Why Do We ReWatch TV Shows and Movies?

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Ever ask yourself, "why do I watch the same show over and over? or "is it normal to rewatch a TV show or movie?" Some of us have lost count of how many times we've repeatedly viewed some of our film favorites. What is our fascination with watching and rewatching these beloved classics and childhood movies? Let's take a look at why common to view movies we've already seen.

Psychology of Rewatching Shows and Movies

Rewatching favorite shows is psychologically soothing, offering us nostalgia, comfort, and familiarity. It acts as a mental cozy blanket, providing stability in an unpredictable world. This practice goes beyond mere entertainment; it's a way of finding psychological peace and happiness amidst life's chaos. It connects us to happy memories and simpler times, using the familiarity of beloved characters and stories to bring comfort.

Holiday Fan-Favorites

For many families, couples, and singles alike, the holiday season just wouldn't be complete without watching our favorite movies from the past. Whether it's black and white classics like It's a Wonderful Life or more current presentations of Die Hard, it's often considered a time-honored Christmas tradition.

When it comes to the latter film, some would argue the unorthodox performance of Bruce Willis as a hero in this action-packed, crime-based drama doesn't qualify as a holiday flick, others beg to differ. Even the writer and director of this particular movie reveal it was in fact meant to be a Yuletide presentation according to trusted sources in the entertainment industry.

Quotes and Culture

When you think about it, quoting movies has become an important and entertaining part of today's (and yesterday's) culture. It's so commonplace, that familiar and memorable lines from beloved movies are often featured in everything from water cooler conversations in the workplace to global topics and memes found all over the world-wide-web.

They're easily recognized by the majority of the population and often point to different circumstances and are used to connect with people on a variety of different levels from overcoming adversity to embracing acceptance.

Finding Easter Eggs and Viewing the Unseen

No matter how many times we may have seen a certain TV show or memorable movie, we may have overlooked something that was either unseen or overlooked during a past viewing. For instance and when it comes to more current cultural movie references, there are tons of examples where writers, producers, and directors enjoy planting Easter Eggs in their movies, especially in animation as mentioned previously.

Studio producers like Disney and Pixar are world-famous for hiding these things in plain sight or stashed in the background during their presentations. They often look to former (or future) presentations to get a little chuckle at their viewer's expense. But the more these hidden gems are circulated with the public, it seems audiences are tuning in multiple times to find them to see for themselves.

Rewatch Your TV Favorites with MaxxSouth

Luckily, most of these shows and movies are available on both basic and premium cable channels from MaxxSouth Broadband. If you're looking to expand or trim your entertainment packages, we're happy to help. Consumers can make these changes online or by contacting friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful representatives at one of our many locations. We're always looking forward to hearing from you.

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