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Junior Contributor I
The Culture of Binge-Watching and Its Effect on Writing
Discuss how binge-watching (or show runners’ anticipation that that is how their product will be consumed) impacts the quality of writing in television shows. This can be positive or negative. For example (SPOILER ALERT for The Walking Dead) the controversy surrounding the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was explained away by some as the show runners anticipating that future viewers who binge watched the series will have the Season 7 premier (and thus the cliffhanger’s resolution) right at their fingertips, thereby making the finale much less objectionable.