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Are you a binge viewer or do you still do old fashioned TV watching and wait a week until the next episode of your favourite series is aired?

Personally I'm 99% binge these days. I'll probably watch Game of Thrones weekly when the final season starts next month but there's not much I will do that too.

How are the forumati consuming TV?

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I have a short attention span and get bored binge-watching. I usually download a whole series and then watch it one episode a night, on very rare occasions I may stretch to a second episode in one night. Having said that, I'm currently on episode 7 of The Grand Tour, so not too far off where it is in real time. But I still wouldn't want to watch more than one episode in a day. I've got an American mate, OTOH, who binge watches everything. I can understand the attraction, everything's fresh in your mind so you don;t forget what's going on between episodes, but I just can't do it. 

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I hardly watch tv or streaming series or movies anymore. Maybe a movie once a month. This month i watched Airplane. Series I don't do. I think the last series I watched was Spin City back in the 90's. Generally series bore me to death.

I'd rather watch 3D porn.

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4 minutes ago, RR007 said:

Am I the only person alive who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad !

 

We are atleast 2....

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Make that 4 .........

I tend to wait till there are 3-4 episodes on the go then watch rather than wait on individual episodes. Waiting on the new series of "Billions" starting shortly, so will start watching 4 episodes in. Works for me.

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1 hour ago, RR007 said:

Am I the only person alive who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad !

Currently watching Grand Tour 3 and on 4th episode off one of the free sites

https://www1.123movies.la/serie/the-grand-tour-7zp3mj4/s3/watching.html

Ive never seen either of them,they look good on the ads that pop up but i just dont have the time to watch any of these  series,maybe one day.

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Much prefer binge watching as I tend to forget details of prior episodes when watching one episode a week. Current binge watching Line of Duty. Great series, IMHO. Looking forward to binge watching the final season of GOT.

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I used to buy DVD box sets and binge watch, now do the same with Sky and will probably get a Netflix account at some point ... like the OP GOT is the only one I watch as soon as available, I normally record the US showing on Sky Atlantic and watch it the next morning, but as I'm no longer working I will probably stay up to watch as soon as available 

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2 hours ago, RR007 said:

Am I the only person alive who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad !

Currently watching Grand Tour 3 and on 4th episode off one of the free sites

https://www1.123movies.la/serie/the-grand-tour-7zp3mj4/s3/watching.html

Make me 7. I have downloaded the Grand Tour all series to date but not watched one episode yet. Busy doing nothing.

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8 😀

Never seen The Soprano's,Frasier,Sons Of Anarchy,The West Wing etc. and plenty more popular shows either.

Not really a big binge watcher either.During the week i will watch an episode a night on Netflix,plus a bit more at the weekends.A few episodes and a movie a day if i am indoors a lot.Usually prefer reading my Kindle to be honest.

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49 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

I used to buy DVD box sets and binge watch, now do the same with Sky and will probably get a Netflix account at some point ... like the OP GOT is the only one I watch as soon as available, I normally record the US showing on Sky Atlantic and watch it the next morning, but as I'm no longer working I will probably stay up to watch as soon as available 

that would drive me potty.I wait till the whole series is out and Binge watch it.

Probably more,in my case,due to minimising the risk of my faltering memmory of what happened a week ago

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2 minutes ago, galenkia said:

8 😀

Never seen The Soprano's,Frasier,Sons Of Anarchy,The West Wing etc. and plenty more popular shows either.

Not really a big binge watcher either.During the week i will watch an episode a night on Netflix,plus a bit more at the weekends.A few episodes and a movie a day if i am indoors a lot.Usually prefer reading my Kindle to be honest.

bout 60/40 with me ..netflix/reading 

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Just now, Ivan the terrible said:

bout 60/40 with me ..netflix/reading 

I'm probably nearer 75/25 reading/Netflix.

Like to lie in bed reading in the morning before i head off to work around 12.30pm.Usually flick between that and the internet.

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6 minutes ago, Ivan the terrible said:

that would drive me potty.I wait till the whole series is out and Binge watch it.

Probably more,in my case,due to minimising the risk of my faltering memmory of what happened a week ago

Only problem with social media and the buzz around this particular show , I don't want to risk hearing about the plot twists before I watch 

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9 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

Only problem with social media and the buzz around this particular show , I don't want to risk hearing about the plot twists before I watch 

Fair enough...but I hardly ever use Social Media (I was about to post "SM" then thourght I may be misconstrued)

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6 hours ago, RR007 said:

Am I the only person alive who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad !

Currently watching Grand Tour 3 and on 4th episode off one of the free sites

https://www1.123movies.la/serie/the-grand-tour-7zp3mj4/s3/watching.html

Me too dont really watch series except a few on discovery  but then i work from 1600 to 0300 so i record stuff and often on a sunday afternoon i catch up with a few recorded movies and the odd other program i have recorded

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8 hours ago, RR007 said:

Am I the only person alive who has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad !

Currently watching Grand Tour 3 and on 4th episode off one of the free sites

https://www1.123movies.la/serie/the-grand-tour-7zp3mj4/s3/watching.html

I have never seen an episode of Game of Thrones but I have watched every episode of Breaking Bad and wish I had time to watch them all again. 

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2 hours ago, Punter said:

I have never seen an episode of Game of Thrones but I have watched every episode of Breaking Bad and wish I had time to watch them all again. 

While dragons, dwarfs, tits and fighting in GOT is pleasant Breaking Bad was just another world.

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Just finished Black Sails which I rate as the best series since Deadwood for no-frills tell it like it was television. Liked to watch one episode nightly buy sometimes get hooked into watching 2 or 3.

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