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Thread started 02/20/14 12:15pm

June7

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"Binge Watching"

It's the way television is being watched these days from streaming sites. From catching up on shows you haven't had time to see to watching whole seasons of episodes in a few days, it's all the rage!

Recently, I watched season 2 of the hit Netflix Original Program - House of Cards - over the last 3-day weekend. It was intense and gratifying.

Prior to that, Breaking Bad, House of Cards Season 1, Orange is the New Black, American Dad, Family Guy, etc ... It appears to be the only way I watch television lately.

I am actually really glad that shows are being presented in this way. From streaming sites, both free and paid, it has made me able to view what I want to watch, when I want to watch it and how many I want to watch at that time.

What are your binge-watching regulars?

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Reply #1 posted 02/20/14 1:25pm

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I am trying to savor season 2 House of Cards, so no binging. I think I'll go back to season 1 to extend it. I'm loving that show, I love the opening.

Netflix is doing folks in, heard on the news they're number one(or the only) something that's making lots of money. They just added season 7 Burn Notice which was my show.

Battlestar Galatica got me hooked, I've gone through it 3x. Damages 2x, All the Star Trek episode. Tried to catch on Bones but burnt out on it, and Tudors burnt out, too.

Downton Abbey, The Wire, GoT(which I finally purchased and waiting for season 3), most of the Star Trek movies they make one wait for the dvds so can't binge there.

I did TVD, now I'm hooked on that show, I don't know how that happened.

Non-Netflix, I went through Dracula again. Caught up on OUAT.

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Reply #2 posted 02/20/14 2:53pm

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hello. my name is susan and i am a netflixaholic. i binge on documentaries (egyptology especially) and burn notice and dexter and monk and new girl and that 70s show and... ahhhh. too many to list. i even tune in to those nature background theme shows which feature trees and music and waterfalls when i'm doing stuff around the house.

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Reply #3 posted 02/20/14 3:59pm

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I love "Walking Dead"... I have watched the first season multiple times,and have watched the whole show leading up to the new seasons... :oops:

I stopped watching "Girlfriends" when it was on the air, so now I DVR it in syndication and watch multiple episodes when I have time.

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Reply #4 posted 02/20/14 4:33pm

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I still prefer week to week. There's something satisfying about being all caught up on a tv show.

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Reply #5 posted 02/20/14 4:34pm

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I can't do binge. More than 2 episodes and I'm asleep dead

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Reply #6 posted 02/20/14 4:37pm

thedoorkeeper

I'm watching The Spoils of Babylon

one episode a night for the next 7 nights.

ls that considered binge watching?

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Reply #7 posted 02/20/14 4:37pm

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Some I've binged on recently include...

The Wire

The Walking Dead

American Horror Story

Dead Like Me

Bored to Death

True Blood

Elementary

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Reply #8 posted 02/20/14 5:00pm

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Lammastide said:

Some I've binged on recently include...

The Wire

The Walking Dead

American Horror Story

Dead Like Me

Bored to Death

True Blood

Elementary

I did a "Dead Like Me" binge during the summer! biggrin


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Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

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Reply #9 posted 02/20/14 5:20pm

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chocolate1 said:

Lammastide said:

Some I've binged on recently include...

The Wire

The Walking Dead

American Horror Story

Dead Like Me

Bored to Death

True Blood

Elementary

I did a "Dead Like Me" binge during the summer! biggrin

It's a fun show. Did you catch the reunion movie from a couple years back?

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Reply #10 posted 02/20/14 5:37pm

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Never done it. Can't sit still that long.

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Reply #11 posted 02/20/14 7:20pm

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Im binge watching 30 rock AWS. 4 episodes till season 6.

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Reply #12 posted 02/20/14 7:21pm

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I will say that if HBO's Looking gets renewed for a second season I will wait and watch all at once. While the show is interesting the pacing is so slow that 1/2 hour episodes doesn't work. confused

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Reply #13 posted 02/21/14 5:04am

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Lammastide said:

chocolate1 said:

I did a "Dead Like Me" binge during the summer! biggrin

It's a fun show. Did you catch the reunion movie from a couple years back?



