Death by Binge-watching Calculator

Cassie Tolhurst

Sometimes you just gotta watch one more season of your current Netflix obsession before going to bed. We’ve all been there.

Odds are you’ve binge-watched at one point or other. And we get it, sometimes you have to watch the Office for an hour or twenty. You might feel a little rough afterwards, but get yourself a nap and a shower and you’ll be back to feeling human in no time.

True to reality, too much of anything is bad for you. Studies show that if you binge-watch, it really could take years off your life—but we wanted to take it to the extreme. Have you ever asked yourself, “How many seasons of Friends would I have to watch for it to kill me?”

We at All Home Connections crunched the numbers to tell you exactly that. We’re talking no sleeping, eating, or drinking.Just straight up committing to your favorite spot on the couch and watching until you can watch no more.

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    You picked your favorite show, now discover just how much of a die-hard fan you’d have to be to binge-watch your whole life away.

    Here’s what it would take to die:

    Without Eating

    • Total Number of Episodes:
    • Total Number of Seasons:
    • You would die without eating on this episode:

    You can only survive 40 days, 960 hours, and 57,600 minutes binge-watching without eating.

    Without Sleeping

    • Total Number of Episodes:
    • Total Number of Seasons:
    • You would die without sleeping on this episode:

    You can only survive 11 days, 264 hours, and 15,840 minutes binge-watching without sleeping.

    Without Drinking

    • Total Number of Episodes:
    • Total Number of Seasons:
    • You would die without drinking on this episode:

    You can only survive 7 days, 168 hours, and 10,080 minutes binge-watching without drinking.

    Turns out if you watch 374 episodes of The Office without stopping, you’d die right on the “Livin’ the Dream” episode, when Andy Bernard quits Dunder Mifflin and Dwight finally becomes Regional Manager (provided you survive the heartbreak of Michael Scott leaving the show.)

    And the next time you’re in the mood to watch Friends, we’d recommend you go no further than season 10 episode 4 on your second full-season binge. Or just end it on a high note with “The One With The Cake,” where Rachel accidently gets her daughter a ‘novelty birthday cake’ that should have been a bunny.

    Check out our Death By Binge Watching Calculator, plug in your favorite shows, and stay safe out there. Happy binging!