– Billy, it’s getting late, are you done with your homework?”, the parents say and switch HBO on to watch the next episode of their favorite series. So Billy drags himself into his room to do his home task. He opens his books and browses the tasks: ok, math: “What is the square root of 225?” What the heck is square root? Ok, let’s skip math and switch to Spanish: “Translate the following text into English”… Oh boy, what are all these words supposed to mean? Goodbye Spanish, hello history: “The instability created in Europe by the First World War set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades later. Rising to power in an economically and politically unstable Germany, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party…” oh man, that’s way to much!
So, Billy sets the books aside and goes back to the living room, sits on the couch and joins their parents in watching a new episode of the series.