Woman Binge-Watched Yanxi Palace for 7 Days & Got Eye Stroke

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By now, even the aliens living in Mars would have known about Yanxi Palace.

Lest you live in Jupiter and have no idea what it’s about, here’s a quick refresher: known as Story of Yanxi Palace, it’s an insanely popular China TV series adapted from a novel. Aired from 7 July 2018 to 4 October 2018, it gave a new definition to binge-watching:

Just think of it as House of Cards, China-style.

Pluck any fellow from Orchard Road and chances are, he or she has watched it. Yes, it’s that popular.

If you’re still not convinced, read this article and you might just binge-watch the 70 episodes in a week.

Well, maybe not. Because someone did that and it didn’t have a happy ending. Not the show, but the person.

Lady in China decided to take a long weekend to binge-watch Yanxi Palace

Well, nothing wrong with that. We’ve all caught up on a binge-worthy series every now and then, because Netflix told us so.

But this lady took it to a whole new level.

Starting from 1 October, she started streaming the show on her notebook and took very little rest in-between.

Here’s the maths: Yanxi Palace has got 70 episodes, and with each episode lasting about 45 minutes, it’d have taken a person about 52.5 hours to watch the entire series.

There are 168 hours in seven days. If she slept 8 hours a day, she would have 112 waking hours.

In other words, she’s spent almost half of her waking hours watching the show. And we’ve yet to factor in meals, showers and whatnot.

7 Days Later, Yanxi Palace Became Mei Yan (no eye in Mandarin) Palace

On 7 October 2018, she had already started to develop blurry vision on her left eye. But like any marathon binge-watcher, she persisted and the next day, shit hit the fan.

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