The practice of binge-watching TV shows has risen in popularity in recent years with the increase in streaming TV shows, but critics say it can have unintended consequences. The Onion takes a look at the pros and cons of binge-watching.


PRO

Boosts blanket economy.

Prevents couples in long-distance relationships from cheating on each other.

One of the best ways to find out what happens next.

Supports scrappy new upstart companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Disney.

Diminished returns still returns.


CON

King Of Queens loses little something after seven seasons in a row.

Probably not what doctor meant when they recommended significant lifestyle changes.

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Each episode of Storage Wars meant to be savored as individual delicacy, not wolfed down indiscriminately.

Deep vein thrombosis.

Reality still occasionally creeps in.