Sony's Michael Lynton Defines 'Tantric' TV Viewing

Lynton (right) and film composer Nicholas Britell hit the turntables at the dinner.
Lynton (right) and film composer Nicholas Britell hit the turntables at the dinner.
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This story first appeared in the July 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

At a Bel-Air charitable dinner for the L.A. Dance Project, actor Will McCormack confided to tablemates Rashida Jones and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton on June 20 that he'd recently binged through a Friday Night Lights season in four days. 

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Lynton began a debate on the merits of binge viewing. Its opposite? What he termed "tantric" viewing -- i.e., a more controlled style of consumption that would, ahem, extend the pleasure over time.

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