No! I would have liked that! eek


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Reply #14 posted 02/21/14 5:46am

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binge watch pick of the day: documentary about paparazzi, multi-media marketing, mass media brainwashing and the deliberately generated public mindset that fame = penultimate good.

title: Starsuckers

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Reply #15 posted 02/21/14 6:33am

Byron

It's damn near the only way I watch TV now lol...can't stand those shows that go on a 1-2 month haitus in the middle of a season. Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Firefly, Friends, Will & Grace, The Good Wife, Castle, half of Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, the first 1 1/2 seasons of Lost...all accomplished through binge watching.

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Reply #16 posted 02/21/14 6:54am

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It’s funny to me that this is somehow considered a “new” phenomenon as I started binging way back when entire seasons of shows became available on dvd. I didn’t have cable for years and years so when anything good came out on dvd I’d buy or rent them and watch in huge chunks. My first big binge watch, in fact, was Sex and the City and the first few seasons I even had on VHS. lol

In any case, my most recent binge watch shows are:

Breaking Bad (I missed this completely when on the air, now just waiting for the last half of the last season to be streaming on Netflix)

Orange is the New Black

Dexter (I stopped borrowing them from a friend somewhere around season 4 and it’s streaming now)

30 Rock (going back through the catalog. I love Tina Fey and the character of Tracey Jordan just kills me, every single damn line he has)

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Reply #17 posted 02/21/14 8:54am

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chocolate1 said:

Lammastide said:

It's a fun show. Did you catch the reunion movie from a couple years back?



No! I would have liked that! eek

It's available on DVD. It's fair, but producers couldn't finalize a deal with Mandy Patinkin, so his character Rube is replaced by a new Reaper.

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Reply #18 posted 02/21/14 9:45am

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CarrieMpls said:

It’s funny to me that this is somehow considered a “new” phenomenon as I started binging way back when entire seasons of shows became available on dvd. I didn’t have cable for years and years so when anything good came out on dvd I’d buy or rent them and watch in huge chunks. My first big binge watch, in fact, was Sex and the City and the first few seasons I even had on VHS. lol

In any case, my most recent binge watch shows are:

Breaking Bad (I missed this completely when on the air, now just waiting for the last half of the last season to be streaming on Netflix)

Orange is the New Black

Dexter (I stopped borrowing them from a friend somewhere around season 4 and it’s streaming now)

30 Rock (going back through the catalog. I love Tina Fey and the character of Tracey Jordan just kills me, every single damn line he has)

I just started season 6 and Im really surprised how the quality of the show hasn't really decreased.

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Reply #19 posted 02/21/14 11:34am

Byron

CarrieMpls said:

It’s funny to me that this is somehow considered a “new” phenomenon as I started binging way back when entire seasons of shows became available on dvd. I didn’t have cable for years and years so when anything good came out on dvd I’d buy or rent them and watch in huge chunks. My first big binge watch, in fact, was Sex and the City and the first few seasons I even had on VHS. lol

In any case, my most recent binge watch shows are:

Breaking Bad (I missed this completely when on the air, now just waiting for the last half of the last season to be streaming on Netflix)

Orange is the New Black

Dexter (I stopped borrowing them from a friend somewhere around season 4 and it’s streaming now)

30 Rock (going back through the catalog. I love Tina Fey and the character of Tracey Jordan just kills me, every single damn line he has)


I forgot those...I also watched Dexter and 30 Rock through binge watching. And I agree completely with Tracey Jordan lol...


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Reply #20 posted 02/21/14 12:39pm

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Report: 2% of Netflix Users Binged All of House of Cards Season 2 ASAP — Are You Done Yet?

Get More: News, Premieres, Ratings

House of Cards Ratings

Two percent of Netflix’s 33.4 million U.S. subscribers – or about 670,000 people – binge-watched all 13 episodes of House of CardsSeason 2 during its first weekend , according to a report by Procera Networks, which solicits and analyses bandwidth usage data from multiple Internet service providers.

Netflix rather famously — and to the frustration of its broadcast/cable rivals — does not disclose viewing data.

