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Re: How many TV shows are you currently watching?

HomerS wrote:
g371 wrote:

Arrow is the other one that I dropped purely because of the number of episodes, for me it stopped being interesting after the S01 and till today it already has 160 episodes + upcoming season. Plus I'm doing archery and cringe at half of the bow shooting scenes big_smile


Or they are just good at it  big_smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

Yeah, come to me, I'll give you my 50# compound bow, show me these tricks big_smile

That guy is some ninja nerd, but this was a real thing: https://youtu.be/3PduumzgFNo?t=104 - they probably also managed to shoot some arrows off the horse in close combat, but realistically one miss and a guy running towards you with a knife will gut you before you will manage to reload. Plus just in movies somebody dies instantly from an arrow. In real life death is instant only if you hit heart or something like that, because an arrow kills by slicing and bleeding you out. These bows are around 26#, they can do damage if you are naked, basic armour will either stop the arrow or reduce the damage - and again, knife in the stomach smile

Archery tag is a fun sport, there you also can see in a real life the mechanics and probability of hitting a human with these weak bows. We played it recently and I managed to catch an arrow mid air smile

Re: How many TV shows are you currently watching?

ArniVidar wrote:

Well, my Watching Now tag has 34 TV series with generally another 8-12 Anime series constantly going over on Anidb.
So, basically, about 40 series that I'm obviously not watching.
Then my To Watch Soon tag is another 82 series, and the To Watch tag a further 53 series.

So all in all, I'm doing a piss-poor job at watching TV! big_smile

Hehe... my numbers are different, but I'm also far behind. big_smile

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kurschnextepisode wrote:

I have not. For Example : The Sopranos (only 2 or 3 ep's)...House (2 or 3 ep's) ...GOT (1 or 2 ep's)… Walking Dead (0 ep's)… Lost (1 or 2 ep's)...Stranger Things (ONE ep)...The Wire (0 ep's)...Twin Peaks (0 ep's)...Sharp Objects (0 ep's)...Killing Eve (0 ep's)… 24 (0 ep's)...House of Cards (1 ep)...Queen of the South (0 ep's)… Breaking Bad (0 ep's)...

The Sopranos, Stranger Things, The Wire, Twin Peak (new seasons), Sharp Objects, House of Cards I skipped as well.

From all these Killing Eve and Breaking Bad are excellent. Lost is nice, but with a disappointing-why-the-hell-I-watched-6-seasons ending, Walking Dead you can watch fast forwarding all soap opera, will save a lot of otherwise wasted time - some episodes I have watched in 3 minutes big_smile

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lighton wrote:

If you've found GoT challenging, please never, never, never watch the Primer movie (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/)!

Someone tried to make sense of the timelines here:

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/primer-chart.jpg


Someone else showed how others perceived it:

https://i1.wp.com/www.kevinmuldoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/primer-timeline-funny-1.png?ssl=1

cool big_smile

I don't even know how challenging it is, because it did not pass my boredom filter big_smile I just saw later in forums etc. how they are killing off 100 characters, some completely black episodes where you cannot see anything and decided not to bother smile Maybe someday.

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Yeah, Lost should have had a better ending.

But guys, don't skip over https://next-episode.net/the-wire ! It still has a much-deserved 9.3 IMDb rating, awesome show!

g371 wrote:

I don't even know how challenging it is, because it did not pass my boredom filter big_smile I just saw later in forums etc. how they are killing off 100 characters, some completely black episodes where you cannot see anything and decided not to bother smile Maybe someday.

GoT had exactly ONE too-dark episode... cool

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lighton wrote:

But guys, don't skip over https://next-episode.net/the-wire ! It still has a much-deserved 9.3 IMDb rating, awesome show!

I tried a couple episodes like a year ago, could not find entertaining all that black gangsta nonsense (I laugh in rap songs when I hear about their heartbreaking hood life), probably it looked differently back in 2002. Same with Sopranos - checked a couple episodes and meh, by now all that Italian gansta stuff is already a cliché.

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I guess I watched The Wire around 2010, was still very enjoyable back then. cool

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From that kind of shows what I liked a lot at the time was The Shield - https://next-episode.net/the-shield

Re: How many TV shows are you currently watching?

lighton wrote:

But guys, don't skip over https://next-episode.net/the-wire ! It still has a much-deserved 9.3 IMDb rating, awesome show!
... cool

I feel like I will get to The Wire someday. I AM from Baltimore, after all.
Southland and Shades of Blue have been on my To Watch list for a while. What do you think of those ?

GOT... I doubt it, but who knows. Spartacus, Rome, and The Last Kingdom, served me well enough I suspect.

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kurschnextepisode wrote:

I feel like I will get to The Wire someday. I AM from Baltimore, after all.

Haha, yeah, then it's even more of a must! smile

kurschnextepisode wrote:

Southland and Shades of Blue have been on my To Watch list for a while. What do you think of those ?

