By Bill Rathbone posted Aug 28th 2013
"Binge Watching" of TV shows is a hot phrase these days. It seems like every other week I see a new list of the best shows to binge watch, and Forbes has declared that "Binge Watching is Our Future." Netflix has helped, releasing seasons of shows like Arrested Development and Orange Is The New Black all at once, instead of one episode per week. But binge watching has been happening in one form or another for a long time — dating back to the (ancient) days when people would program their VHS deck to record weekly shows and sit down to watch them later, a stack of boxy tapes and plenty of snacks on the coffee table.