Celebrities Warn Against the Dangers of Binge-Watching TV


By Josh Axelrod 

Here at Binge Central, we’re all about TV. But sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remember that while having good taste in TV is more important than breathing, there are some dangers that lurk beneath the world of serialized entertainment. Amy Poehler, Alyson Hannigan, Taylor Schilling and a multitude of other TV stars are here to remind you that binge watching can sometimes, shockingly, not be the best thing for you:

Adam Scott: “I don’t even own a TV. I just read and look out the window.”

NIck Offerman: “Don’t dabble in narcotics. That’s how TV shows get made, not watched.”

Christ Pratt: “Don’t spoil plot points for non bingers. In other words, don’t be a Jerry.”

Basically, this is a video to remind you that you should definitely binge watch “Parks and Recreation” if you haven’t yet. I watched the first six seasons in about a month, it’s totally doable!

But in all seriousness, remember this: TV should never be a substitute for having a life. If your options are hanging out with friends or watching TV alone, never choose the latter. TV should be a supplement to a healthy social life. If you ever find yourself forgoing social situations to watch one more episode of “Orange is the New Black,” stop and take a good hard look at your choices.

This message is brought to you by the man who has watched seven seasons of “The Office” in about a month in a half while not becoming a complete hermit. If I can find the balance between life and TV, so can you.

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