent wealth. Along with that wealth came new questions of morality and politics that raise heat discussions – including debates that often turn violent – during what became known as the Gild Age. Many would find these discussions shocking today.
Season two of this period drama explores the conflict between old and new money in an active city. Witness as Bertha strives for her goal as an actress, Marian enters teaching profession, and Peggy makes use of activist spirit – this hidden gem worth watching out for!
2. Love Is Blind
Binge-watching can become addictive, flooding your body with dopamine and keeping you coming back for more. When one series like Money Heist comes to an end, its end can leave you craving another binge experience like an addict in need of their fix.
Love Is Blind has found a new home with Netflix after it was recently renew for Season 6 with a fresh pod squad hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina kicking off their search for love sight unseen in its next installment premiering Feb 14 on streaming service. Uche and Lydia’s paranoid thoughts about each other as well as Stacy and Izzy’s journey from faithful fiancees to bitter ex-partners are sure to create plenty of drama during Season 6. So get your wine goblets ready; things are about to get real….
3. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Obsessive TV and movie watching have forever alter how we consume media; binge watching is now part of daily life and can even be leverage to your benefit if use effectively.
Beginning with its inaugural episode, it quickly becomes evident that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will be something special. This Bafta-winning sequel to Ryan Murphy’s pop culture anthology moves not forward but backward, charting Andrew Cunanan’s journey from pathological liar to spree killer.
Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz standout as Versace; however, Criss does have his moments as Versace; yet Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz truly steal the show here – it will become increasingly enjoyable as more details unfold – making this an excellent hidden gem that deserves wider exposure.
4. The Last Ship
The Last Ship is a science fiction television series inspire by William Brinkley’s novel of the same name. Starring Eric Dane and following a US Navy guide missile destroyer crew searching for a cure to an infectious virus which has eradicate most of humanity, the series was develop by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane and executive produce by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.
The show is shot aboard two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers of the San Diego Fleet: USS Halsey and Dewey; while USS Iowa also play host to some scenes during season two.
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5. The Walking Dead
Sheriff Rick Grimes leads an apocalyptic group of survivors from an alternate reality infect by zombies call walkers and forms communities to live together under constant threat. Though undead known as walkers are at the forefront of this series, other humans also feature prominently.
Netflix has built its brand on offering viewers some of their favorite television shows and movies, including classics that may have gone underrate or sleeper hits that have yet to receive recognition. This is particularly evident on NBCUniversal’s new streaming platform Peacock which showcases forgotten gems from shows like Cheers or Parks and Recreation as well as mega movie franchises; plus they even make original movies!
6. The Handmaid is Tale
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As The Handmaid’s Tale first premiere in 2017, progressive viewers found hope and triumph in Gilead. However, as each episode progresse it became clearer that Donald Trump’s administration wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon; episodes such as June losing her child made watching the second season more emotionally challenging but worth every moment spent watching it.
7. The Handmaid is Tale: Season 2
Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale present a disturbing depiction of totalitarianism, while season two continues this theme. Knowing that weekly releases would detract from tension-building, show writers have use specific episodes that comment directly on current events — such as one where Gilead disputes with Canada (an indirect jab at Trump) or when June’s daughter is taken from her arms.
Season 1 saw June and Moira (O-T Fagbenle) living in Little America – Canada where they work for the resistance – while working together. Now in Season 2, both characters return to the Colonies where they see each other for the first time since Season 1. Sadly both characters have change significantly since Season 1. Though a challenging watch, Season 2 remains important and essential viewing.
8. The Handmaid is Tale: Season 3
TV used to be episodic; each week a new episode would air on traditional broadcast television. But streaming services have revolutionised television. Now they allow audiences to ‘preview’ episodes ahead of their release on demand.
This year’s finale of The Handmaid’s Tale is an emotional highpoint, full of tearjerking moments and heroic last stands. Additionally, it brings back to light one of its signature political themes – evangelical Christianity’s subtle violentity.
At its heart lies June’s most powerful scene yet: she facilitates another woman’s escape to Canada using the song Into Dust by Mazzy Star as background music – showing how far June has come in terms of solidarity since becoming part of Lawrence and living alone with Lawrence in Gilead. Furthermore, this scene reminds viewers that their struggle against Gilead won’t end anytime soon as The Handmaid’s Tale returns for season four this month.
9. The Handmaid is Tale: Season 4
Hulu’s fourth season adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel follows June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), now known as Offred, through a totalitarian society known as Gilead where men exert total authority and fertile women are forced to serve as Handmaids and produce children for Commanders. Offred has now been assigned to Fred Waterford and Serena Joy Waterford’s home where Offred becomes part of their household and lives there until she eventually escapes with Fred and Serena Joy Waterfords home when she escapes Gilead in season 4.
Moira reconciles with Luke and Hannah. Moira encounters Asher again who still misses his Gilead family; when Moira visits Emily she expresses frustration that June never considers the consequences of her actions.
Aunt Lydia punishes Janine by dousing her with nightshade (similar to what Esther experienced). Nick aids June to escape to Red Center with other Handmaids but their plan is threatened when a new high-ranking guard is assigned at their house.
10. The Handmaid is Tale: Season 5
Binge-watching has quickly become one of the most popular methods of watching television shows and movies since streaming services’ arrival, revolutionizing both our viewing habits and how programs are produced.
As with anything good, all things must come to an end, and The Handmaid’s Tale fans might soon see its sixth and final season as their last chance to experience June’s story. Luckily, showrunner Bruce Miller has promised that its finale will provide a satisfying full-circle moment that should leave viewers satisfied.