RELATED | House of Cards‘ Kate Mara on That Scene, Rooting For Frank and Her Fear of [Spoiler]

Procera also reports that between 6 and 10 percent of Netflix’s U.S. subscribers watched at least one episode of House of Cards — marking a 400 percent increase over Season 1′s opening weekend — while the average number of hours consumed was three.

RELATED | House of Cards Season 2: We Binge-Watched It All — Here Are 5 Things to Know

In Europe, the average number of episodes binged was five, with 1 percent of subscribers consuming the whole season.

Procera also notes that, interestingly but in keeping with past trends, there was no statistically significant increase in overall Netflix traffic in the wake of this new release.

House of Cards was renewed for Season 3 well before its sophomore run dropped on Valentine’s Day.

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Reply #21 posted 02/21/14 2:21pm

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Keeping on the House of Cards topic - President Obama recently made headlines that he is hooked on this show and even tweeted, "No Spoilers Please"! How's that for an endorsement!

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Reply #22 posted 02/21/14 2:38pm

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June7 said:

Keeping on the House of Cards topic - President Obama recently made headlines that he is hooked on this show and even tweeted, "No Spoilers Please"! How's that for an endorsement!

Well in my city, 130% of the population wants to impeach him, or it sounds that way listening to them talk.

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Reply #23 posted 02/21/14 3:48pm

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Kevin Spacey's looks into the camera are priceless. The one during the civil war reenactment, though very brief, was a nice bit of comic relief.



President Obama, better not be taking pointers that's all I got to say. That Spacey's one evil puppy right there.

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Reply #24 posted 02/21/14 6:15pm

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morningsong said:

Kevin Spacey's looks into the camera are priceless. The one during the civil war reenactment, though very brief, was a nice bit of comic relief.



President Obama, better not be taking pointers that's all I got to say. That Spacey's one evil puppy right there.

SPOILER ALERT *** SPOILER ALERT *** SPOILER ALERT

DONT' READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE SECOND SEASON, OR AT LEAST PAST THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE SECOND SEASON.

First episode of the second season, at the end of the episode, when he looked into the camera just after doing what he did in the subway ... and said, "Oh, I haven't forgotten you" .... that was fucking PRICELESS! I got goosebumps!

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Reply #25 posted 02/22/14 12:17pm

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one episode a night


This is my limit. I did more than that once when rewatching an old season of Mad Men and the individual impact of each episode was lost for me. I need at least a little time in between to properly ponder and savor each episode.


Having said that, the last series I watched in a much shorter time frame than when it aired was the first season of Orphan Black over the Christmas holidays. Loved it. heart

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Reply #26 posted 02/22/14 5:56pm

Adaora

Love to binge on shows! Only maybe 3 episodes a couple of days of the week till I finish the season. Recently got into American Horror Story. Finished the first two seasons in a couple of days. I didn't watch it when it aired on t.v. I also like to revisit old T.V shows like Ally McBeal, My So Called Life or Twin Peaks. Great nostalgia.
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Reply #27 posted 02/23/14 2:02pm

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June7 said:



morningsong said:


Kevin Spacey's looks into the camera are priceless. The one during the civil war reenactment, though very brief, was a nice bit of comic relief.





President Obama, better not be taking pointers that's all I got to say. That Spacey's one evil puppy right there.




SPOILER ALERT *** SPOILER ALERT *** SPOILER ALERT



DONT' READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE SECOND SEASON, OR AT LEAST PAST THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE SECOND SEASON.




First episode of the second season, at the end of the episode, when he looked into the camera just after doing what he did in the subway ... and said, "Oh, I haven't forgotten you" .... that was fucking PRICELESS! I got goosebumps!



Oh yeah. And those cufflinks were a wonderful punctuation.

This season's much better, more players less pawns.
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Reply #28 posted 02/24/14 5:49am

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okay i tried House of Cards season two but Spacey's character still creeps me out. confused

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Reply #29 posted 02/25/14 3:09pm

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Unless I'm making it a regular social gathering to watch episodes with friends, I'm terrible at keeping up with shows these days, so if it is something I'm interested in I often binge watch a lot of episodes at once until my eyes hurt on a day when there's nothing to do. dead

Damn, Delores pick another subject please...
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