Emily Nussbaum is the world-famous television critic for The New Yorker, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, and author of I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution. Nussbaum is renowned for her incisive, passionate, and often viral takes on shows that have defined this Golden Era of “bingeable” television. This discussion explores why we love to watch these bingeable shows, and what it says about us as human beings.

She analyzes how fans warp the shows they love, the rise of the “unlikeable” female lead, the messy power of sexual violence on TV, and how #MeToo created complicated moral questions for fans and the power showrunners that transformed the medium.


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