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Engineering student in depression after failing to complete more than 3 TV shows in a semester

14, Dec 2014 By mockinator

New Delhi: It has been a rough four months for Gulshan Gulati, 1st year electrical engineering student at Tiwari Institute of Technology and Science, Delhi.

Like hundreds of his fellow batchmates, Gulshan joined TIT looking to immerse himself in the world of E̶l̶e̶c̶t̶r̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶E̶n̶g̶i̶n̶e̶e̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ TV shows. However, things went downhill quickly as he was unable to cope with the rigors of TV show watching.

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“It was going well for the first few weeks. I was able to complete the first four seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ in the first month. After which I went on to finish ‘How I met your mother’ and ‘Sherlock’ in the next few weeks. I then made the mistake of starting to watch ‘Friends’.  It was too much, I couldn’t take it any longer,” said a visibly shaken Guslhan who had a breakdown after season 6.

His close friend Anand Bhardwaj, who boasts of completing  7  TV shows in the semester, said, “Gulshan was a dedicated TV show watcher. However, watching sitcoms is not as easy as it seems.  Time management and smart viewing is of utmost importance. The key is to enjoy what you watch.”

According to Bhardwaj, it’s not uncommon for students to be up all night and put in 12-13 hours of sitcom watching.

When asked about the ever increasing pressure on students to complete TV shows, Head of Department, K.D Walia said, “In this day and age, cut throat competition is inevitable. However, students must not over exert themselves. About 6-8 hours of viewing in a day should be enough and can be easily achieved by following a strict time table.”

“I still have to watch Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Modern family and Spartacus in order to catch up with others.  It’s a very tall task,” said a gloomy looking Gulshan.

Gulshan unfortunately fell unconscious when asked by Faking News if he was yet to watch the 12 seasons of ‘Two and a Half men’.