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Why Netflix binges can be dangerous

Before long, you'll be hooked on that Crackle.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on May 15, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 7:32 am CDT

There are a lot more dangers to binge-watching TV shows than people let on.

Look, we’ve all been there before. One minute, you’re starting a brand new TV show, and the next, you can’t remember what day it is or how many episodes you’ve been through. Anything brighter than a computer or TV screen hurts your eyes. And did you forget to eat anything other than Cheetos? Of course you did, because who needs real food when you’ve got Netflix?

That’s the making of a successful binge, although you might feel like you’re experiencing a hangover.

It might not be dangerous in the sense that binge-drinking or drugs might be, but there’s every chance that you’ll one day just go to work and come home just to watch TV all night.

That’s it. I’m swearing it off. As soon as I’m done watching Bob’s Burgers. And House of Cards. And all of classic Doctor Who.

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*First Published: May 15, 2014, 3:31 pm CDT