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.