We all do it – well, at least a good number of us do. We get home, excited that the school year is over and just want to relax. What better way to let all of the stresses of the school year go than to hunker down in your room and decide to watch the entire series of [insert whatever show is next on your “I need to watch this list”] before ever leaving again? You thought it was a good idea when you started and now realize an entire week of your summer break has just gone by. What else is summer vacation really for? Looking for a job? Working? Those things can wait . . . just one more episode . . .
You know your summer Netflix addiction has gone too far when . . .
- You’ve watched the entire first season of a new series in less than a day.
And there is no doubt in your mind that you are going to immediately start the second one. I mean, there is a pretty low chance you would be able to go very long without knowing what happens next.
- You’re starting to get closer to fictional characters than your parents (who you haven’t seen in months).
For some reason, it’s become easier and easier to slip into another world and make new friends . . . have this new life — that is, until Netflix asks you if you’re “still watching.”
- Food seems to be less of an issue if it means interrupting your binge watching.
You can’t pause your real life when you’re in the middle of something, so what makes you think you could for a TV show?
- You watched the third season of Orange is the New Black in two days
Well, this one was kind of obvious — who wouldn’t??
- You’ve watched the entire series in less than a week.
This is just kind of the snowball you put yourself into after the, “I absolutely no-matter-what need to know what happens next.”
- You become emotionally distressed after your series ends because now you have to face the reality of actually being a real person during the summer.
That job you have coming up — yeah, it may be time to start thinking about that. But fret not, for Piper, Red and Crazy Eyes will all be waiting for you when you get home.