I've missed Southland completely, and while the ratings look promising the trailer doesn't appeal to me. Shades of Blue trailer doesn't do it for me either, feels like the show has too much emphasis on the drama part.

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I watched the first season of GoT in two 5 hour sittings and absolutely loved it. So I decided to wait until Season 2 was out to watch that one. Still haven't started season two big_smile

I've yet to see Dexter, Sopranos, Stranger Things, The Wire, House of Cards and Breaking Bad. Don't know if I'll ever start them.

I'm watching all the Marvel series in order (spoiler free and chronological) and am about two years behind.
I was also watching all the DC series the same way, but put those on hold a year or two ago. I really liked Arrow and the rest, but this just all became too much and too bleh to watch. And these studios keep adding more series that by default get pushed to the back of the queue, so it's a pretty hopeless endeavor unless you watch a lot more TV than I do smile

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ArniVidar wrote:

I've yet to see Dexter, Sopranos, Stranger Things, The Wire, House of Cards and Breaking Bad. Don't know if I'll ever start them.
I'm watching all the Marvel series in order (spoiler free and chronological) and am about two years behind.
I was also watching all the DC series the same way, but put those on hold a year or two ago. I really liked Arrow and the rest, but this just all became too much and too bleh to watch. And these studios keep adding more series that by default get pushed to the back of the queue, so it's a pretty hopeless endeavor unless you watch a lot more TV than I do smile

Oh yeah Dexter was another highly rated Series I watched only 2 episodes of. Fringe only 2-3 episodes but Orphan Black I think I put on hold after the 1st Season.
It's interesting, the ones that grab you and you watch till completion while others are left alone....

Good choice with the Marvel series, IMO. I don't think I've seen any DC at all. Just all the Defenders, and I tried to watch in order as well.

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You can look at the list under here what I am watching. But these are the ones I watch right now: Another Life, Legion, The 100, Blood & Treasure, Younger, Suits, Private Eyes, Pearson, Krypton, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Elementary, Agents of SHIELD, Killjoys, The Rook, Poldark, Pennyworth, Instinct, and Whose Line is it Anyway.

I watch episode for episode as chronologically to the airing time that I can manage (in Europe). I use the app SeriesGuide for that (has similarities to NE, but has other qualities). If I don't start a show within 4-5 episodes of the first season, I can forget about it. Some exceptions for Netflix and like. I don't like to binge, so if there is a show on Netflix, I mingle it with the others. For example : I have found out that I have to watch 3 shows each day (not more) until the fall season come. Then I watch Another Life as the third one each day. Some days life gets in the way, and I don't watch the third show at all, but it is ok. When AL is finished, I will watch 3 "ordinary" shows.

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=218f9bd804e6df87fe43a8dd62158dbc

Re: How many TV shows are you currently watching?

g371 wrote:

Right now just these:

Queen of the South
Elementary
The 100
Shameless
Fear the Walking Dead

kurschnextepisode wrote:

Do you only watch one episode of each, per week (like Shameless I know you discovered not long ago) ?

plus 55 more which I have in Plex and I'm "watching" them further from time to time or drop them eventually.

So would it be considered "usual" to be watching up to 10 shows (episodes) in a week ? Or is it normally limited to around just 5, like you're keeping up with now ?

Maybe of those "55", you alternate different shows in and out from week to week, in addition to your 'regulars' ?

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kurschnextepisode wrote:

So would it be considered "usual" to be watching up to 10 shows (episodes) in a week ? Or is it normally limited to around just 5, like you're keeping up with now ?

Maybe of those "55", you alternate different shows in and out from week to week, in addition to your 'regulars' ?

Haha, it depends on each own definition of normal. Everybody has their own choices what they do with their lives, for somebody maybe it is to watch TV every waking minute, others don't watch anything at all. I consider it a waste of time and unhealthy to spend countless hours on the couch. I personally get time for that by not doing other things like I could not be bothered to go to theatre or some music festivals. In summer in general I try to watch TV as less as possible, sometimes don't watch anything for a month - to save time for a bunch of weather dependant sports I do and compensate for the winter couch potato lifestyle big_smile So all I can say is calculate your own "normal", based on all factors in your own life smile And don't forget that sedentary lifestyle is killing you and reducing the amount of TV shows you will see in your life big_smile

Re: How many TV shows are you currently watching?

g371 wrote:
kurschnextepisode wrote:

So would it be considered "usual" (FOR YOU) to be watching up to 10 shows (episodes) in a week ? Or is it normally limited to around just 5, like you're keeping up with now ?

Maybe of those "55", you alternate different shows in and out from week to week, in addition to your 'regulars' ?

