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bajisima
02-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Studies are showing that more and more tv viewers are choosing to binge watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime than watch regular tv. They also claim it is eating up our social time and weekends. Anyone guilty? Whats your pleasure? Breaking Bad? House of Cards?


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303740704577521300806686174

sachem
02-18-2014, 11:11 AM
I binge watched Breaking Bad. Wanted to see what all the hoopla was. Got hooked. I also have binge watched some past TV shows I hadn't seen in many years.

I think I will try House of Cards.

fyrenza
02-18-2014, 11:15 AM
I do it ~ Breaking Bad was one, and I watched the entire thing,

but I also do it with other shows, and movies.

IOW? I don't actually HAVE a social life! :smiley_ROFLMAO:

beatleboy
02-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Studies are showing that more and more tv viewers are choosing to binge watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime than watch regular tv. They also claim it is eating up our social time and weekends. Anyone guilty? Whats your pleasure? Breaking Bad? House of Cards?


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303740704577521300806686174

Both for me, began watching House of Cards, man luv that show, waiting for the final series of Breaking Bad, don't know when Netflix is bringing it back, waiting patiently, need to know what happens to Walter White, anyone knows don't post and spoil it for me.

sachem
02-18-2014, 11:19 AM
I do it ~ Breaking Bad was one, and I watched the entire thing,

but I also do it with other shows, and movies.

IOW? I don't actually HAVE a social life! :smiley_ROFLMAO:Hush. Don't tell everyone. :D

Canadianeye
02-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Soon I will be cancelling cable television completely. There is no need of it. I can watch anything that I value through my computer to my bigscreen, on places like Primewire etc. News I can pick up on the internet as well.

I enjoy Sherlock and am just getting back into a bit The Walking Dead, and I will watch the latest episode from Sunday, probably tonight or at some point this week on Primewire.

ELOrocks17
02-18-2014, 11:55 AM
I am currently binge-watching NYPD Blue on amazon instant as i never got to see it in its entirety and there is only seasons1-3 on dvd

GreenEyedLady
02-18-2014, 12:09 PM
One week end had to catch Hubby up on all the seasons 2-3-4 of Dexter. We just snuggled on the couch and enjoyed. Don't think we even left the house!

I miss Dexter!:sad20::sad20::sad20:

Irascible Crusader
02-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Soon I will be cancelling cable television completely. There is no need of it. I can watch anything that I value through my computer to my bigscreen, on places like Primewire etc. News I can pick up on the internet as well.

I enjoy Sherlock and am just getting back into a bit The Walking Dead, and I will watch the latest episode from Sunday, probably tonight or at some point this week on Primewire.

What we do is suspend our service for about 6 months starting in spring and ending in September when the good stuff is back on TV. Every cable company has different suspension policies. We got Directv and they don't charge for suspending service.

Perianne
02-18-2014, 12:13 PM
I binge on porn. lol

Irascible Crusader
02-18-2014, 12:14 PM
One week end had to catch Hubby up on all the seasons 2-3-4 of Dexter. We just snuggled on the couch and enjoyed. Don't think we even left the house!

I miss Dexter!:sad20::sad20::sad20:

Dexter sucked ass! After Debbie shot Cpt Laguerta, the whole tone began to change because it was no longer about killing people who were better off dead. But even the killing of Sgt Doakes pissed me off because it seemed Dexter shrugged off responsibility even though he was the one who imprisoned Doakes thereby allowing him to be murdered. It was only morbid curiosity that kept me watching after they murdered Laguerta, but there was just no justification to do it. The Morgan siblings became exactly like the people they were killing, people who are themselves better off dead.

Sassy
02-18-2014, 01:07 PM
I have binged watched shows that I missed when they were running, or to catch up if I started watching late.

IDK if I love or hate how Netflix dumps a whole series. I know I am very tired from staying up too late watching House of Cards......just too easy to hit 'next'.

Just like reading a good book and trying to put it down but deciding 'one more chapter.......'

Swedgin
02-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Yes, but, not with any of the current shows.

But, if I get a DVD set, I will binge watch.

--Carnivale
--Firefly
--Sopranos (LOL, the entire series in about two months....)
--Deadwood
--Battlestar Galactica (Saw some on telivision, but, rewatch the entire series time to time on blu ray)
--Babylon 5.
-- Taken (the Sci Fi miniseries...)


Plan on Binge Watching:

--Dexter
--The Walking Dead
--Breaking Bad

usfan
02-18-2014, 02:22 PM
I binge watched Breaking Bad. Wanted to see what all the hoopla was. Got hooked. I also have binge watched some past TV shows I hadn't seen in many years.
I think I will try House of Cards.


I do it ~ Breaking Bad was one, and I watched the entire thing,
but I also do it with other shows, and movies.
IOW? I don't actually HAVE a social life! :smiley_ROFLMAO:

same here.. i never watched any of breaking bad, until it was over, & heard all the hoopla, mostly from this forum! So my wife & i watched it over several weeks, in it's entirety. It was ok, but i would not watch it again, like a good gary cooper western. :D

I watched a few episodes of the walking dead, when it first aired.. it was entertaining, at first, but the schtick got old for me. Zombie shows lose their edge, after a few decades & special effects advancements.

I can watch an old star trek episode & still be entertained, or even gilligan's island. :D Of course, one of the advantages of old age is you don't remember them, so they all seem new! :grampa:

Invayne
02-18-2014, 02:28 PM
I used to be a "24" and "Nip/Tuck" addict......

