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While Chaney may not agree with those opinions, she does admit that binge-viewing has its pitfalls. For example, she missed out on all the "hype and buildup" for the recent series finale of "Fringe" because she was still a season behind. And because she can’t live "in the moment" with her favorite shows, she is forced to go out of her way to avoid spoilers and lives in exile from water-cooler conversation.
"Several of my friends and I love ‘Mad Men,’ but they watch it live," she says. "So I can’t talk and share it with them. We can’t bond over it like we would have in the old days, so that’s kind of a bummer."
Still, Chaney says that, with binge-watching, the good outweighs the bad.
"It’s important that I’m in control of the schedule," she says.
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