Thursday, September 18, 2014

Why TV shows are almost as good as books

Over the last three days of suffering from what has become known as the "Carolina Plague" at UNC (also known as what is, most likely, the common cold) I have spent every possible moment in my recliner with Netflix. More specifically, I've been binging season three of Once Upon a Time. If you don't watch it, you should - especially as a lover of stories! Most importantly though, you should watch it for Captain Hook.

Okay, seriously though... I've also been suffering through boring non-fiction and studying for tests... but mostly Netflix. You see, I'm one of "those" people. You know the ones.

As much as I adore books and love to get lost in a good story, I will never understand those people who yell from the highest peak about how they "don't own a television" because "TV rots your brain." Well, speak for yourself. I, for one, don't believe that binging on Netflix will kill any brain cells. And if it does... well, brain, it was nice knowing you. Getting lost in an excellent show is almost just as good as getting lost in the pages of a book - the only caveat being that watching a TV show doesn't really build any reading comprehension skills... And seriously, there are some nights after a long day of school when I just feel like

Of course, it never sticks. What I'm trying to say is, I'm cool with a balance of reading and Netflix binges. Both (if done well) will transport you to another time and place. My husband is gone a lot and sometimes I get lonely. To be honest, sometimes a TV show does a better job off taking my mind of it. Sure, it's mindless, but OH THE FEELS!!

Now off to Netflix-binge Downton Abbey before season five starts! 

**Questions for you**

I just thought I'd throw this in here (probably will tomorrow too) to get some reader opinions. Two things: 
  1. Does anyone actually subscribe to RSS feeds? I'm trying to decide if that's a social media button worth keeping... 
  2. Who uses tumblr in addition to their blog and why? What are the benefits to a tumblr account?