The official is it worth rewatching thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ufo4sale, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006


    In my case, and also many others, it's not so much a question of whether or not to rewatch shows but rather when to find the time to watch them. I'm so backlogged on shows that I haven't watched the first time around that it's highly unlikely that I'll ever have the opportunity to watch anything twice. Of all the shows I would like to watch again, Smallville definitely isn't one of them.
  2. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I've watched "The IT Crowd" probably 5-6 times. That one is easy since it is probably only 25 episodes or so.
  3. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Northern NJ
    Someone just recommended Better Off Ted and am now almost thru with season 1. Enjoying it very much. I hadn't even heard of the show but it's very good. Sorry to see it lasted only 2 seasons but, like Arrested Development, it doesn't have that formulaic mass appeal (unlike the new Kevin James show for example). And no laugh track so apparently people didn't know it was a comedy! :rolleyes::D
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    Wylie, Texas
    Which is why I dont have the time (or inclination) to watch anything twice.

    Exactly. My 1TB DVR (with only TV shows, our other DVR holds movies) is currently 92% full with stuff I haven't seen yet.

    substitute anything for Smallville, and I agree.

    Loved The Shield, but now that I know what will happen, it wouldn't be quite as good as the first time. I have 60 episodes of The Wire on our "movie" DVR that I haven't gotten around to watching yet - but I've heard it's good.
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003


    Unbelievable. It's that good.

    I missed The Wire the first time around, but HBO finally reran it, for the first time, about two years ago. Recorded all 60 of them (I'm thinking you did the same?). Watched them over about 3-4 weeks. It instantly became one of the best 3-5 shows I've ever seen.
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  6. redrouteone

    redrouteone This Space for Lease TCF Club

    Jun 16, 2001
    Austin, Texas
    Oh good suggestion, I haven't watched that in a few years.
  7. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Firefly. Have reached that one a few times .

    Arrested Development. Definitely worth a rewatch.

    Lost is a little long, but I've rewatched it a few times already.


    Pushing Daisies.
  8. Frylock

    Frylock Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Just West...
    The Wire is also on Amazon Prime, for those who missed it. Or for those who just want to watch it again (as you should, as it's that good!)
  9. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Yep, and they've been remastered in HD and look fantastic!!!
  10. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    Seems like there are 2 categories of shows

    Comedy and Drama

    Comedy I have rewatched a lot of shows a LOT of times, probably seen Seinfeld, Simpsons, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang, and others like a dozen+ times each or for Seinfeld, Simpsons, Friends, like 100x each :)

    But Drama the ONLY show I can think of is The Wire, and that's because my wife hadn't watched it so I watched it again with her, and I will say I liked it MORE the 2nd time! Probably going to rewatch again at some point as she wants to watch it again.

    But even awesome shows like Breaking Bad, X-Files, and so on, never will actually go back and watch again
    Maybe will do Game of Thrones once it's all over because it's so hard to follow, be nice to watch again now that I know a lot of the characters more
  11. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    I've seen every HIMYM, but only once... except for some really good episodes here and there. I've been considering a re-watch, so I was looking at this list of suggested "core" episodes over the holiday as a potential starting point. It's essentially 5 seasons worth of content. There may be other versions of this type of thing (is this called "the canon"?) for HIMYM - if anyone knows a good one please share it.


    EDIT: I guess the new forum software shows previews of reddit posts instead of just the hyperlink.

  12. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Somerset NJ...
    If the show was that awful then why was it on the air for a decade.:rolleyes:o_O
  13. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    What do you guys put on in the background when doing random things? How we watch all these comedies 100x times, works great :)

    Couldn't imagine sitting down and watching any of them straight through like you did the first time, they are such great background shows where you catch a few min of it here and there and it's great :D
  14. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL

    A sitcom laugh track in the background would make me want to kill.
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I do this, or sometimes when there's nothing on, or I'm too lazy to channel scan I'll thrown on an old sitcom. Seinfeld, Friends, MASH are ones I can watch over and over. Some sitcoms just don't work for a second viewing.
  16. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I've rewatched all 7 seasons of Malcolm in the Middle twice now. It holds up. Most recently, it held up and was better than most everything on broadcast TV that I had been watching. I was tempted to start rewatching it immediately after having just finished it for how little new episodes of current shows were interesting me. I've rewatched Breaking Bad once. That held up. I've rewatched Firefly several times. That's too short, though -- you can rewatch it in a single weekend. I've rewatched Carnivale -- it held up. I've rewatched Freaks and Geeks -- entertaining, still. I've rewatched Jericho -- still miss it. I've rewatched Veronica Mars twice -- still so good. I've rewatched Odyssey 5 and would do it again. And I've rewatched Joan of Arcadia -- entertaining, though sometimes I want to slap Joan for being so dense. I've started rewatching some old favorites from my childhood, but am doing so very casually (aka slowly) -- Mister Ed, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Green Acres, UFO (I'm struggling with this one -- so excessively sexist).
  17. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    Most recently I re-watched "Sopranos" in its entirety. I've also re-watched "Deadwood" a few times as well as "The Wire". I think next I'll re-watch "Boardwalk Empire". :)
  18. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Scrubs held up well.
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    It did. When this was shown in syndication, I watched often.
  20. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I loved Scrubs for the most part, have the DVD sets for the first several seasons, and have been sampling it again lately on Netflix. That said, it got kind of uneven starting in season four, when reality and fantasy stopped being different things, and progressed to being tough to watch later on when JD stopped being an awkward young doctor and instead became the butt of every joke and the object of everyone's pity. I would say the show "holds up" in terms of not seeming dated, but its later problems are still its problems.

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