5 Surprising Benefits of Binge-Watching Your Favorite TV Shows

21 July 2023

5 surprising benefits of binge-watching


As an adult, it’s understandable if you barely have enough time to rest; you work to pay the bills and provide for your family, so relaxing is usually not at the top of your priority list. However, taking a break is still very much needed for your physical and mental well-being to stay intact.

Luckily, your break need not be expensive! You don’t have to travel to the countryside or abroad just to de-stress and take your mind off work. What you can do is just stay at home and binge-watch your favorite shows; doing so also provides you with much-deserved relaxation.

To improve your experience, it’s crucial that you have a stable internet connection. This way, you won’t feel frustrated by lags as you watch TV shows online through various streaming platforms. Fast and reliable internet is essential to reap all the possible perks of binge-watching various TV shows.


Benefits of Binge-Watching TV Shows

Experts have warned us about the potential negative effects of watching too much TV. It affects your emotional and mental health and your physical well-being. However, this “hobby” can also offer plenty of possible benefits when done in moderation. Here are a few examples:


Reduces Stress and Anxiety

When you get hooked on a show, you get distracted from reality and temporarily forget about the usual things that give you stress. It allows you to think about something new without anything frustrating or worrying. In other words, binge-watching TV series offers enjoyment and satisfaction, making you feel relaxed and de-stressed, even for just a few hours.

It's even more effective if you re-watch a show you love. Seeing something for the second time helps you manage your expectations, so you won’t experience any anxiety about what will happen in the following scenes. It comforts you and reassures you because you already know what will unfold.


Helps You Feel Productive and Fulfilled

Some people feel bad when spending many hours in front of the TV, just watching a new series. It makes them think that they’ve become too unproductive and they’ve just wasted their time doing something useless.

The opposite effect can happen to other people. Logging into their account to stream and watch a new TV series gives them a sense of fulfillment that they’ve completed a massive and important task. This is especially the case if it’s a series with many episodes, each running for more than an hour. Finishing something like that makes them think they’re extremely productive for the day (or week).


Gives You a Long Rest

When binge-watching a show, all you have to do is sit back on your couch or lie on your bed, depending on your preferences. You can spend a few hours in front of your TV or laptop, and that might be enough to give your body the rest it needs after days or weeks of endlessly working.

You do not have to think a lot when watching a TV series. In many cases, you simply have to keep your eyes glued to the screen and wait for the next scenes to happen. This means it’s not just your body getting the rest it needs; your mind also feels at ease when binge-watching a show.


Broadens Your Knowledge

It depends on the types of shows you wish to see, but many offer bits and pieces of knowledge that might be new to you. This is the case for all educational shows because they are specifically produced to inform the viewers and teach them something new about a wide range of topics, including science, politics, and philosophy.

However, it’s not just educational shows that can impart knowledge. Other series, including drama, fantasy, sci-fi, and even some sitcoms, insert informative scenes that improve the viewers’ literacy in one way or another.


Lets You Stay Updated With Current Affairs

Like any other media product, TV shows are primarily made to entertain viewers. That purpose, though, is just the tip of the iceberg. Many series also offer hard and bold social criticism, and watching them can help shape your mind and broaden your knowledge about various issues around the world.

These types of shows typically critique some of the latest issues or trends. This means that viewing them is an excellent way to stay updated on current events being talked about by people around the globe.


Catch Up on Your Favorite TV Shows With DITO!

Relaxing, even for a bit, is necessary to keep your physical and mental well-being intact. During your rest days, there’s nothing wrong with lazing around at home while catching up on your favorite TV shows. However, it can be quite frustrating if you can’t watch TV series online because you cannot access various streaming platforms. Don’t worry, though, because your DITO SIM can be used to easily solve that problem.

DITO offers ways for you to enjoy Western TV shows through popular streaming sites, such as HBO Go and Prime Video. You can also binge-watch Filipino and Asian dramas through Jungo Pinoy, Vivamax, IQIYI, and WeTV. All you have to do is use your DITO App to subscribe to your preferred platform.

Just be sure that you have enough regular load because you will use it to pay for the subscription. You can use the DITO app to buy load or top up in



It’s true that binge-watching your favorite shows can have plenty of benefits for you. However, it’s still essential to keep it in moderation to avoid suffering from any detrimental effects of this habit. Be sure not to spend hours upon hours of your days just catching up on your favorite shows and lazing around at home. It’s still necessary for you to get up and stretch to avoid body aches and other health problems.

If you know you can keep your binge-watching in moderation, you can subscribe to different streaming platforms that make it easier to watch TV shows online. DITO has plenty of entertainment partners that grant you access to a vast library of TV shows, which include popular Western series, nostalgic Filipino soaps, trendy Asian dramas, and more.

Reach out to us today if you wish to learn more about our entertainment services. You can ring us through our hotline 185 or use your DITO App to contact us. Our partner stores are available, as well, so if you’re not too busy, feel free to visit any of our physical shops to speak with our agents.

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