Binge Watching Shows in 2016 By: Paul Gawne

Binge watching has become social norm in recent years. Having full seasons, and even series at our fingertips has given people the freedom to not "wait until next week to find out." People in 2016 have been bingewatching shows in record numbers. Something about getting entranced in a show from the comfort of your own living room appeals to seemingly everybody these days. Personally, my family loves watching shows together for long periods of time. Here are some of the biggest shows not only to me this 2016, but also people everywhere.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has become one of the most popular shows on television. Game of Thrones does everything right to be a big hit. The show officially has the most emmys of any fictional tv series as of 2016, which shows how and why it became so popular. Many people use HBO Go to stream Game of Thrones and binge watch.



2016 marked the second and final year of the hit show, Narcos. Narcos took the television industry by storm. It became the most popular show on Netflix in 2015, and still remained "a large presence" on Netflix in 2016. The only show that Narcos trailed behind at the time was Game of Thrones. Both are streamable, which results in many people binge watching from the comfort of their own homes.

Narcos is based off of a true story

Stranger Things

Stranger Things has become one of the most popular shows in 2016. It is widely streamed on Netflix. One of the aspects that makes Stranger Things so popular, is the Nostalgic feel it has. Retro is always in, and 2016 is no exception. The show has the humor and suspense that make for a most popular show.

The Sopranos

The Sopranos is from the early 2000s. That being said, it is still watched by many, including myself still today. The show was named "Greates TV Show of All Time," by Rolling Stone. This helps show how popular the show actually is. It stands the test of time in its popularity and numbers. With HBO Go becoming such a big streaming platform, The Sopranos has continued to be watched by many. HBO Go openes up a new door for old shows, even in 2016. This is why I chose to add The Sopranos to my list of Binge Watched Shows of 2016.


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