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TV addict Scaachi Koul surrenders the remote

q social experiment correspondent Scaachi Koul gives up her beloved boob tube for a whole month.
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This week, q social experiment correspondent Scaachi Koul shares what happened when she weaned herself off television for a full month.

In the age of Netflix binging and Twitter TV banter, was this near-compulsive viewer able to be alone with her own thoughts? Or did she cave and end up down a YouTube wormhole? 

WEB EXTRA | The struggle is real. q digital producer Fabiola Carletti reads audience letters about kicking the TV habit. 

q digital producer Fabiola Carletti reads audience reaction to our segment on weaning yourself off TV. 4:12
 

Plus, for those who can't relate, here's a Portlandia sketch that only slightly exaggerates the extent of the problem. 
 

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