Matalese
02-18-2014, 02:34 PM
I used to be a "24" and "Nip/Tuck" addict......


I binge watched 24. Had an accident, had surgery, spent recovery time watching all the episodes of 24. My sis sent them out from California.

Invayne
02-18-2014, 02:44 PM
I binge watched 24. Had an accident, had surgery, spent recovery time watching all the episodes of 24. My sis sent them out from California.

I had every season on DVD until they got stolen. Don't think I'm going to bother re-buying them. I hear they're starting the show up again.

Perianne
02-18-2014, 04:44 PM
same here.. i never watched any of breaking bad, until it was over, & heard all the hoopla, mostly from this forum! So my wife & i watched it over several weeks, in it's entirety. It was ok, but i would not watch it again, like a good gary cooper western. :D


Thou speaketh blasphemy.

usfan
02-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Thou speaketh blasphemy.

I think that is true on this forum! :D Perhaps my expectations were too high, or maybe my tolerance to shock tv has been raised in the obama era.. anyway, it was ok, & that's a passing grade from me, but i don't think i can laud it as classic cinema along the lines of dumb & dumber, or the airplane! series...

:laughing7:

Perianne
02-18-2014, 05:50 PM
I think that is true on this forum! :D Perhaps my expectations were too high, or maybe my tolerance to shock tv has been raised in the obama era.. anyway, it was ok, & that's a passing grade from me, but i don't think i can laud it as classic cinema along the lines of dumb & dumber, or the airplane! series...

:laughing7:

Perianne says it was the greatest series in the history of TV series. So that's that.

usfan
02-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Perianne says it was the greatest series in the history of TV series. So that's that.


ah, i see.. can't take my rapist wit, eh, shirley?

:laughing7:

Perianne
02-18-2014, 05:56 PM
ah, i see.. can't take my rapist wit, eh, shirley?

:laughing7:

Hahahaaha! You remind me of my friend Kolohe. He frequently describes his humor as "rapist wit". lol

fyrenza
02-18-2014, 06:11 PM
I used to be a "24" and "Nip/Tuck" addict......

I "binged" Nip/Tuck, too!

I like Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones,

so I wait until the season is over, and then, binge watch them.

sachem
02-18-2014, 06:20 PM
I "binged" Nip/Tuck, too!
Julian McMahon. Yum.

pragmatic
02-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Studies are showing that more and more tv viewers are choosing to binge watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime than watch regular tv. They also claim it is eating up our social time and weekends. Anyone guilty? Whats your pleasure? Breaking Bad? House of Cards?


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303740704577521300806686174

Yep. Had never seen the Sopranos and binge watched the entire 7 years (or whatever) in literally a couple of weeks.

Binged all 5 seasons of The Wire similarly (the last season was certainly a let down).

Same with Breaking Bad. Took it start to finish after the series ended.

Doing Boardwalk Empire a little differently. Gawd that show is phenomenal. Having been watching each season (bingelike) as soon as the DVDs come out each year. Think it's October....could have that wrong.

Invayne
02-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Julian McMahon. Yum.

Yeah.... :headbang:

Invayne
02-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Oh, and I did binge All In The Family. Now I need to work on South Park.

Perianne
02-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Yeah.... :headbang:
Invayne, you are a woman........ right?

Invayne
02-18-2014, 07:15 PM
@Invayne (http://thepoliticsforums.com/member.php?u=334), you are a woman........ right?

Yes...why?

usfan
02-18-2014, 07:19 PM
A few yrs back, we watched an episode of 'desperate housewives'. I.. ahem.. 'downloaded' all the previous episodes to watch, & we spent several weeks catching up. We never really did, but there was some continuity with being able to watch episodes in sequence, without having to wait a week. It's definitely the way to cram series into a short time. We tried to do that with the harry potter series.. our daughter is a big fan, even reading the books in spanish! After several tries, we made it through the first movie, and have caught bits & pieces of the others, but just can't seem to get into it.

I guess it is different strokes.. different people like different stuff.. also explains why we live in such diverse places.

Perianne
02-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Yes...why?

Just checking since you were "Yeah.... :headbang:" about a man, lol.

Perianne
02-18-2014, 07:23 PM
A few yrs back, we watched an episode of 'desperate housewives'.
usfan, you are a man, right?

Kidding.... you know I loves me some usfan!

Invayne
02-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Just checking since you were "Yeah.... :headbang:" about a man, lol.

I have a question for you...what does your avatar mean? I know about the 11:11 and the 4:20, but what's with the 2:22 mean? Fill me in! ;-)

usfan
02-18-2014, 07:28 PM
@usfan (http://thepoliticsforums.com/member.php?u=114), you are a man, right?

Kidding.... you know I loves me some usfan!

Watching episodes of desperate housewives was a sacrificial act of devotion.. my wife still owes me for those.. :laughing7:

Perianne
02-18-2014, 07:29 PM
I have a question for you...what does your avatar mean? I know about the 11:11 and the 4:20, but what's with the 2:22 mean? Fill me in! ;-)

When I put it in, I was 222 posts behind Archer, approaching "Alumni" status. I am mowing them down as I swish past!

Perianne
02-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Watching episodes of desperate housewives was a sacrificial act of devotion.. my wife still owes me for those.. :laughing7:

Well then, you are one heck of a good husband! Good for you!