Netflix is a great thing. Having your pick of what to watch, whenever you want to watch it, is a technological revolution.
Not only can you access it from your TV, you can watch it on your laptop or even on your phone.
How many times have you been sitting in class and seen someone in front of you watching a show on their laptop instead of paying attention to what your professor is saying? If you're like me, it has probably been quite a few times.
My roommate recently described watching Netflix as "productive procrastination," and she's right. College students find a multitude of different ways to successfully put off doing their homework; Netflix is just one example. But, the consensus seems to be that Netflix is the best way to procrastinate.
Finishing a season makes us feel a sense of achievement. When we finish a series, we honestly sometimes feel like we are deserving of a trophy, after we mope around a little bit about not being able to watch the characters we have become so accustomed to watching anymore. But, upon finishing one, we are quick to transition to another.
When I finished The Office, I began The Vampire Diaries. Then, I started watching Criminal Minds for the third time through... oops. I find myself putting episodes on for background noise while I work on my homework, which can get distracting. My roommates tell me they have no clue how I ever get anything accomplished when I lay in my bed doing homework while Criminal Minds blares from my TV.
I don't get much accomplished, because if I look down to work on an assignment and miss something in the show, I have to back it up and re-watch what I missed.
As a college student, it's a good thing to go out and socialize. But sometimes, there is nothing that sounds more appealing than laying down and enjoying a heavy dose of Netflix. The only bad part about it is losing your remote when you get the message asking you if you are still watching. It almost feels like Netflix is judging you for watching for such a long time in a row.
But Netflix is always there. It is one of the things that remain constant in your life that can be watched in any possible situation.
Are you sad? Watch Netflix.
If you're mad, watch Netflix.
No matter sad, mad, happy, tired, wide awake, Netflix is always a good idea.
Because Netflix is an easy thing to get addicted to, most college students have fallen into the trap.
There are worse things to become addicted to though, I guess.