TV series as a form of detachment - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

TV series as a form of detachment

TV series as a form of detachment

For many people, watching a show regularly can be a form of temporarily checking out of what’s going on in the real world.

It’s a way we detach from our own issues, our own problems. And the thought of giving that up and coming back to our own world is a little frightening for people.

2

STASHED IN:

50

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

The actual experience of watching a show ― whether it involves the same group of people, centers around a certain meal, or focuses on another viewing party tradition ― can also add to those feelings of loss once that series ends.

It becomes a ritual for people. And it's a form of ...

We are genuinely invested in the outcome of a story and the state of the various characters.

These connections to fictional stories and characters are why many people share their opinions about the plots and characters’ actions. People feel so connected, and in some cases, th...

There are varying degrees of grief (the end of a movie or show is obviously not the same as the death of a person), but many people do experience feelings of loss around different forms of media, such as the ending of a favorite show.

The length of the series is a way of looking back on our life: It reminds us of the passage of time and where we were and who we watched it with.

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

Thomas Hobbes explained

Hobbes, an English philosopher, believes mankind's nature to be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short as described in his book, The Leviathan.

This is why people adhere to social contracts (ceding some rights in return for protection from a governing body) in order to avoid a cri...

STASHED IN:

56

Increase in Dopamine

When you binge your favorite TV show, your brain continue to produce more dopamine and you experience a drug-like high. It was like a pseudo-addiction” .

4

STASHED IN:

11

published 6 ideas

I am very much guilty of binge watching a tv show in one sitting 😑. I even have this special segment on my IG stories of #SeriesReviewNobodyAsksFor where I must say a lot rely on it if it was binge worthy. But now I am slowly rebuilding my reading habits and I am so glad I found deepstash.

1 Comment

Niccolò Machiavelli's Prince

Machiavelli ends his treatise The Prince invoking a "redeemer" who shall save enslaved Italy from the domination of foreign powers that have left her gravely wounded and "almost without life". If we consider The Prince through the optic of its concluding chapter, it becomes evide...

STASHED IN:

21