Haha, it depends on each own definition of normal. Everybody has their own choices what they do with their lives, for somebody maybe it is to watch TV every waking minute, others don't watch anything at all. I consider it a waste of time and unhealthy to spend countless hours on the couch. I personally get time for that by not doing other things like I could not be bothered to go to theatre or some music festivals. In summer in general I try to watch TV as less as possible, sometimes don't watch anything for a month - to save time for a bunch of weather dependant sports I do and compensate for the winter couch potato lifestyle big_smile So all I can say is calculate your own "normal", based on all factors in your own life smile And don't forget that sedentary lifestyle is killing you and reducing the amount of TV shows you will see in your life big_smile

Oh um sorry mate, I didn't say "NORMAL", nor was that my intended meaning. I said "usual", as in referring to your usual or Typical viewing habits.
While the philosophical perspective is certainly of value and not to be ignored, it's not something I'm presently concerned about or need guidance with.

As I mentioned before, I didn't watch television at all for over 15 years. Still don't own a TV or have 'cable'. I've been in the tree removal business for 18 years. The vast majority of that duration required 12 hours/day, 6 days a week, outdoor work in all weather conditions, climbing up to 100 ft with chainsaws and gear, and a general physically demanding lifestyle. We used to sell T-shirts that said, "Your Yard is Our Gym". smile
Now that I'm "old", I don't climb too much anymore, but stay in shape by playing with my grandkids and chasing my wife. smile

Anyhow, my question was fairly specific regarding how many of those 55, do you end up watching per week, in addition to your 5 regulars ? Your input and counsel did somewhat address your typical viewing habits but not definitively. It sounds like it varies from season to season for you, with purposeful limits in fair weather months. Is it presently "weather friendly" where you are ? Are we in archery-cricket-outside mode or couch-lounge mode ?
Don't worry, your answer will in no way, shape, or form influence my own watching habits. I'm comfortable with my limitations and consumption. I'm also glad to hear you value activity and balance. 

I'm just curious about members of this forum, cuz there seems to be a wealth of knowledge about an abundance of shows. Like you said, some of those Series have over 100 episodes and require commitment. I suspect one would have to stay vigilant over the years to keep up, and since I haven't been, I must now be very selective.
Btw, I propose absolutely NO condemnation or judgment toward any super avid TV watchers and their personal choices. I'm just being curious, that's all.
Peace.

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Sofie777 wrote:

You can look at the list under here what I am watching. But these are the ones I watch right now: Another Life, Legion, The 100, Blood & Treasure, Younger, Suits, Private Eyes, Pearson, Krypton, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Elementary, Agents of SHIELD, Killjoys, The Rook, Poldark, Pennyworth, Instinct, and Whose Line is it Anyway.

I watch episode for episode as chronologically to the airing time that I can manage (in Europe). I use the app SeriesGuide for that (has similarities to NE, but has other qualities). If I don't start a show within 4-5 episodes of the first season, I can forget about it. Some exceptions for Netflix and like. I don't like to binge, so if there is a show on Netflix, I mingle it with the others. For example : I have found out that I have to watch 3 shows each day (not more) until the fall season come. Then I watch Another Life as the third one each day. Some days life gets in the way, and I don't watch the third show at all, but it is ok. When AL is finished, I will watch 3 "ordinary" shows.

Thank-you for sharing that. That's exactly the kind of input I was hoping for..... smile

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kurschnextepisode wrote:
g371 wrote:

Right now just these:

Queen of the South
Elementary
The 100
Shameless
Fear the Walking Dead


plus 55 more which I have in Plex and I'm "watching" them further from time to time or drop them eventually.

So would it be considered "usual" to be watching up to 10 shows (episodes) in a week ? Or is it normally limited to around just 5, like you're keeping up with now ?

Maybe of those "55", you alternate different shows in and out from week to week, in addition to your 'regulars' ?


kurschnextepisode wrote:
Do you only watch one episode of each, per week (like Shameless I know you discovered not long ago) ?

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TeaAndApathy wrote:

Ha! A better question for me would be, "How many shows are you just collecting and hope to watch when you have time?"

I suspect that aptly describes almost all of us in some form, huh . Lol smile

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My Right now: (8-1-19)
Big Brother 21 (up tp date)
America's Got Talent (up to date)
Animal  Kingdom (up to date)
The 100 (up to date)
The Handmaid's Tale (up to date)
Suits (up to date)
Snowfall (up to date)
Yellowstone (up to date)
La Casa de Papel or Money Heist (Season 1 ep 5 so far)
Poldark (Season 1 ep 5 so far)
Another Life (ep05)
The Boys (ep05)
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Right Now (Updated 9/3/19)
BB21
AGT 14
Snowfall (S3ends)
Ballers
The Righteous Gemstones
Wu Assassin (ep6)
Carnival Row (ep3)
FTWD (started S1)
The Expanse (started S1)
Peaky Blinders (started S1)
The Deuce (9/8)
Top Boy (maybe-9/12)