Are You Hurting Your Brain By "Hate-Watching" Bad Television?Charlie Jane Anders11/03/14 3:18pm47011EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkEverybody does it. We obsessively watch TV shows that we kind of despise, and then we mock them, and complain about them on the internet afterwards. "Hate-watching" is a thing now. What's going on — are we just masochists? Are we doing serious damage to our bodies? What's the worst thing that could happen to us?