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« on: January 12, 2014, 11:01:28 PM »

I see the news that Boardwalk Empire is over.   Nikita ended in December.  24 is off the air.  Arrested Development is done.   Does anyone else typically wait until a show is done and over before binging on all of them right in a row, or is it just the wife and I?   I imagine it hurts the whole ad revenue thing, but I bet that a great many people also do this.  I wonder if content makers bear this in mind? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 11:18:24 PM »

That's how I prefer to watch TV. Following a show in "real time" seems so...slooowwwwwww...especially when they do those half-season breaks that seem to be common now. The only downside is that we often blow through a show's 3- or 4-season run in just a few months.

We're watching Buffy this way right now and are already near the end of S3. Will probably start Angel and alternate those disks with Buffy to stretch them both out (the two series aired contemporaneously starting in 1999 or 2000, right?). Other shows that we blew through were ST:DS9, Eureka, Babylon 5, BSG, Firefly, and Farscape. We've pretty much run out of great sf shows.

What's worst is catching up with a show by binging on its first few seasons on disk and then having to follow the rest of it in real time, as we did with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Lost.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 11:37:36 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on January 12, 2014, 11:18:24 PM

That's how I prefer to watch TV. Following a show in "real time" seems so...slooowwwwwww...especially when they do those half-season breaks that seem to be common now. The only downside is that we often blow through a show's 3- or 4-season run in just a few months.

We're watching Buffy this way right now and are already near the end of S3. Will probably start Angel and alternate those disks with Buffy to stretch them both out (the two series aired contemporaneously starting in 1999 or 2000, right?). Other shows that we blew through were ST:DS9, Eureka, Babylon 5, BSG, Firefly, and Farscape. We've pretty much run out of great sf shows.

What's worst is catching up with a show by binging on its first few seasons on disk and then having to follow the rest of it in real time, as we did with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Lost.

The only show I watch in real time is Game of Thrones.  (lol, I typed in realm time and corrected it just now)    I just can't get enough of that show.  Now THAT's a long wait between seasons!
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 11:59:10 PM »

I'm starting to get to that point.   Shows are stacking up on my DVR that I have no intentions of watching.   I'd rather binge watch

Did that with Scandal
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 12:07:22 AM »

In some ways, the studios have created this binge-watching beast themselves.  Either on DVD or Streaming, they don't release a season early enough to catch up for the next one, which is just inane.  They see the DVD release as a way to advertise the new season, so they are frequently released at the same time (and I suspect they see streaming to be a painful necessity, but give it no priority).

They've been doing this for so long that we've gotten utterly used to just waiting until the whole thing is over and catching up at that point.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 01:50:29 AM »

I am on the binge end if the watching world, for the most part. Mainly for shows with meta arcs. American Horror Story for example. Episodic shows, like Bones, not worried about. 

I certainly prefer to wait for the end of their run. TRON Uprising is an example. My own style of watching fits right in with Netflix Original programming.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 06:18:41 AM »

The only two shows I've watched from start to finish were 24 and Battlestar Galactica.

BSG in particular was so damn good I don't think I'd have been able to wait a week just to see what happened next. Was a shame to see it come to an end.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 07:11:33 AM »

A lot of shows i Binge watch,i just watched the remaining 8 episodes of Boardwalk Empire on Saturday night just gone,went to bed at 5am

Netflix has a lot to answer for,having just watched American Horror Story season 1 and 2 back to back over a couple of nights,and i have season 3 on my DVR to watch,I was also doing it with Star Trek series


GoT i waited until the series was over before i started watching,much better like that(I still have all 3 seasons on my DVR)


but then there are some shows i do watch weekly,Arrow and Dracula...as soon as Dracula is on my DVR i watch it(FF through commercials),gutted its the last episode this week(and probably last ever)


on my DVR however i still have season 2 of A Young Doctors Notebook(Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe,first series was really good) and Season 3 of Falling Skies to watch which i need to get round to...i think FS 3 has been on my DVR since last July
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 06:18:01 PM »

I'm normally more of a "must see it immediately" TV watcher, that's how I grew up.  With DVRs sometimes I'll let shows build up if they aren't "high" priority.  But every now and again if the timing is right I'll get into a "binge watch" and I've found that I really enjoy it.  I did it with Grimm, Arrow and Orange is the New Black.  Biggest binge though was this past Xmas break, I did 36 episodes of Teen Wolf in less than 2 weeks in order to catch new episodes that just started.  The problem is I still feel like I'm in withdrawal, when I see a new episode it feels insanely short and I feel like i need more lol.  Waiting a week is too much! 

I do like the idea of waiting for a series to fully complete and binge watching, I'm guessing there are some shows that would play much better.  American Horror Story would be perfect to do this per season since each one is a new story.  As for older shows, I know a lot of people didn't like Lost, but it plays much better when binge watched IMHO. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 09:15:50 PM »

I like to keep my finger on the pulse of pop culture too much to wait an entire season before starting a show I'm interested in, though I will binge watch the hell out of shows I've missed. Did this with Breaking Bad, Dexter, Battlestar Galactics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and many others I'm forgetting.

I'm also a big fan of binge-watching Netflix/Amazon Prime original series. I devoured both House of Cards and Orange is the New Black within 3 or 4 days of release.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 09:52:13 PM »

Real time: Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural

Binge time now: Just finished binge watching first half season of Blacklist and now binge watching season 2 of Continuum on Netflix.

Binge waiting list: Breaking bad, Dexter, Battlestar Galactics, Orange is the New Black, Grimm, Arrow, Broadwalk Empire, American Horror Story, Almost Human, Being Human, and about 20 more TV shows...
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 10:42:06 PM »

I tend to binge-watch shows I've recorded when we get a lull in our netflix shipments (as often happens on 3-day weekends) or when the hard drive is getting full. I like to have some movies and tv shows "in the can." Never watch anything in real time because I hate commercials -- I would rather wait til it finishes recording and then watch an hour-long show in 40 minutes.

The only exceptions are the shows that my wife refuses to wait for: Downton Abbey, TWD, and Mad Men. That hour from 9-10 pm on Sunday nights is the only time I ever see advertisements at all.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 09:05:52 PM »

I dont watch anything live except sporting events.  For series unless I really really really like it, I record 5 weeks and watch them all in one sitting.
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