Okay, let me rephrase that: everyone loves re-watching their favorite shows. It’s like hanging with old friends or flipping through a photo album (for those who still use such archaic methods).
These are shared memories and as much a part of our lives as they are a part of our larger culture, but I digress…
This inherent show of laziness…because watching a new show just takes so much effort, emotional and otherwise…may actually be good for you. Well, good for your mood and consequently your self-control.
It turns our that indulging in these previously viewed classic television moments may actually be good for you. Good for your brain anyways. Good moods improve your self-control and familiar shows make improve your mood.
It’s a self-beneficial cycle–a particularly lazy one, but maybe your improved self-control will help you get off the couch every now and then. Just make sure not to miss your reruns.
“Watching Reruns can replenish self-control”: MSNBC
…because it’s definitely one of the best shows ever, and odds are (considering it got cancelled before its time) you haven’t watched it:
R.I.P. Andy Williams