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BobGeorge909

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For those of you who catch yourself a show and get attached, when u end up binge watching some of it, how bad does it get? Netflix, hulu, on demand, etc. are all aids in this. Any records or tremds.? When season 6 of breaking bad was on, I went through 5 seasons of it in about 9 days if i remember. I just recently went through all 5 seasons of six feet under in about a week. Before then it was scandal and the good wife. Its sad...but my unemployed ass can really power through some t.v. boxed am i at the extreme end of this spectrum or am I a rookie?

Ive tried the walking dead and just can't do it...the foolishness of people getting caught by things that could be out run by Christopher Reeves is so frustrating it overrides and good aspects. I love star trek(binged on some franchises) and battlestar Galactica... But just can't do Stargate. So what do u think helps a show be bingeable? Norwegians(I think) have a national trend of 'slow TV'...knitting(from shear to wear) train rides, boat trips...looong 100+ hour marathon sessions. Would this maybe promote binge watching in the u.s. or elsewhere if introduced?


Mostly...I'm trying to hear others binge watching habits so I dontbhabe to feel so guilty about mine.... lurking
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Reply #1 posted 11/11/13 8:53am

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I have friends who can watch one or two seasons of a TV show on one weekend.

I still haven´t watched the last two or three episodes of The Walking Dead ever since I got back from my vacation (I watched the first new episode there and I usually watch two or three episodes back to back).

Back when I was watching LOST I had to catch up on many, many episodes, and when I had the chance to watch those that I had missed out on, I watched so many episodes that I had to stop myself. Really loved that show, still do, regardless of how it ended (and I actually liked how it ended lol....unlike most folks who hated the final episode).

These days, I kind of a slow watcher due to work related obligations. Simply can´t watch shows the way I used to.

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Reply #2 posted 11/11/13 8:55am

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Shows I still have to watch or would like to start watching (got some of them on DVD, birthday gifts....whole seasons actually, so I´m looking forward to watching them when time allows):

30Rock

The Sopranos

The Wire

Have lost track at some point but would like to catch up if I could:

Californication

Nip Tuck

Sons of Anarchy

Battlestar Galactica

Yeah I know, I´m late. neutral

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Reply #3 posted 11/11/13 9:10am

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I usually watch 4 to 6 hours of tv on a weekday night (which often is only new episodes that air that night) and then about 6 on Saturday and Sunday each. I've only succeeded in 10 episode marathons a couple times in my life and it made me feel burnt out on TV altogether. Because of this I often miss Saturday Night Live and watching movies can be difficult. Watching only one episode of a particular series a day makes it easier than marathoning one show at a time for me.

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Reply #4 posted 11/11/13 9:14am

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we just ploughed through Mad Men and ARRRGHHHH now it's over... we also just finished season 1 of Game of Thrones in about 4 days... doh!

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Reply #5 posted 11/11/13 9:32am

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Star Trek, cause I don't have all of them, and I've seen I missed so much, and now a lot of things I've seen and read make sense.

StarGate I own all 3 series I think I know every single episode by heart.

BattleStar Galatica, went through it once, and I was done. Tried to do the other series but lost interest.

I'm currently going through The Wire. Went through Treme, I must own. Game of Thrones, buying.



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Reply #6 posted 11/11/13 11:51am

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I binge watch too, I usually do 1 disk at night.

I am in love with sitcoms. So, I watch almost all the major sitcoms of the last 60 years.

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Reply #7 posted 11/11/13 2:08pm

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Well, if you really want the king of "binge TV watching", then '24' it is... via Netflix. Possibly the greatest serial drama ever made.

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I've recently gotten addicted to 'Lost' (on Netflix). J.J. Abrams' shows really have this effect... 'Alias' was like that too. 'Fringe' is structured differently than the above shows, simply due to its' episodic approach (as opposed to serial)... so it's not as addictive. His latest show, 'Revolution', goes back to a serial approach.

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Reply #8 posted 11/11/13 2:54pm

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Giovanni777 said:

Well, if you really want the king of "binge TV watching", then '24' it is... via Netflix. Possibly the greatest serial drama ever made.


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I've recently gotten addicted to 'Lost' (on Netflix). J.J. Abrams' shows really have this effect... 'Alias' was like that too. 'Fringe' is structured differently than the above shows, simply due to its' episodic approach (as opposed to serial)... so it's not as addictive. His latest show, 'Revolution', goes back to a serial approach.


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Yes...'24' is obscenely engrossing. I've passed on food and sex cuz of that series.


