How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder With Television

Is Seasonal Affective Disorder bringing you down? Do you know what SAD even is? It sounds made up, for sure, but who doesn’t get SAD in the winter? Everybody knows that summertime is the best season and that winter belongs in Hell, with chewing gum, and that sigh people make after taking a big gulp of soda. Anyway, Dr. Dollissa is here to help.

Seasonal Affective Disorder by Amanda Wood

 

The O.C.

Okay, we’re going to start with the big guns. The best show to cure your winter blues is this critically acclaimed (well, not season 3) teen drama from the mid-2000’s. You may have heard about it, and you may have heard that it is boring and terrible and for teenagers. The truth is that it is low-key amazing, for many reasons.

One of these reasons is that The O.C. takes place in glorious, beautiful, constant-good-weather Orange County, California. Ryan may get his old girlfriend pregnant and Seth may be adorably inept at acquiring lovers, but do you see all that sunshine? What’s this about a fight at cotillion? The waves on the beach can soothe you instead. Arrests, fights, deaths, threats, miscarriages, car crashes, bisexuals, gay dads, Christmukkah, jews, and adoption… The O.C. has it all. But mostly, it has sunshine.

If the sunshine doesn’t tide you over, the show is pretty great too. Here’s some tips for watching:

  • Seth Cohen is the best character
  • No, Sandy Cohen is
  • No, it’s definitely Seth
  • Pretend that Marissa is a lonely, stray dog
  • Always watch it as a comedy
  • Wear shorts
  • Drink a margarita
  • SETH COHEN

Workaholics

Now for a newer show, that is less intense emotionally, and more intense absurdly. Workaholics also takes place in California, Rancho Cucamonga to be exact, so it is beautiful and sunny and happy. This show, discovered through YouTube just like King J Bieber, features some idiots who hang out and don’t get any work done. Haha no, thank you for asking but the show is not about Amandoll and myself.

In Workaholics, they are not outside as often as they are on The O.C. as a lot of it does happen in their workplace, an office. However, even without the sun beaming down on their faces, you can tell that it’s beautiful out because of how chill they are and how little work they need to get done. It’s a free-for-all when the weather is beautiful, isn’t it?

Good luck, friends. I’ll be over here with my television, heating blanket, and cats, sobbing.

Seasonal Affective Disorder by Amanda Wood

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