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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. sushikitten

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

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    Time to update, as it's been about 10 months since I first posted.

    Eureka. Check.
    Ellen. Check.
    Doctor Who. Check.
    Mythbusters. Check. (Owen loves this show and asks to watch it!)
    American Pickers...about three down.

    So, I still have Psych and Pawn Stars.

    I never went back to find these.

    Still have Graham Norton. I love it but just can't find the time since I don't want to watch it when kids are up. I think I've watched two eps that had guests I really wanted to see.

    He still watched lots of old football. :|

    We managed to get through all current eps of Suits and Burn Notice before he left.

    I've watched Orange is the New Black and Lilyhammer with House of Cards up next.

    I still have:
    The Graham Norton ... (30)
    American Pickers (35)
    Symon's Suppers (7)
    Elementary (11)
    Futurama (16)
    Pawn Stars (25)

    The bedroom TiVo DIED AGAIN so I lost these and only sought out Top Chef (finished) and Happy Endings (yet to watch):

    The Joe Schmo Show (4)
    Cook's Country Fro ... (3)
    The Next Iron Chef ... (5)

    I haven't looked at the third TiVo in a few weeks (since hubby left) so I have no idea what's waiting up there.
     
  2. laria

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    We just watched the last 2 episodes of Defiance and earlier this week I deleted the full season of Hannibal and The Following.

    It's official, we are all caught up! :D
     
  3. markymark_ctown

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    That about sums it up for me too. Loved Sports Night and thought S1 of Headroom was painful despite some good plot lines. You're right about the dialogue though...rapid fire
     
  4. gweempose

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    I enjoy Sorkin's shows, but I do find watching them rather exhausting. It's not the kind of TV where you can just sit back a chill out. The dialogue is often so fast and clever that it requires a tremendous amount of concentration.
     
  5. newsposter

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    isnt that cheating?
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    For The Newsroom, I'm finding the only way I can keep up is if I have the subtitles up. Otherwise I miss half of what they are saying.
     
  7. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Not really... I decided I didn't care about watching them. Why would I watch them if I didn't want to? :)
     
  8. newsposter

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    cause you took the time to record them:) plus sometimes you need trash on while you are paying bills etc. i have crossing lines for that
     
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I set up season passes for just about everything that is new on broadcast networks every fall/midseason. A lot of them I delete unwatched. I wait for it to shake out and see what gets cancelled and what stays around before I start watching. Sometimes stuff sticks around and gets renewed that I decide I just don't have time for, like these.
     
  10. newsposter

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    how big is your drive?
     
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    One is 1 TB and one is 500 GB.
     
  12. gweempose

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    That doesn't seem like enough space to record every episode of every new show, plus all your existing shows. Do you offload them to external storage?
     
  13. laria

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    Not really. I did have to last year because the TiVo that has the 1 TB drive now had a 500 GB like the other one, and it started going bad and finally died. By the time we replaced it, the schedule was thrown all off and we had a large backlog. That was unusual, though... I have been doing my "record anything that sounds remotely interesting" strategy for years.

    I said "just about everything that is new on broadcast networks", not "every new show". I don't record cable networks outside of the summer season (with an exception or two... I record White Collar on USA for example, although I guess that's the only one I can think of at the moment), only ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX/CW. I don't pick up reality or competition shows, either.

    I record CBS and FOX on the 500 GB drive because CBS makes up the majority of "shows I already watch" viewing. It holds about 75 hours of HD. It doesn't fill up that quickly because it's mostly shows I already watch and will watch steadily.

    I record ABC, NBC, and CW on the 1 TB drive. It holds over 150 hours of HD. Even if I watched zero tv that I recorded, it would take a while to fill it up. As it is though, I do watch SOME of the tv throughout the week... it's only the new shows that I usually let build up unless it sounds really interesting. Plus there are always the shows that get cancelled early. I just delete them all unwatched if they get cancelled.
     
  14. newsposter

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    do you stop watching canceled shows even if there is no real story. like a sit com etc? i could definitely see not watching something like following if you knew it ended in 3 eps
     
  15. laria

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    Yes. Once they are cancelled, they are gone.

    Edit: I should say, if they are cancelled and not showing anymore. Sometimes I will finish out the season if the network is going to finish out the season (i.e. Last Resort last year... I watched to the end).
     
  16. mattack

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    I think that's a *good* thing.. Though I've also argued I wouldn't want EVERY show to be like that. Sorkin, Mamet, & David E. Kelley do various amounts of "requiring a lot of concentration" shows.
     
  17. sushikitten

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    I'm done with Camp. It's meh and I don't really care about how anything resolves...as opposed to Under the Dome which is so awful I just have to see how it plays out. :)
     
  18. newsposter

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    the entire thing flies up into the sky of course. :) this is such a slow show it's not funny.
     
  19. Steveknj

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    I kinda like Camp. It's fine as a summer replacement show. It's kinda Parenthood meets Royal Pains. Light fair. If I had a ton of shows to catch up on, I'd probably not bother with it.

    I HAVE rediscovered Netflix, now that my new BD player has resolved the sound issues I was having with my old one and my Roku (can't get DD+ to work on the Roku XS and the old BD player, resolved with the new one) So I've been watching a few episodes of Weeds. Starting S2 of United States of Tara (I saw S1 when I had a couple of months of free Showtime). I might take a look at The West Wing as well and see if I can watch a season or two before the fall season starts.
     
  20. sushikitten

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

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    I'm also trying to plan ahead for the fall season when all my favorites come back...
     

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