...I feel the same way about the music of the sixties - you younger people see that music as a complete body of music while I remember waiting for each new Beatles record and wondering what it would be. Then being completely blown away by how cool each new record was.
Experiencing it in real time gives a different perspective and, imo, a deeper understanding of the significance of new developments and how they affected creative aspects of other artists and ventures.
I watched the original Twin Peaks series in real time and I felt like David Lynch had a big chunk of the tv watching public in the palm of his hand there for a while. It'll be interesting to see if he can do it again. Regarding binge watching, my wife and I watched the entire run of "Breaking Bad" in a 10 day period--I think I figured out that it was 46.5 hours of programming. With that show in particular, I can't imaging the excruciating wait between episodes and seasons that would have been part of watching it in real time. And one of the most amazing parts of that show was the seamless continuity of the characters from start to finish: I don't think that would have been nearly as obvious in real time watching.