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It Could Soon Be Impossible To Binge Your Favourite Netflix Shows And We’re Devastated

It Could Soon Be Impossible To Binge Your Favourite Netflix Shows And We’re Devastated

Is there a more simple pleasure than getting comfy on the sofa after a long day and watching episode after episode of your favourite Netflix show?

From Orange Is The New Black to 13 Reasons Why, if you're anything like us you will have binged them all in a matter of days the moment they hit the streaming platform.

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So we were gutted to discover that Netflix might be changing the way it uploads some shows, releasing episodes weekly instead of all in one go.

You might have to wait to watch your favourite show on Netflix Credit: Unsplash
You might have to wait to watch your favourite show on Netflix Credit: Unsplash

The platform has first implemented this with hugely popular competition show, RuPaul's Drag Race, but now it looks to be implementing the model on more of its series.

In the US, The Great British Baking Show (that's Bake Off to us) is the latest series to be staggered, with only one episode of series 7 currently on the platform overseas, and weekly release dates for future instalments.

Cardi. B and T.I's new rap competition Rhythm & Flow will also be released in chunk instalments when it lands on Netflix in October.

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Four episodes will air initially, and then episodes 5-7 will drop in one go, and 8-10 in another.

Many of our favourite Netflix shows could be affected Credit: Unsplash
Many of our favourite Netflix shows could be affected Credit: Unsplash

It's no wonder Netflix has looked at changing up its model, seeing as rival platforms are now emerging, including Disney+, which is expected to air many of its shows on a weekly basis.

This means that Disney shows will likely be focus of hype for months at a time because they're keeping their fans hooked, and Netlfix will want to have a similar impact with its big hitters.

While it might be a savvy move, its sure to upset many Netflix users, especially given the new binge-worthy shows it has recently announced are in the works.

One show fans will be hoping won't be affected is new French horror series, Marianne, which is arriving on the platform next week.

The French show Marianne is one we're hoping won't be affected Credit: Netflix
The French show Marianne is one we're hoping won't be affected Credit: Netflix

The show - which everyone is on tenterhooks for - tells the story of a novelist (played by Call Me By Your Name actress Victoire Du Bois) who realises her terrifying stories, based on a witch called Marianne that "enters your soul", are coming true.

Fingers crossed we've still got a little longer to be telly addicts before any drastic changes come into place!

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Entertainment, Disney+, TV News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Pretty 52 who loves writing about all things food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also has a particular interest in women's issues.

 

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