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Box Sets and Binge Watching.

Minivanman
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Box Sets and Binge Watching.

Has anybody else got fed up with box sets and binge watching on television? I most certainly have.

They start off well enough but seem to struggle in order the hold interest past episode one. There have been exceptions of course but even some of those these seemed to 'run out of puff' by the time they hit a second series.    

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

I have a few Box Set DVDs in my collection including, but not limited to:

  • A Touch of Frost
  • Randal and Hopkirk
  • Death in Paradise
  • New Tricks
  • Inspector George Gently
  • Line of Duty
  • Silent Witness

You might spot a trend here, if the titles are anything to go by.

I guess it would be down to what one is watching as to how quickly one would get bored. I don't do binge watching unless you call two DVDs in succession a binge so for me the answer would be No. I'm currently on Season 10 of Silent Witness so I've got another 12 seasons to go!

 

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

I have 2 'boxed sets', Star Trek the original series and Alien.

As far as TV or streaming series like on Netflix I tend to avoid them.

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

Ah yes, I guess we need to seperate out those box set from binge watching a continuous series. 

The Office for example was excellent as was Gavin and Stacy so it guess it's the likes of Breaking Bad and House of Cards that just go on and on to the point of boring our socks off.    

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

But aren't they the same thing @Minivanman, Silent Witness has been going for 22 series with my box set going up to series 21 and by luck series 22 is being recorded as it's aired.

I'm with Frank Lloyd Wright as regards the majority of the output of the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, to me it's mindless drivel but of course others will think the same about what I watch so it is each to their own.

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Speaking of Box Sets my next purchase may well be Midsomer Murders.

But there are to be no new episodes made as there's no one left alive in the County apart from two policemen!

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

Just like watching Endeavour and trying to spot mistakes in decor and such like. Last night was noting the wrong sort of light switch on the wall of a 1960s living room!. 

Sad I know :rolleyes:

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Re: Box Sets and Binge Watching.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that does this.

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@Minivanman wrote:

Last night was noting the wrong sort of light switch on the wall of a 1960s living room!. 

I don't remember the 1960s :cool:


 

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Best to date for me (or did somebody tell me?) spotting the same Humber car with the same number plates in the movies Dunkirk and Churchill. These old vintages must certainly do the rounds but you'd think that at the very least they'd stick different number plates on them.