CollegeHumor did it again. I cracked up as I watched this one. This video seems all too familiar to us “bingers.” The video starts off with a teenage boy laying in bed, looking rather exhausted and hungover. A few more seconds into the scene, we find out that the feeling he is experiencing is not actually from a night of heavy drinking, but it is really due to the amount of heavy watching he did. Watching TV, that is. College, where students pride themselves on the amounts of Netflix marathoning they can do. That’s why I couldn’t stop laughing at this video, where the mother and her son discuss the previous night’s events and the morning after’s consequences, that are usually talked about after a night of drinking.
“How are you feeling, Jeremy? I’m not surprised. You were up binging all night, and this is how you pay for it,” she says, in a matter-of-fact tone. She rips open the curtain shade to his window, and as the sunlight shoots in, he groans. This video reminds me of every Sunday morning in high school when my mom would come into my room to wake me up, just so she could lecture me and make me feel bad about my decision to drink so much the night before. Regret, pain, and disgust echo the boy’s dialogue, and his mother reprimands him for not watching TV in moderation. She tells him that this behavior needs to stop, and that she is seriously worried about him and the possible addiction he may acquire, due to the fact that “it runs in the family.” The boy’s mother gives him a guilt-filled warning of how his grandfather was one Christmas. She explains how he watched A Christmas Story 24 hours straight. “Do you understand what that means? He watched it, and then it stopped, and then it would start again, it stopped, and then it would start again…” We all know that this video is mocking, and it’s even funnier because we’ve all experienced it once. Or twice. Or a lot more…Watch The Dangers of Binge-Watching, and see for yourself:
The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?