‘PBS Idea Channel’ Examines the Increasingly Fine Line Between Play and Work

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta examines the increasingly fine line between play and work in a recent video. Rugnetta specifically uses recent video games television shows like Orange Is the New Black and The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt to explore drudgery and fun.

Why does entertainment increasingly feel like work? The Witcher 3 literally describes its side quests as contracts, every new movie seems like a must see, and every book that comes out IS JUST SO GREAT. Even as a human who’s job it is to KNOW ALL THE THINGS, on this week’s episode of Idea Channel, Mike laments the idea that no longer do we just enjoy things, we are required and tasked with enjoyment.