Pop Culture Mental Disorders

Patient frequently indulges in paranoid delusions that an intangible concept like "childhood" is somehow violated when certain actors or directors are associated with movies. Show greater concern for the health of George R.R. Martin than their own grandparents.  Exhibited greater levels of anticipation and nervousness before the Breaking Bad finale than their most recent job interview.

 

 

Pop Culture Mental Disorders

Patient can't decide whether they enjoyed a piece of entertainment until they've read no less than five different reviews online. Frequently enjoy things only to change their mind once they hear the general consensus, realizing they hated it all along. Works in reverse as well.

 

Pop Culture Mental Disorders

Feels unwell unless they watch every episode of every season including the non-canon movie and the seasons everyone agrees you can skip.  Under the delusion that it somehow "doesn't count" unless they consume it all. It's unclear who they think is monitoring their viewing history. Typically watches an episode well past the final scene and won't go to the next until they see the production company logo card. Refuses to watch movies edited for television because of some belief that the experience is hindered by the characters being "mummer flubbin' ash poles."

 

 

Pop Culture Mental Disorders

It would take approximately three lifetimes for them to watch all of the movies in their Netflix queue, with the number reaching an indeterminate size once their Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime accounts are factored in. Protective services should be notified in cases with DVRs bloated to 98% and drowning in repeats of How I Met Your Mother. Cries of "I need to catch up before the new season!" should be treated as delusional statements of denial. Their iPod has episodes of podcasts going back so far as to have jokes about Rebecca Black and Mitt Romney.

 

 

Pop Culture Mental Disorders

Continue to watch a show way past expiration without being able to give a reason beyond "I dunno."  Patient experiences separation anxiety when contemplating Sunday nights without The Simpsons. Frequent memory loss, especially when trying to describe a single episode from the last season of The Office, despite watching it in its entirety.

 

 

Pop Culture Mental Disorders

Will find any excuse to fit their favorite show into a conversation. Typically erupt with seemingly random utterances like "bazinga" or rambling monologues about being the one who knocks without any regard to conversation or those present.