Ive tried to like 'lost'...3-4 times...and can't...I unno why. I had a disdain for its popularity in its hey day and I think the residue of that is still thick, while 'six feet under's' thinned out a bit. I got about 5 episodes into fringe and it was just too kooky...I couldn't hang.





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Reply #9 posted 11/12/13 5:41am

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I never watch more than 2 episodes a day of any show. I find when I watch hour after hour it dilutes the power of the show. My DVD is filled to 75 percent most of the time so I always have tons of shows to catch up on. In fact it crashed last month & I lost all these shows I'd been working up to.

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Reply #10 posted 11/12/13 6:45am

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I watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey (which I totally slept on because I was doing a play when it aired) in one day - a few days before the second season was supposed to start.

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Reply #11 posted 11/12/13 7:02am

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I did the whole of Breaking Bad in about 10 days too!

Had to force myself to stop watching and go to sleep when the sun started coming up on a couple of occasions lol

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Reply #12 posted 11/12/13 8:01am

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I didn't get hooked on The Walking Dead when it first aired...it wasn't until I saw a marathon of season 1 and the first part of season 2 that I got hooked and have been watching ever since.

Same with "Game of Thrones". I didn't become a fan until right before season 3 aired...I had always been curious about it but never really sat down to watch it beyond the first episode of season 1. So a few months before season 3 was to air, I watched seasons 1 and 2 probably in two and a half weeks. I was watching about 2 to 3 episodes each evening when I got home from work because it was THAT good.

I can watch episodes of "A Different World" (all but season 1 because that season sucked) blocks at a time, just because it's my favorite show of all time.

I also own all 6.5 seasons of "The Sopranos" which I could watch in 6.5 days if I had absolutely nothing to do.

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Reply #13 posted 11/12/13 6:29pm

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I binge watch detectives every day.

I try to fall asleep with Murder, she wrote. Monk. Midsummer Murders. Lewis.

I'm a sucker for those detectives, clogs my troubled brain delightfully.

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Reply #14 posted 11/12/13 8:18pm

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only show i binged on was all seasons of Game Of Thrones.

LOVE IT!!!!!

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Reply #15 posted 11/13/13 10:06am

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BobGeorge909 said:

Giovanni777 said:

Well, if you really want the king of "binge TV watching", then '24' it is... via Netflix. Possibly the greatest serial drama ever made.

.

I've recently gotten addicted to 'Lost' (on Netflix). J.J. Abrams' shows really have this effect... 'Alias' was like that too. 'Fringe' is structured differently than the above shows, simply due to its' episodic approach (as opposed to serial)... so it's not as addictive. His latest show, 'Revolution', goes back to a serial approach.

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Yes...'24' is obscenely engrossing. I've passed on food and sex cuz of that series. Ive tried to like 'lost'...3-4 times...and can't...I unno why. I had a disdain for its popularity in its hey day and I think the residue of that is still thick, while 'six feet under's' thinned out a bit. I got about 5 episodes into fringe and it was just too kooky...I couldn't hang. Beep.. ... ... ..beep.. ... ... ..beep.. ... .. ...beep... ...beep......beep.. ....beep.. ...beep...beep...beep.beepbeepbeep. [Edited 11/11/13 14:55pm]

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I never knew it was popular, 'cause I missed it in its' heyday... I admittedly love the context: stranded on an island, but it goes very deep and very far beyond, so to speak.

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Reply #16 posted 11/13/13 10:24am

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first BobGeorge: please be kind to delete the Christopher Reeves joke.

and 2nd: love it! I watched the walking dead and breaking bad! Now i am on Dexter. I want to watch some others too!

It is fun and addicting to watch 3 or 4 back to back!

I also watched the original eps of "Arrested Development" loved it! the new ones seemed to lack the same magic.

Watched the first 3 seasons of Weeds...then it got dumb.

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Reply #17 posted 11/13/13 10:30am

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RenHoek said:

we just ploughed through Mad Men and ARRRGHHHH now it's over... we also just finished season 1 of Game of Thrones in about 4 days... doh!

Oh I think MM is on netflix (it is all i have) i do not think GOT is...but it is out there to be seen... i have seen the first season... good show but not addictive.

As i said above I am watching Dexter (first 4 seasons on netflix). I find it a bit predictable. And they keep making mistakes that tick me off. Not Errors in logic or reason but just factual errors. *Like they said Miami was 90 miles from Cuba! And selling Main Lobster in Florida? And a silly thing about blood that was just wrong. But I do like the show. Love the characters!

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Reply #18 posted 11/13/13 6:02pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

first BobGeorge: please be kind to delete the Christopher Reeves joke.




and 2nd: love it! I watched the walking dead and breaking bad! Now i am on Dexter. I want to watch some others too!



