Gallery: Movies And TV Shows That Are Bad For Stress

Today, I found out that I’m at risk for high blood pressure. It runs in my family, and lo and behold, it’s in your 30′s and 40′s when that kind of hereditary health shit really starts making an appearance. Or, as my doctor told me this afternoon: “that’s when you start turning into your mother.”


Anyway, it so happens that at this moment in time, my fiancé is all into “Dexter” — that Showtime series about the guy who looks perfectly normal but is actually a serial killer — and those two things combined have made me think about little changes I can implement to reduce stress in my life. Like, limiting the amount of suspenseful music, strangling, stabbing, and bludgeoning that makes its way into my living room.

Along those lines, here are some genres of entertainment from which I will abstain in the near future:

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    • woo

      Oh god, do not re-watch The Sopranos or Oz either. I nearly stabbed a guy on a pedestrian crossing the other day for cutting me off after watching a bunch of S2 Sopranos. Blood pressure equalled one million over ninety.

    • Kay

      You should try…How I Met Your Mother. It’s funny and not all that stressful…plus Neil Patrick Harris is one the main charcters. ;)