It was not that long ago that people had to watch their favorite television shows according to the schedule determined by the network. While recording devices did change that somewhat, that is nothing compared to the change that Netflix has brought to the market.
Today, people can find television shows from previous generations, current series and everything in between to watch at an instant of notice. However, there are some people who are concerned about whether or not this is a good thing for the public to have available.
You might even remember the earlier days of television when it was known as the idiot box. However, nobody calls their technological devices any such derogatory comment these days. But that does not change the reality that most of the television shows that are produced provide no value to the person who is watching it.
While it is true that everyone needs to be able to get a break from the daily stresses of life, binge watching a television show is not the best choice. Instead of participating in a craft or some other activity, the person is mindlessly watching the content. This does not allow for any real stimulation of the mind or spirit.
In fact, when binge watching a show, it is difficult to even keep track of everything that has happened from one episode to the next. It is not uncommon for people to miss little bits of the story here and there that are vital to the entire thing.
If you are interested in finding a healthy way to pass your spare time, skip the television shows in large chunks. This will not better your life in any way and will just zap your energy.