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There's A Way To See Every Show You've Ever Binged On Netflix

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There's A Way To See Every Show You've Ever Binged On Netflix

Netflix's sarky little 'Are you still watching?' pop-up is already more than enough to remind you what a pig you are as you lie sprawled out on the sofa, surrounded by half-empty Doritos packets and various dips on a Sunday afternoon.

However, if you really want to get a measure of just how much of your life you've wasted glued to the box then look no further, because you can now review your watching habits in complete detail, thanks to this nifty hidden feature in the streaming service.

Credit: Netflix/Stranger Things
Credit: Netflix/Stranger Things

But before you go any further: as a man who once almost shed a tear due to the intense feelings of nostalgia that came with flicking through his Just Eat order history, I feel compelled to warn you that it could get quite emotional.

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If you reckon you're mentally equipped to take a gander, simply head to your Netflix account, click your avatar up in the top right and hit 'Account', then 'Viewing Activity'.

Now behold, a comprehensive list of every single show you've binged on, complete with the dates you watched them on. Scroll right the way down to the bottom and you'll even be able to check out the first thing you ever used you Netflix subscription to watch.

Credit: Gaumont International Television/Narcos
Credit: Gaumont International Television/Narcos

Ah, all those fond memories. Still, no matter how much you think you like a good binge-watching session, research has revealed that watching your favourite shows in bulk actually makes them less enjoyable.

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Researchers from the University of Melbourne discovered that watching too many episodes of a programme in one go led to 'significantly less enjoyment' than if they were viewed on a weekly basis.

Writing in the journal First Monday, the team behind the data said: "Binge-watching via video on-demand services is now considered the 'normal' way to consume television programmes.

Credit: Weidemann & Berg Television/Dark
Credit: Weidemann & Berg Television/Dark

"In fact, recent surveys suggest upward of 80 per cent of consumers prefer and indulge in binge-watching behaviour. Although it is a preferred viewing style catered to by many internet-based on-demand distribution companies, binge-watching does not appear to benefit sustained memory of viewed content and may affect show enjoyment."

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They added: "Despite its position as the preferred viewing schedule amongst modern television consumers, binge-watching may affect both sustained memory and... reported show enjoyment levels."

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So, there's something to chew on next time you're settling down for an 8-hour TV marathon on a Sunday afternoon. Space your episodes out and you might just enjoy them a little more. Really though, who's got that kind of self-restraint?

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix, TV

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