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TV-Related New Year's Resolutions Everyone Should Make

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Dec 31, 2013 | 3:00pm EST

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We don’t know about you, but we’re getting a little sick of all the weight loss resolutions — sure it’s nice to have the good intention, but how many of us actually follow through on it? We all know we’re going to spend a good portion of 2014 binge-watching new series or re-watching our old favorites (we have to watch Veronica Mars again before the movie comes out!) But there are some television related resolutions we should all make in order to have a happier 2014 — we promise, these might be hard, but we have your best interests at heart. 

Get over Breaking Bad.

We know the finale was rough — if the tears streaming down everyone’s faces were any indication — but it’s over. Everyone has had three months to go through the five stages of grief. AMC even replayed the entire series between Christmas and New Year's so that you could watch it again. And you know what? You’ll always be able to re-watch Breaking Bad. It’s going to be okay.

Accept the cancellation of Happy Endings.

Another series we’re all holding on to a little too tightly is Happy Endings. Sure it was cancelled long before its time (at least five years too early), but now it’s done and there’s nothing we can do. Well, we can always hope Netflix will decide to pick the series up again seven years later, but that’s a long shot. 

Stop hate-watching.

It’s not good for you; it’s the most toxic of all TV habits. If you don’t like Girls, don’t keep watching it just so you have something to talk about at work. There are so many TV shows that you don’t have the time to waste on hate-watching; you’re better than that. (True Blood is the only exception because it’s in its last season anyway.)

Clean up your Netflix queue.

Either watch what you want to watch or delete it. If you put The Killing on your queue because one of your friends recommended it, but you’re never going to watch it, then just delete it. Be honest with yourself and clear up some of that digital clutter.

Try watching something new. 

Even if you think you won’t like Game of Thrones or Sherlock or Mad Men, give it a shot. There’s probably a reason these series are so well liked. Or pick something on Netflix at random. Don’t be so closed-minded this year, you might find your new favorite show.

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