Why Netflix Will Ruin Your Life
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Why Netflix Will Ruin Your Life

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Why Netflix Will Ruin Your Life

Ahh, Netflix. A blessing and a curse. Arguably the best and worst thing to ever happen to me. I've compiled a list of reasons why this wonderful website will actually ruin your life.

1. Procrastination

As college students, I'm sure you are all very familiar with that word. Netflix is the epitome of distracting and will take up all of your time. It will take an essay that should be done in an hour and turn it into a five hour ordeal. Sooner or later, you'll start rewarding yourself for writing two words on a page by watching two episodes of "Law and Order." ("SVU," of course–it's the best one)


2. Characters leave you.

You will become overly invested in characters that will only break your heart by dying. How do you simply move on with your life after your favorite character gets killed off? You don't. You lay on your couch for days in the fetal position wondering if life is worth living. If you watch "Grey's Anatomy," you know what I'm talking about. Shonda Rhimes has reduced me to a puddle of tears and disappointment.


3. The Final Episode

Eventually, you'll get there. However, it is presented– "Season 12 Episode 23," or Netflix only has the first season and you've finished it. You'll get there. What the hell do I do now? Homework? Social life? No way! There are plenty more shows to choose from, I'll go get too emotionally attached to one of those!


4. Your social life will slowly begin to fall by the wayside.

"I cant, I have plans!" If by "plans" you mean a hot date with your laptop and a Domino's pizza, you're in too deep. If you can go seven or more hours on your couch without getting up for anything, you're in too deep. If the most exercise you've gotten in days is a hyperextension of your arm to reach the chips bag, you're in too deep.


So, as you can see, Netflix is the root of all evil. Yes, it is a great website for when you and your friends want to watch a movie. Yes, it is great for when you have a plane ride as long as the first season of "Friends." But do we really use it during these times? No. We use it while writing a ten page paper due tomorrow. We use it instead of going to the movies with friends. Because what's better than a movie theater right in my Mac? We all need to chill. (You probably just thought of "Netflix and chill"). We all need to close our laptops and embrace the world around us. Our grades are dropping, we are pale as ghosts from lack of sun exposure, we are getting fat. "Orange is the New Black" will still be there when we get back.


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