2.One of many distractions that pulls the attention away from yourself so you don't see how miserable you are in reality. Highly addictive.
People usually watch TV to escape from the real world or to pass the time. But after watching TV enough and doing little else to keep it busy, the brain will enter a recessive state, usually leading to short term memory, minimal attention span, etc.
That was a good episode of American Idol. I wonder what else is on.
That was a good episode of Family Guy.
*picks up a book*
Huh, none of these words make sense. Oh well.
*picks up the TV remote*
Detachment from reality
Delusions such as believing that ficitional characters and/or plot lines are real - this may lead to the addict seeking out the actors and actresses at conventions and addressing them by their fictional names
Religious worship of actors and actresses as gods (which may lead to low self-esteem)
Serious cases of TV addiction can lead to a decline in the addict's general hygiene, and in many cases, substantial weight gain