Netflix Knows EXACTLY How Fast You Binged OITNB
One of the greatest gifts Netflix has bestowed upon us is the power of the binge watch. Now that entire seasons of a show are all instantly available to watch, we make our own schedules for our shows. But, as we all know, some shows are more addictive than others. And now Netflix knows exactly which shows we finish in entirety over the course of a weekend.
Netflix released a “binge scale” to show exactly how quickly we are all binging through our favorite shows. To gather data for the binge scale, Netflix analyzed global viewing patterns for 100 shows in 190 countries over eight months. According to the research, everybody blows through thrillers like Breaking Bad, Dexter and The Fall most quickly. It makes sense: Those cliffhangers at the end of every episode immediately trigger your finger to press the “next episode” button. After thrillers, we are obsessed with horror shows like American Horror Story and Penny Dreadful.
The other end of the spectrum is a bit unexpected. It looks like viewers are most likely to meander through critic-favorite genres like irreverent comedies and political dramas. There are two different reasons for this. Shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, while highly enjoyable, don’t exactly leave you clamoring for the next episode, and heavy, complex dramas like House of Cards generally require some time for digestion between episodes.
Falling in the middle are some of our favorite binge-worthy shows, dramatic comedies like Orange Is the New Black and crime dramas like Bloodline. It only goes to prove that everybody sets their own pace on Netflix and reiterates just how important #NoSpoilers really is.
Did Netflix get your binge rate right? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photos via Netflix)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!