This will probably be a kind of “no duh” update for those of us who understand how business models work, but it looks like those who enjoy stuffing themselves with as much TV as they can in one sitting are going to be pleased with the planned release of Marvel’s upcoming Daredevil series.
Comic Book Resources recently sat down with former Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada (who has since been promoted to Chief Creative Officer), and it seems like not only is Daredevil a mere heartbeat away, but the series is also going to follow the traditional Netflix model of distribution. Quesada comments on many different topics during the interview, but the most intriguing quotes described just how hands on he is in the process of developing these series.
Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m a television binger (that’s with a hard ‘g’). It’s nothing new, all my life I’ve binged on media whether it be books or video games, but with the steady increase of available television shows, often seasons at a time, television binge watching is an ever-growing epidemic. Some of you may be unfamiliar with television binge watching, others may be sufferers yourselves, but together, we can all help in raising awareness.
On Friday, Netflix premiered its new original series, House of Cards, and in what is beginning to become the trend they dropped all 13 episodes at once. That means as I’m typing this it isn’t out of the question for somebody to have by now watched the entire season. Consider what this means for a moment. Those Monday morning “water cooler chats” will have to be segregated by those who’ve only seen a handful of episodes and those who’ve binged on the entire season. The risk of spoilers has significantly increased. And a story that would normally take weeks, possibly months to enjoy has been compressed into a weekend marathon session.
We are at a point of television evolution.