How long does it take to watch the most-binged Netflix TV series?

OnBuy has devised an amusing report on how long it takes to watch the most-binged shows on Netflix. They have also explored all the things you could have done with the 90 hours you’ve spent watching Orange is the New Black, for example, like completing two weeks of basic training to become part of the operational staff in HMPPS, carrying out security searches, reporting contraband items and checking CCTV.

Two seasons of Chilling Episodes of Sabrina takes over 1 day and 9 hours, when instead you could have used this time to become a crystal healer. You takes over 15 hours to watch, and within this time you could’ve learnt ethical hacking from scratch, apparently. All three seasons of Stranger Things takes 21 hours and 49 minutes. Alternatively, you could have gone on a dungeon crawl and completed seven rounds of Dungeons & Dragons. It also takes five days on average to binge watch a series on Netflix. However, stats show that 8.4million current users try to finish a series within the first 24 hours.

Sitcom The Ranch takes 1 day, 11 hours and 54 minutes to get through all 70 episodes during which time you could have learnt how to make 18 classic cocktails on a course and become a qualified bartender. Watching all 3 seasons of Marvel’s Jessica Jones would take 1 day, 9 hours and 7 minutes, while instead you have could have flown to Las Vegas, visited the Marvel Avengers interactive exhibition, gone for dinner and bowling at a cosplay themed bar and flown home with time to spare.

If you want to see how much of your life you’ve lost to some of your favorite shows, you can visit, and see the table below…


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  1. I find that I can binge plot heavy, twisty shows in larger doses than that, but that it almost always winds up being diminishing returns. I just can’t retain it all so it kinda goes in one ear and out the other and if you ask me about it afterwards, it’s mostly gone. It might be good for passing the time but not ideal for enjoyment.

  2. I used to binge watch whatever amount of episodes was on a DVD that I rented from Netflix. But I find myself enjoying the shows far less, and eventually stopped doing this. Now, I usually watch just 1 episode per day, per show. I guess this can be considered semi-binge?

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