The surprising psychology behind why we rewatch shows and movies

With more viewing options than ever, here’s why we go back to shows and movies we know

Stars Insider

12/05/21 | StarsInsider

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If you find yourself amid a sea of new TV series and popular movies, but still keep going back to ‘The Office’ or to that old rom-com, you’re not alone. Especially now, as the world increasingly spirals in turmoil, there are increasing numbers of people going back to rewatch things they’ve already seen.

It turns out there’s a surprising amount of research behind this phenomenon that extends far beyond the simple fact of liking something. Click through to learn all about the various psychological reasons behind why you're neglecting your watchlist in favor of rewatches.

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