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Buzz In: What TV Shows and Movies Stress You Out?

Last week I went to see District 9 with a group of friends, and let's just say that not everyone had the same opinion about it. Some of my buddies couldn't get enough of the explosions and action scenes, while others thought it wasn't worth all the cringe-worthy moments. I was really intrigued by the movie even though I'm not big on alien entertainment, but I have to admit that the overall experience was a bit stressful.

There are some TV shows and movies like Dexter and A Clockwork Orange that make me squirm but in the end I find worthwhile. The discomfort is endurable and part of the fun. When it comes to campy horror movies, though, I tend to be a pretty big wimp — I just never understood why anyone would want to watch all that blood and gore without a fascinating storyline or relatable characters. I'm usually left with a sense of relief and at least two weeks of nightmares. What about you — what TV shows and movies stress you out? Do you watch them anyway, or would you rather stick to stuff that's a little more warm and fuzzy?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Dodger baseball...
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Actually, Curb Your Enthusiasm sort of stresses me out, lol.
merie33 merie33 7 years
Anything with any sort of gore. Saw, Hostel, Final Destination, etc. I get really stressed and freaked sitting there waiting for something nasty to happen. It's bad enough I simply refuse to watch any horror movie in general.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
I loved District 9. I'm with Schmoo, reality shows stress me out, but more because I can't stand seeing how stupid people are. Movies like the Saw franchise also stress me out.
zeze zeze 7 years
Im the same way Manda, Lost messes me up sometimes. Lol, I remember the episode when they took Walt in season 1 and the episodes with Claire and the baby drama, I was actually scared!
longhornlass04 longhornlass04 7 years
The Final Destination franchise really stresses me out. You know they're about to die, and it's never how you think, so it just makes me real jumpy and wound up
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I'm so bad at anything suspenseful...Dexter, True Blood, even Weeds at times. But I still love them! The worst is the movie The Departed. You flinch like every five minutes because someone else is being shot!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 7 years
definitely dexter- for the same reasons everyone else listed above lost stresses me the heck out - but also in a good way. just messed with my mind 24/7! heroes - i sooo keep hoping that it will get better but it just doesn't. the entire SAW franchise - while i appreciate there is actually a decent horror franchise, the gore does get to me but it frustrates me because they keep dragging it out. i mean, how can it keep going after jigsaw was killed in the 3rd one?!
fribblesandyoko fribblesandyoko 7 years
District 9 was not what I thought it would be... And for a movie that seems to stress a lot of people out when I've watched it with them - Requiem for a Dream - the last ten minutes makes everyone just cringe.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
Dexter, SYTYCD (for the eliminations), and Rescue Me!
mandaleebee mandaleebee 7 years
Lost stresses me out, but in a good way. Keeps me on the edge of my seat. I've actually had trouble sleeping because I was so stressed about what happened in an episode!
annebreal annebreal 7 years
No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire both did that to me. I wanted to like those movies so bad because they had a lot going for them, but I was so miserable and stressed out the whole two hours watching all that nastiness unfold. And the endings (No Country more than Slumdog) really pissed me off because I wanted a nice clean end to it, but nope.
Papaver Papaver 7 years
When it comes to films, there is a particular scene in Bunuel's Chien andalou that stresses me out very much, yikes. I agree about Dexter with Whiplash and Yogaforlife, I'm always so worried for Dex how he's gonna escape this time?!
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
Reality shows. I cannot watch them. The fighting stresses me out. I usually end up hiding under the covers or changing the channel when they start arguing
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
haha I'm the same with Dexter I'm always worries hes going to get caught!!!! Arrrrr.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Dexter - I get so emotionally invested and I feel my stress level rising watching it. I agree Whiplash - I'm in a perpetual state of "how's he going to get out of this, what's he going to do!" and it kills me having to wait until the following week to find out. Last season was amazing.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
Dexter stresses me out too, but not because of the violence and gore. It's more because I'm always like "Oh no, how is Dexter going to get out of THIS one?" Same with Big Love. All the crap that Bill has to deal with stresses me out too.
piper23 piper23 7 years
I saw District 9 last weekend too. I still don't know what to think of it...
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