Are you a re-watcher? Here’s why we love it.

If you ask my husband how many times I’ve seen the movie Pretty Woman, he’d probably say “A GAJILLION. Please make her stop.”

He knows there are a handful of movies and sitcoms that I can’t get enough of. I can rewatch them pretty much anytime because they always entertain me. Here are some of the movies and shows that make that rewatch list:

  • The Holiday
  • The entire Harry Potter series of movies
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Wedding Singer
  • San Andreas
  • The Martian
  • Parks & Recreation sitcom
  • Scrubs sitcom
  • The Gilmore Girls sitcom

And now I know WHY I’m such a fan of rewatching my favorite shows — even though I can basically quote them verbatim by now. I ran across this great article on the Well + Good website that explains why the human brain loves a good rerun or rewatch. Sometimes it likes the familiar even more than a new show!

So the next time your spouse or kids or friends give you a hard time about watching ALL the seasons of your fave show yet again, just tell them it’s science.

Pass the popcorn!

Why You Prefer To Rewatch the Same TV Shows and Movies Instead of New Material