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I am so behind on so many shows!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by photoshopgrl, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    Well, so much for making progress. I had gotten the HD folder down to about ~60 shows over the winter break. Here we are just a few weeks later and I'm back up to over 90. That's just the main Tivo, nevermind the other two.

    How much TV do you guys watch per night? I'll watch 2, MAYBE 3 hours of recordings per night. Therein lies the problem...I'm recording anywhere from 4-8 hours a night. It probably doesn't help that I keep adding shows to record. I've added The Joe Schmo Show, The Following, Continuum, and Ripper Street all in the past few weeks.
  2. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I remember when I first got a DVR. I recorded and tried to watch every single show I had a slight interest. After a while, I came to realize that I just don't need to watch all this stuff. I give the axe to shows all the time now.
  3. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    I probably watch about the same, maybe less depending on what else I'm doing. But the bulk of what I record these days is filler, and I don't care if it goes *poof*. I only consider myself behind when shows I care about start to pile up, and right now, there isn't very much. My favorites are on "vacation" right now. :(
  4. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Same here... I watch 1-3 hours per night, and am recording much more than that.
  5. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    Here's what I have to watch on our main tivo. It does not include stuff my husband has to watch (that I don't).

    The Graham Norton ... (33)
    The New Normal (5)
    Go On (3)
    American Pickers (38)
    Rachael vs. Guy Ce ... (9)
    Symon's Suppers (7)
    Modern Family (2)
    The Science of Doctor ...
    Elementary (11)
    Doctor Who in the U.S ...
    MythBusters (31)
    Challenge (16)
    Futurama (16)
    Pawn Stars (25)
    Eureka (12)
    Doctor Who (4)
    Chopped Champions (3)

    The bedroom tivo has:

    The Joe Schmo Show (4)
    Top Chef: Seattle (4)
    Happy Endings (6)
    Cook's Country Fro ... (3)
    The Next Iron Chef ... (5)

    And our third tivo just died, so I lost about 5 eps of Ellen.
  6. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    The good thing for you is that you can delete some of them like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and Mythbusters if you had to and could just catch them in reruns since they seem to be on all the time.
  7. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    I am in the same boat - I record more than I watch at night. Like laria, I probably watch 1-3 hours per night. I do most of my catching up on the weekends, especially on Sundays. Now that football is over, I will have more time for catching up on shows!
  8. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    Except then I'd have to keep track of what I've seen or not. We're not hurting for room so thankfully I don't have to delete anything.
  9. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Yeah, I purposely record MORE than I can watch so I have new episodes to watch all year around. Though, with summer having more new shows in the last decade or so (i.e. mostly reality shows), the dead of summer isn't quite so dead as it used to be TV-wise. I still at least PARTIALLY catch up.

    I've even tried paring down shows, but am still recording too much. While I think it's a bummer that they're cancelled, at least one sitcom (Apt 23) and one drama (Last Resort) got cancelled, so once I finish those off (err, Last Resort, I caught up with Apt 23 unless they burn off the unaired eps), there will be less new stuff I "have" to record.

    We need much bigger hard drives and a way to put them natively in a TiVo.. i.e. Tivos need the capability for > 2 TB drives. Bring on the DNA storage (slashdot story).
  10. bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    the walking Dead is still the best show on television. Start there. SoA was pretty good this season, but not up to previous standards.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    I can't beleive how behind I am on shows. I got like 5-9 episodes of almost everything, even my favorites. I know summer wont help cuz honestly I think I have more season passes for summer ( cable) shows than I have for fall shows. Plus with Baseball, then football starting.
  12. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I am down to only the last 3 or 4 episode of How I Met Your Mother. I was falling way behind, especially in the sitcoms I was recording so I deleted them and cancelled the season passes.
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I started falling behind again after last week, between baseball and hockey. This week is pretty light on shows I usually watch, so I should be able to catch up some. But, once hockey playoffs start, I'll be way behind again.
  14. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I am still woefully behind on a lot of shows... some (Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Vegas, Beauty and the Beast) I still have not started at all yet! A couple more I have only watched the first 1-3 episodes, still a couple more are at about midseason, then the rest I'm somewhere between 3-0 episodes behind.
  15. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    I was scrambling a bit, but my Friday show was on a 3 week break, and my Monday show got preempted. I'm either caught up, or close to it.
  16. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    gf had off cause surgery

    caught up with southland, most of merlin, and brought everything up 'to date'

    now we have a ps3 competing for our time so no doubt will fall behind. she's also ditched off some shows to me alone so now thats my sworn obligation to watch an entire season of pretty liars, psych, spartacus...ill have to take a month off
  17. StacieH

    StacieH betativowho??

    Jan 2, 2009
    Between San...
    For me, it's not a matter of being behind. I've simply lost interest in most shows. Lately my attention span has been getting shorter and shorter. I've canceled several season passes.

    I've been watching a couple of shows on Netflix and have started watching Season 1 of "Veronica Mars." But beyond that, nothing is keeping my interest anymore. It's very strange.

    I'm having surgery in a couple of weeks and plan to watch the final season of "Damages" while I recover. I'm actually looking forward to that...
  18. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    We watch a lot of TV, but we do a pretty good job of getting caught up every Sunday, until the Sunday night shows. There are only two of us, and there are no kids to have activities to keep us busy.

    I just watched that entire series for the first time in the last month (well, since the KS project started). Really enjoyed it! Just watched the last 10 episodes last Saturday while my wife was on a shopping trip!

    Now I am looking for something else to watch.
  19. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    I was collecting episodes of Arrow on my TiVo, but the first three got deleted. Is there any place to get them legally? Netflix doesn't have them, and Hulu only has a couple of the latest ones. The CW website doesn't go back that far either.
  20. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Amazon instant has it available for purchase ($1.99 SD/$2.99 HD per episode)... iTunes too maybe (didn't check there).

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