You get suspended into the storyline. It’s quite addictive, really.. to have some three seasons worth of Breaking Bad (and the third of Sherlock). Being able to fill in on another person’s shoes even for a while would affect your habits. Even the way you speak for a while. Downton Abbey had quite a run on me.
Even movie houses.. how they’re specifically designed to suspend you from your body while taking on a film. A dark room seemingly giving you personal space.
Hypnotic? To a point, maybe. They even said that it was a way for the US to sell the American Dream through film during their time here. Sending subtle messages somehow gets to you.
I don’t know about you but when I watch Suits, it feels like I’m getting a little smarter!
The mind is a very curious thing.