You Won't Be Able To Binge New Netflix Series Between

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Netflix changed the way we watch television, adapting the meaning of the word "binge" from an extremely unhealthy eating habit to a mildly unhealthy entertainment habit. Now, the company's just messing with our heads. Between, a new series coming out in May, will be released in weekly episodes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Repeat: You will not be able to binge-watch it all at once.

The reason for this massive change is actually because the six-part series will be airing on Canadian network City an hour before each episode is released, beginning at 8 p.m. on May 21. Now that that's out of the way, let's look at whether it will be worth watching, binge-ready or no.

The show stars Jennette McCurdy, whom you may know from iCarly and Sam & Cat, as a pregnant teen. She's all set to give up her baby for adoption when her town, ominously named Pretty Lake, is hit by a mysterious plague that kills everyone over 21. Now the survivors are all under quarantine.

"First, they’ve been through this apocalypse of seeing everyone older die, and then they have this newfound freedom of society without rules, which is appealing to everyone, especially youth," show creator Michael McGowan explained in a press release. "Unlike other shows where you have zombies or the military, the engine is each other and, fortunately, the networks didn’t shy away from it. For example, we kill a seven-year old early on, and in doing that, I wanted to say no one is safe in this world because these people aren’t equipped to handle themselves in this society."
McCurdy shared the first teaser on Twitter today.

A bunch of kids trapped under quarantine and struggling to survive in a lawless society? Yes, please.       

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