Expert Explains TV Binging Phenomenon

The Daily Beast asked a cultural anthropologist to explain why, in an age when society has “the attention span of a house fly sipping Red Bull in a room lit by a strobe light while dubstep plays,” we are compelled to sit for hours watching back-to-back espisodes of our favorite TV series.

The answer in part, he says, may simply be that TV programming has gotten so much better. Check out his other theories in “Why We Binge-Watch Television.”

Why We Love TV Show Benders

Entertainment writer Jessica Goldstein explores the psychology and sociology behind obsessive back-to-back episode viewing in her Washington Post article, “Television Binge Watching: If it Sounds So Bad, Why Does it Feel So Good?