Do you folk ever "binge" a TV series from start to finish?

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I have some favorites I never get tired of watching.

Every year around June 6th I binge Band of Brothers,

Every year around Christmas time,,,
I binge the movie and all of the three Stargate TV series.

In the summer I watch a lot of movies,,,
But I also try to get out to the range a lot,,,
I feel that binging is for weather like we have now.

Too cold to go out and do anything,,,
Might as well watch the entire Marvel Super Hero series again.

I'm a TV junkie at heart.

Aarond
 

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Wife and I enjoyed the series Breaking Bad . Next series was Yellowstone. That's about it, never watched the Sopranos but my son loved it.
 

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by binge I mean 1 or 2 a night.
always standby and still watch regular - seen every episode more than once ++.
--last man standing/everyone loves raymond

recently "binge" by my definition-
leverage
leverage redemption
almost paradise


we dont watch alot of tv anymore.

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I'm a single male, retired, with a lot of idle time on my hands,,,
I live out in the boonies and often go a week without human contact.

Consequently I watch a lot of Netflix.

Back when I worked and only had a couple of hours for TV,,,
I often got bored watching episodic tv series,,,
But since I've retired that has changed.

Now I find that I get a lot of enjoyment "binging" a series,,,
Watching the episodes in rapid succession,,,
Gives me more of a feel for the "story"

I watched a few episodes of "The Blacklist" when it was on TV,,,
But I lost interest after the first season,,,
It just never coalesced for me.

But now that I have full days of time to waste,,,
I've started to understand the concept of binging.

When you watch several episodes one right after the other,,,
The complicated story lines of modern TV writing,,,
Come together with amazing clarity.

In the past two years I've binged several multi-year series,,,
Watching the episodes in rapid succession,,,
Gives me a better "view" of the story.

This is not a life changing revelation,,,
But it does make a huge difference in my enjoyment of a series.

I remember watching the Game of Thrones saga week by week,,,
I enjoyed the heck out of them because I love Sword and Sorcery stuff.

But it wasn't until I "binged" the entire series on DVD,,,
That the episodes made sense enough for the story line to fully emerge.

I mentioned this to a friend of mine,,,
His response was much the same as mine.

He absolutely loved the series "Yellowstone",,,
He and his wife never missed a weekly episode.

His daughter gave him the DVD set,,,
He said it sat on his TV shelf for over a year,,,
But when he finally started watching the episodes on his time frame,,,
He suddenly started getting those subtle sub-plots that escaped his notice before.

Way back in time I enjoyed the weekly Sci-Fi episodes of Stargate SG-1,,,
So when I saw the entire series on DVD for $39.95,,,
I just had to purchase it.

I found that watching the episodes in rapid succession,,,
They transcended from weekly episodes,,,
To a saga of immense enjoyment.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience as I have?

Aarond

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I don’t binge watch TV, but I will binge read a book series (trilogies or longer) or if I discover a new author whose first book blows me away I will hurry up and pick up half a dozen of their other standalone books to see if they are just as good.
 

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I binge watched
Mr In between
Breaking bad
Better call Saul
Started Reacher but it sucked so I quit.
Working on Ozark right now
 

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Actually I think you have it right,,,
3-4-5 episodes a day and it all comes together.

More than that and I find I have to go back and re-watch a few episodes.

Back in the 60's and 70's episodes were all stand alone,,,
That show Hill Street Blues changed all that.

They were the first to have 3-4 episode story arcs,,,
With multiple arcs happening at the same time.

Last year I saw the DVD set at Wal Mart for $39.95,,,
Man but the stories are dated by technology,,,
But I really enjoyed watching them again.

There was one episode where a detective spent the entire episode,,,
Trying to find a working pay phone so he could call in a murder he witnessed.

Aarond


Be careful out there
 

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