Are you all alone? Wallowing in a combination of self-pity and a puddle of your own tears? Unsure if true love even exists? It’s okay, it’s all TV’s fault.
New York Magazine led us to a study from the Psychology of Popular Media Culture that pretty much found that if you watch sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother, it affects your ability to love. In fact, watching Ted Mosby be the friend you constantly say “Oh shut the fuck up, Ted” to for nine seasons gives you a cynical outlook on love itself.
Now, personally, the LOLthemothersdead ending of How I Met Your Mother did in fact affect my ability to trust ever again, so the study might be on to something. To make the lives of those over at the Psychology of Popular Media Culture‘s lives a little easier, I took a look at some other popular TV shows, and what areas of your mind they might
irreparably destroy influence.