culture, sleep, tv shows

I’m pretty sure this is a widely spread teenage addiction…

Yes I am talking about tv. (You thought I was talking about something else, didn’t you? Hehe) Tv shows in general. Movies. Netflix. The tv itself. (…) While the rest of the world seems to be out enjoying themselves, doing whatever they may be doing, teenagers like to shut themselves in their rooms catching up on their favourite tv shows. Don’t ask why, because I really don’t know the answer, but I myself have recently fallen into this sink hole. Honestly, if this has never happened to you, you are lucky. Knowing the whole of your favourite show, (in my case every episode from season 1 to season 4), is on your laptop, just waiting to be watched, is enough to drive anyone insane. Last Monday, I found myself watching 4 (or 5?) episodes in a row in the evening after I got home from school; not that useful as I could have been getting ready for stuff happening later on in the week, but it is so addictive! Like a real addiction, it actually makes you feel different as well. The following day I couldn’t watch any episodes, and I was itching to, like I had withdrawal symptoms. It was so strange!

Well I’m guessing you’re all now dying to know what show I’ve fallen in love with? I don’t even know how to describe its awesomeness, so I’m just going to say it: Teen Wolf. Cue the English people going “whaaaaaat?” and the American “omg season 1 came out like 3 years ago.” Trust me, I know. To be fair the only reason I know about it is because of my other obsession – Dylan O’Brien. I’m not going to tell you how much I love him right now (watch this space), but I saw him in ‘The Maze Runner’ (watch it) and had to look him up, therefore discovering Teen Wolf. HE’S JUST TOO GORGEOUS!!! Anywaaaaayyy moving on… Anyone who hasn’t seen Teen Wolf, I highly recommend it, especially if you love beautiful people (who doesn’t) and lots of action! For all of you who have witnessed its perfection, who’s your favourite character? Mine is definitely Stiles, comment yours below!

So this post wasn’t exactly meant to be about my undying love for Teen Wolf, but I wanted to show you just how easy it is for people my age to become addicted to stuff like this, especially as it is so readily available. (thanks internet) I’m not saying this is always a bad thing; luckily for me I discovered Teen Wolf just after finishing my highly stressful mocks, meaning I could have a well deserved break, but others might not be so fortunate. The negative is that it could interfere with our lives – not just our social lives. A girl in my class at school gets about 4 hours of sleep at night, because she is a self-confessed Netflix addict. Now, I would be the first to say that any site that lets you watch tons of past seasons and episodes of your favourite shows is amazing, but there has to be a limit. Right? I feel like these sites should have a duty of care or something, to tell people when they should stop watching. Although I love that I can watch what I want, when I want, I feel some level of control needs to be implemented, so the “I didn’t sleep I was on Netflix” zombie epidemic doesn’t continue to spread.

Thanks for reading guys, and let me know your thoughts in the comment section! On a side note, as this is supposed to be a daily thing, I will try to post something every day, but if I don’t please tell me off! (nicely though 🙂 ) Anyway see you tomorrow!!

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