We’ve all seen it happen.
Successful friends and contented family members, maybe even ourselves, reduced to unhygienic, mindless, jibber-jabbering shadows of our former TV viewing selves by improper binge watching of TV shows.
There’s nothing wrong with binge watching per se of course – everyone is doing it.
But as a host of celebrities from shows like Parks and Recreation and Orange is the New Black remind us in Entertainment Weekly‘s incredibly helpful Public Service Announcement about Binge Watching of TV, it must be done properly or there will be consequences.
(It could be that winter is coming … or something; anyway, it’s BAD).
Such as you might never, ever switch your TV off again if you choose to over-indulge in CNN because, FYI, it never ends and you will be binge-watching it for eternity. (Thank you Retta aka Donna Meagle).
Or you will find yourself recounting the shows you have just watched to your two imaginary children that you had with your fictitious partner after you were too busy to go and find someone real to sit on the couch beside you. (Thank you Alyson Hannigan aka Lily Aldrin/Willow Rosenberg)
Or even, GASP!, end up like Adam Scott who proudly proclaims to Amy Poehler that “I don’t have a TV. I just read and look out the window.” (Kidding; I love reading but too much TV at once and you could burnout).
It’s a timely PSA chock-full of important advice such as never watch more than 13 episodes at a time, which in truth is pretty easy to follow since as Kate Mulgrew aka Galina “Red” Reznikov reminds us, that all most shows make in one season.
Watch it and learn and always remember to hydrate.
Always hydrate … but don’t watch TV in your pool because, you know, PZZZT!