The 9 Stages of Finishing a Series on Netflix

We've all been there: You started a series after your friends pressured you into it (House of Cards, OITNB, Gilmore Girls...) and within two weeks, you've watched approximately 200 hours of television. You're on season five, episode 22 and suddenly, you realize: You finished the entire season. Cue withdrawal. Here are the nine stages of finishing a show on Netflix: 

1. You get completely thrown off when you can’t click the “Next Episode” button.

2. It then becomes real that you’ve finished the whole series and you start to panic.

3. You then realize that you’ll never be able to spend some quality time with your favorite characters again.

4. You don’t know what to do with all of your free time now that you’ve finished your favorite pastime.

5. You try to venture into the real world, but you forgot how to function in society.

6. So instead you watch the entire show all over again.

7. And again.

8. Finally, finally, someone suggests a new show that you may actually like.

9. Suddenly, you’ve finished the first season. And the next. And the cycle begins again.