For the sake of journalistic integrity, I have to admit: I am writing this article after having watched eight full episodes of House of Cards within the last 24 hours. Yes, I too am officially a Georgetown student cliche. It’s inevitable. Eventually Frank Underwood gets to all of us. Some may call my recent Netflix marathon an achievement, but my history homework that was due today might disagree. Luckily, I now know that I am not alone.
InTheCapital recently reported that the majority of people living in the United States binge-watch TV shows, and Washington, D.C., is officially the home of the top binge-watchers in the country, with 88 percent of D.C. adults binge-watching TV episodes. (We tied San Francisco and Dallas for first place.) In addition, the study found that 66 percent of D.C. adults prefer to watch current season episodes as opposed to past episodes, once again ranking as the highest in the country. The study defined “binge-watching” as “watching two or more episodes of the same show in one sitting.”
So, what exactly are D.C. adults watching? According to the article, the top eight most binge-watched TV shows are:
Wine. It tastes better than Burnett’s. It is often imbibed on Wednesdays because of the brilliant opportunity it poses for alliteration. And it gives you horrendous hangovers. Or so they tell me. While I couldn’t possibly have any first-hand knowledge of this type of fire-water outside of Sunday Mass, apparently my fellow Washingtonians have plenty of experience with Bacchus’ favorite drink.
According to InTheCapital, the average Washingtonian drinks 25.7 liters of wine per year. This is the most liters per capita of wine consumed by any state, or in D.C.’s case, District. That’s right, our humble little District beat out even the most famous wine drinkers in California by 11.7 liters. If you don’t believe me check out this beautifully color coded map InTheCapital provided:
That’s us, the minuscule blood-red spot in Maryland. Looks like a red wine stain on the patchwork pink shirt that is America.
In trying to find some sort of takeaway from the vital information InTheCapital has reported, let’s turn to MTV’s “Awkward” for some clarity:
With this sagely advice, I now dub the District of Columbia the new City of Love. (Move over, Verona and Venice.) Cheers to our D.C. lovers and cheers to their impending wine-fueled headaches!
With midterms starting and the number of students spending late nights in Lau rising, many Hoyas are feeling stressed. But have no fear! At times like these, it’s important to take a step back and gain some perspective. Hopefully, a recently posted InTheCapital article can do just that.
In a new study produced by The Business Journal, Washington, D.C., has come out as the biggest source of collective brain power in the country. Looking at 102 major markets and rating each market on its percentage of adults with high school diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees, the rankings placed D.C. at the top of the list. So, if Washington, D.C., earned the best brain power ranking (i.e, Washington, D.C. is smart) and Georgetown is located in Washington, D.C., then one can assume…
Of course, as humble men and women for others, Hoyas would never openly boast or brag. But, speaking as a completely objective third party with no personal interest in the matter, if The Business Journal, says so, why deny it?