Binge watching has become an American “hobby” since the advent of video streaming of movies, television shows, and other video content that was only traditionally available through basic cable platforms. With the rise of companies and services like Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, Apple and traditional cable channels now offering “plus” services, we may view content commercial free, as well as movies that are currently in theatrical release.
During the COVID pandemic, Dr. Troy Frank, associate professor of business, discovered the unique lifestyle benefits of binge watching when socially, economically and physically, his world became smaller and quiet. He will explore the television content to which he became addicted and how it affected his attitudes, dress, and most importantly, his classroom pedagogy and content.