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This company will pay you $2,000 to watch every episode of every season of a TV show of your choice

Talk about a dream job.

By
Anna Rahmanan
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There are few at-home activities as universally loved as binge-watching television shows on your favorite couch. Believe it or not, you can now actually make some money while doing just that—courtesy of CableTV.com, which researches and compares TV and streaming services "to give you straightforward reviews and reliable advice."

The company announced its quest for five candidates to binge-watch every episode of every season of their TV show of choice. Each person will receive $2,000 in addition to a welcome package that includes a $100 Grubhub gift card (because indulging in delivery while watching TV is key), a one-year subscription to a streaming service of your choice, a "comfy blanket," loads of popcorn and candy, and a copy of Remote: Office Not Required, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier.

We're not kidding, all you need to do is watch a show and post about it on Instagram or Twitter and tag @CableTV on the platform. Talk about a dream job.

What mostly appeals to us is the liberty that candidates have to choose the show they'd like to watch, therefore indirectly determining their own hourly wage, depending on the number of episodes in each series. Fancy watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for example? The 26 episodes will guarantee you $104.26/hour. Seinfeld's 180 episodes amount to $28.98 per binge-watched hour while Rick and Morty will allow you to make a whopping $151.52 per hour. Basically, the shorter the series, the more money you will earn per hour spent "working."

As per the application (which you can find here), job requirements are few: you must be 18, an active social media user and eligible to work in the U.S. You've got until April 20 to apply.

This isn't the first gig of its kind: just last week, we reported that Overhead Conference Calls was offering a lucky fan $1,000 to binge-watch 15 hours of The Office while hosting a virtual party with friends. Could this be the future of the job market? Because we're oh-so into it.

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