How to watch the Binge Watching game
Watching a binge game is a good idea.
It can give you something to look forward to in the weeks and months to come.
But for the most part, it is best avoided.
Binge-watching can have the opposite effect, giving you something you might not have otherwise had, even if you have been watching it a lot.
So how do you know when to avoid it?
First of all, it’s important to understand what a binge is.
“Binge-binge” means you watch more than one programme at a time.
The BBC has a guide to the different types of Binge Watchers, and a good rule of thumb is to watch as much as you can, or as little as you need.
This will give you a good gauge of whether you are enjoying the programme, or are just spoiling it for your friends.
“Theoretically, you could watch five shows at once, but that’s really unlikely,” says Tom Kiely, editor of BBC Sport’s Binge Watch guide.
“When you are binge-watching, you are looking at a massive amount of content, and the first thing you notice is how many times you watch something.”
That can be quite a lot, and it’s easy to lose track of what you are watching.
“You can lose track if you are bored, you have a headache, you’re sick or tired, or you just want to relax and forget what you’ve been doing,” says Kielely.
Binges can also be really frustrating.
“People can be really frustrated when they start watching something and it doesn’t really seem to make sense, or they are having a really hard time understanding it,” says David Ritchie, BBC Sport Binge watch expert.
“It can also lead to people feeling overwhelmed and they are unable to put it down.”
It’s easy for people to be overwhelmed by something.
“They are probably just not used to watching something so much,” says Ritchie.
“There is no one-stop shop for watching a lot of stuff at once.
It’s really important to just get through it, and get on with it.”
It can also mean you lose track.
If you watch all the time, you will likely be doing this a lot – and then when you finally stop, you’ll find you have missed a lot more.
“This can be particularly annoying if you find you’ve watched a lot too much,” Kieley says.
“Because you are missing out on the important bits.”
“The more you watch, the more you get bored of it.”
But there are ways to make sure you aren’t wasting your time.
“If you are interested in something you like, or something you know someone else likes, then it is OK to stop watching it.
You might even be able to pick up on the things you missed by now,” says John Worsley, director of the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Nottingham.
If, on the other hand, you like something and you’re not watching it, you should try to rewatch it at some point, and keep trying.
“We recommend going back and watching the show if you can.
And if it doesn´t get better, try to watch it again on a different channel,” says Worsly.
You can also try going back to the original episode, or rewatching it if you missed something important.
If that doesn’t work, you can try rewatching the programme on a separate platform.
The more you do, the better you’ll be able.
“What you get from a lot watching is a sense of what is important and what is not,” says James Taylor, head of the psychology department at Oxford University.
“In a lot cases you will find yourself having a great time, even though you may not realise it at the time.”
Watch a lot You can watch a lot without being bored, and if you want to see the best of the BBC, that’s probably the best way to do it.
“To me, binge watching is the most rewarding part of watching the BBC,” says Taylor.
“So I find that watching all the programmes in one sitting really makes it worthwhile.”
“You’re getting the same things, but on different platforms,” says Verena Stokes, research director at the Institute for Research and Development at the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain.
“Most people find that they enjoy the experience more if they are able to watch programmes on a variety of different platforms.”
“In terms of what people find interesting, what they enjoy, and what they find interesting about a programme, it really depends on where they are watching it.”
If you’re interested in watching the best programmes on different sites, then you’ll probably find the BBC has good options for you.
“Some of the more popular sites, including BBC iPlayer and ITV are great choices,” says Stokes.
“And you can also check out your local BBC One channel.”
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