Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The popular television show Game of Thrones has come to an end and according to reports the season finale was a bit of a letdown to viewers. Even so, the show was the most popular TV show on HBO, filled with lots of violence and nudity.  According to Bingeclock, it takes two days, 23 hours and three minutes to watch every episode of Game of Thrones, and this is without the commercials or opening or ending credits. Now that's a lot of television. The average American household consumes nearly eight hours of television per day. But is this too much? TV can be a diversion and allow for a break from routine. But too much TV steals real life that is meant to be lived—pursuing hobbies, reading, exercising or spending time with family. Some television may be alright, but try not to let it consume you.