Your brother keeps sending you True Detective theories, your S.O. just asked if you finally started Game of Thrones and all your BFF wants to do is gab about creepy stalker Penn Badgley from You. Maniac? The Crown? Did you see Schitt's Creek yet? Haunting of Hill House? The Fyre Festival docs? What about Sex Education? Finally get around to Salt Fat Acid Heat?
Phew. Just me, or is it becoming extremely hard to keep up with all the new shows and movies provided by the rise of streaming sites? If you're feeling the content crush, you're not alone.
Dubbed "channel clutter," the rise of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu has given way to more than just seemingly unlimited scrolling and hyper-specific show recommendations. Whole season dumping is ending the era that saw families and friends clustered on couches to watch the same show each week.
And it could be damaging down the road, especially when the last thing society needs is more polarization. "This is my show, and that's your show," instead of "We all love The Office!" It's a bleak dystopia, in my opinion. Or, to quote Michael Scott, "I don't hate it. I just don't like it at all, and it's terrible."