Why do we keep returning to watch the same shows/movies over and over?

What is it that brings us comfort from re-watching the same tv shows and movies over and over? Why do people not get bored knowing what is going to happen next? Why do we avoid experiencing new things?

  • I think this is a relevant topic and a great one to really look at the psychology behind modern viewing practices. This discussion could be expanded to look at binge viewing habits as well. It would be really interesting to see if there are statistics on viewing habits, especially in relation to a form of coping mechanism and links to nostalgia, now in a pandemic world. – Sarai Mannolini-Winwood 7 months ago

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