Published Aug 28, 2018Despite the fact that they're constantly inundating us with highly addictive content, the suits at Netflix are attempting to put the kibosh on our usage of the term "binge watching."
The news arrives via Guy Pearce, star of the streaming service's new series The Innøcents. He stopped by the Empire Film Podcast to discuss the film and, as the A.V. Club reports, revealed that he was told to stop using the phrase.
"I don't think Netflix likes the term 'binge,'" he said, adding that cast members on the show were "strictly sort of instructed beforehand not to talk about 'binge watching'" during press appearances.
Of course, the Netflix PR people forgot to tell their cast members not to talk about being told not to talk about binge watching, hence Pearce's use of the phrase.
Either way, we're going to need a new term for passively consuming a shit-ton of content for hours at a time. After all, the normies ruined "Netflix and chill" approximately 24 hours after it was coined.
The Innøcents is, uh, available to gorge on Netflix now.