Clacking with Julia – The summer season blues (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

I believe I may have uncovered a new and very serious psychological phenomenon I can only refer to as Seasonal Television Watcher Depression Disorder.

This is far less serious than its cousin, Seasonal Affective Disorder, but no less harrowing. Instead of ennui due to a lack of sunlight, STWDD is characterized by extreme nightly listlessness and endless channel flipping, hoping for something, anything to watch. Symptoms include watching and re-watching everything you’ve ever saved on your DVR and DVDs until you have them practically memorized, way too many re-runs of Mythbusters, and actual, desperate interest in the Miss America pageant because it’s the only minorly amusing thing on television.

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