Beware of the dangers of binge watching television.  I had no idea about the dark-seedy underworld of television binge watching until I was an addict.

Here is my story.

When we moved to Texas I wanted to try something different for the family.  We were TV addicts and we were paying out the wazoo for TV.  I thought that maybe we could ease off the boob tube. We went cold-turkey off the magic box. I had no idea that Television addiction is real.

It quickly became apparent that our daughter was an addict and going through withdrawls.  She racked up a couple hundred hours of DVDs in what seemed like a few days.

After a few months of this I decided to get us a Roku.  Watch TV free via the internet.  Brilliant we can watch our streaming Netflix on a real sized TV.  We added Amazon prime to our Roku as well as about 50 free channels.

Soon I was watching Netflix on a Kindle Fire HD in bed when trying to get the kids to shut up and go to sleep.  The addiction spiralled quickly out of control.  I was streaming in the bathroom or in the yard or hell when the kids were watching something else in the same damn room.

I quickly blasted through 5 years of Mad Men.  And soon I was onto Breaking Bad. Wow that was addicting.  I couldn’t stop watching especially the final season.  Holy Cow!!!!

Hello I am Eran and I am a Television Series Binge Watcher.

I am an addict.

Who knew that Binge watching has adverse effects?

A recently released parody from College Humor compares binge-watching to binge-drinking.

 

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  1. So true. We are currently watching 24. My father in law is so bad about binge watching series. He will start one and go straight through it. And then it is off to the next series. It makes me laugh to watch him.
    Good luck with your addiction!

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