It is fun and addicting to watch 3 or 4 back to back!




I also watched the original eps of "Arrested Development" loved it! the new ones seemed to lack the same magic.



Watched the first 3 seasons of Weeds...then it got dumb.




Aside from TWD...I agree with ya. Weeds especially. It was good thennitnjust got all wacko. With dexter...u can finish with the end of season 5...it just gets dumb. But if u have time to on kill, go ahead and finish...ud be 5 out of 7 episodes deep...might as well finish it out if time allows for it.


And bruh...its just a joke. Kudos to the late Mr reeves. Despite what he's been through..his accomplishments and hard work allow him to out pace those threats. its an insult to those that the walking dead catch is what it is.

Mr. Reeves accomplished a lot...and put a spotlight on a health concern that deserves more of a focus. He also demonstrated to others with similar issues and life doesnt cease with that degree paralyzation. Im certain one pop reference doesn't undercut all of that.
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Reply #19 posted 11/13/13 6:10pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



RenHoek said:


we just ploughed through Mad Men and ARRRGHHHH now it's over... we also just finished season 1 of Game of Thrones in about 4 days... doh!




Oh I think MM is on netflix (it is all i have) i do not think GOT is...but it is out there to be seen... i have seen the first season... good show but not addictive.

As i said above I am watching Dexter (first 4 seasons on netflix). I find it a bit predictable. And they keep making mistakes that tick me off. Not Errors in logic or reason but just factual errors. *Like they said Miami was 90 miles from Cuba! And selling Main Lobster in Florida? And a silly thing about blood that was just wrong. But I do like the show. Love the characters!


GoT is HBO...right?b their directtv-on demand service and HBOGo are obscenely comprehensive. Including all of OZ and the wire...all of their series and docu's r included in HBOGo...available in apple and android and roku has well, As long as u have a current subscription. Except HBOGo and direct TV and roku don't mix. A direct TV subscription to uno doesn't earn u access to HBOGo on a roku....which is fine really...with how comprehensive direct TV's HBO on demand is.
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Reply #20 posted 11/18/13 11:21am

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I was up pretty late last night watching the last of the 2nd season of The Tudors dead

I was also watching a lot of "The Walking Dead", I think I left off on the 3rd season, cant say its really kept me interested but I will eventually go back and finish watching it.

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Reply #21 posted 11/18/13 12:28pm

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The Vampire Diaries. They got me.

Actually, it's hard to watch The Originals without the background story that takes place in the "Diaries". So, I chocked down the gag of having to get through the whole "centuries old vampires attending high school" storyline which has always turned me off. It didn't turn out so bad. It's still some extreme fairy land of high schoolism where the adults are convenient backdrops, and everybody (even the extras) are perfectly immaculant all the time (nobody from any high school I went to, and I went to a few, looked anything like that even the most popular, richest, goodest looking folks in the school, they still had some unpolished awkwardness to them) but I'm buying into it enough to enjoy it.

But goodness do they drink a lot on that show, the vampires get drunk, the high schoolers get drunk, every episode. No smoking, no drug use, though a couple of times somebody was smoking a joint, but there is hardly a scene when someone doesn't have a glass or bottle in their hand. In a non-cable non-paid tv prime time show that says a lot.

Heck I'm enjoying it without finding the guys all that sexually attractive, I mean they're cute and all, some nice arms and upper body action happening there but there's still that whole "they're nice to look at but they don't turn me on" factor, with the exception of the werewolf uncle, now he was fione, drowl worthy, but they killed him longtime ago so he's gone.

I have been taking bets with other people when Frankenstein was going to show up, all the other classics are there, he's got to show up some kind of way.

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Reply #22 posted 11/19/13 11:00am

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I can't do it. I did it once when I rewatched a season of Mad Men and it didn't have the same impact as when I first watched the episodes spaced apart. I like some time in between to appreciate each episode on its own. So when I do watch old seasons of TV shows now, I limit it to one episode per day at the most.

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Reply #23 posted 11/19/13 1:35pm

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morningsong said:

The Vampire Diaries. They got me.

Actually, it's hard to watch The Originals without the background story that takes place in the "Diaries". So, I chocked down the gag of having to get through the whole "centuries old vampires attending high school" storyline which has always turned me off. It didn't turn out so bad. It's still some extreme fairy land of high schoolism where the adults are convenient backdrops, and everybody (even the extras) are perfectly immaculant all the time (nobody from any high school I went to, and I went to a few, looked anything like that even the most popular, richest, goodest looking folks in the school, they still had some unpolished awkwardness to them) but I'm buying into it enough to enjoy it.

