NBC Tries Out Binge Viewing With 'Aquarius'
It’s 1967 in Los Angeles in NBC’s new show “ Aquarius.” The crime drama, set in an era of free love, cheap drugs and “unparalleled music,” sets up a promising plot, which viewers will be able to watch in one long binge on NBC’s website or mobile app starting on May 29, 2015.
It is NBC’s first “binge-watching” show, which was popularized by media companies like Hulu, HBO and Netflix.
But is this a good business decision or a step down the wrong programming path? Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks to John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University, to discuss the benefits and shortcomings of the one-time-release season.
- John Carroll, Here & Now media analyst and professor of mass communications at Boston University. His blog is “Campaign Outsider” and he tweets @johncarroll_bu.
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