But goodness do they drink a lot on that show, the vampires get drunk, the high schoolers get drunk, every episode. No smoking, no drug use, though a couple of times somebody was smoking a joint, but there is hardly a scene when someone doesn't have a glass or bottle in their hand. In a non-cable non-paid tv prime time show that says a lot.

Heck I'm enjoying it without finding the guys all that sexually attractive, I mean they're cute and all, some nice arms and upper body action happening there but there's still that whole "they're nice to look at but they don't turn me on" factor, with the exception of the werewolf uncle, now he was fione, drowl worthy, but they killed him longtime ago so he's gone.

I have been taking bets with other people when Frankenstein was going to show up, all the other classics are there, he's got to show up some kind of way.


Anything involving vampires is banned off of any TV I ever have or ever will own.



But posh pregnant British chicks r OK. I just binged through two reasons of Pramface on Hulu/bbc. It wasn't great but it was entertaining. I love when Brits curse...they're so good at it.


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sexton said:

I can't do it. I did it once when I rewatched a season of Mad Men and it didn't have the same impact as when I first watched the episodes spaced apart. I like some time in between to appreciate each episode on its own. So when I do watch old seasons of TV shows now, I limit it to one episode per day at the most.


I feel ya....sometimes letting the plot simmer and stew for a week thickens the flavor.....really...it always does. When i go...i go big tho. My life is ruled by the lays motto. X...coke...joints...cookie...nuts....nutts... I guzzle coke...don't sip. Fuck beer...hard liquor for me. I smoke phat bowls...not just bowls. I cant have one ding dong...i need two. Its a fault of mine I work on. I need to learn to limit myself...especially my destructive type behaviors. I guess it even translates to TV habits.... sad
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Reply #25 posted 11/19/13 4:28pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

morningsong said:

The Vampire Diaries. They got me.

Actually, it's hard to watch The Originals without the background story that takes place in the "Diaries". So, I chocked down the gag of having to get through the whole "centuries old vampires attending high school" storyline which has always turned me off. It didn't turn out so bad. It's still some extreme fairy land of high schoolism where the adults are convenient backdrops, and everybody (even the extras) are perfectly immaculant all the time (nobody from any high school I went to, and I went to a few, looked anything like that even the most popular, richest, goodest looking folks in the school, they still had some unpolished awkwardness to them) but I'm buying into it enough to enjoy it.

But goodness do they drink a lot on that show, the vampires get drunk, the high schoolers get drunk, every episode. No smoking, no drug use, though a couple of times somebody was smoking a joint, but there is hardly a scene when someone doesn't have a glass or bottle in their hand. In a non-cable non-paid tv prime time show that says a lot.

Heck I'm enjoying it without finding the guys all that sexually attractive, I mean they're cute and all, some nice arms and upper body action happening there but there's still that whole "they're nice to look at but they don't turn me on" factor, with the exception of the werewolf uncle, now he was fione, drowl worthy, but they killed him longtime ago so he's gone.

I have been taking bets with other people when Frankenstein was going to show up, all the other classics are there, he's got to show up some kind of way.

Anything involving vampires is banned off of any TV I ever have or ever will own. But posh pregnant British chicks r OK. I just binged through two reasons of Pramface on Hulu/bbc. It wasn't great but it was entertaining. I love when Brits curse...they're so good at it. I'm working on Whites now.

Some vampires catch my attention, some don't, I couldn't tell you what the element is that makes the difference. I blame Anne Rice, she did it, evil woman. Besides I just finished up ST: Enterprise on Netflix I needed something else to fill that spot. It's bad when you start these kind of habits. Now Fringe keeps popping up in front of my face, I'm really trying to resist. Where was I when these show were actually on tv? I think I'm impatient, I want to know what happened next and I want to know NOW. This works best for me.

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Reply #26 posted 11/19/13 11:13pm

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Yesterday I watched the entire first season of American Horror Story in about 12 hours.

I also managed to knit myself a nice scarf while I was at it.

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Reply #27 posted 11/21/13 6:22pm

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I used to binge watch Lost. Man, that was trippy.

Lately I've been binge watching old episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

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Reply #28 posted 11/21/13 8:04pm

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JuliePurplehead said:

I used to binge watch Lost. Man, that was trippy.

Lately I've been binge watching old episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

I can out do you! lol I'm watching Bewitched!

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Reply #29 posted 11/22/13 9:02am

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Dexter. Just.... Dexter neutral

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