Way behind in my TV viewing

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  1. Dec 10, 2011 #61 of 129
    astrohip

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    Yes. This.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 #62 of 129
    Steveknj

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    I thought I have been catching up, but my % is seems stuck at 45%, so I think I am treading water at this point. I had a Nikita marathon this weekend. Cleared off 5 episodes. And then started cleaning off Pan Am, where I got 3 more to go (although this is on the border of getting deleted...the eye candy at this point is the only reason I'm keeping this).

    Once the new stuff thins out after this week, I will be trying to really catch up.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 #63 of 129
    ronsch

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    I'm actually only about a month behind this season instead of three or four. I attribute this to being far choosier about what to watch this year.

    Chuck was one of the shows I regularly kept up with every week regardless of how far behind I was overall but I was almost ready to kill the SP after the first episode this year. The last five minutes of the show saved it.

    I recommend giving A Gifted Man a chance. One of my favorite new shows this year along with Person of Interest.

    I generally use Tivoweb+ to keep track of free space on my Series 1 TiVos and suggestions on my Series 2 machines. I have them turned off right now on my primary TiVo due to a wonky hard drive that I am trying to preserve until I can run Spinrite on it.

    I believe that suggestions have a default Keep for two days retention but Garbage Collection runs once every 24 hours and will clear out the RD folder unless you have tons of space left. At least that's the way it appears to work on Series 2. I have a Series 1 SA with plenty of space that has over 100 shows that are deleted but recoverable. Again, Tivoweb+ shows me those and would allow me to recover them if I wanted to.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #64 of 129
    daveak

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    Chuck. We are rarely more than an hour behind on this show. Must see TV. :):cool:
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 #65 of 129
    ronsch

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    I'm afraid that after the first half of the second show of the season I could no longer tolerate Morgan. SP deleted.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2011 #66 of 129
    Wil

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    I don't remember whether it was. But I don't remember responding what you say I said either. Age, I guess; or your attribution process.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2011 #67 of 129
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    I am anal retentive. In the last 1980s I was using 2 vcrs to record things so I did not have to watch them live and I write down what was on each tape.

    I do not do suggestives ever.

    I record a ton of series etc. and I watch the items from oldest to newest tv series. Movies are hard to catch up on but the tv series and I finish them all. I deleted a few that started this year and were canceled.

    Sometimes it takes many months for me to catch up.
    I have my tivos networked and back up the 2 directivos series and move the shows to my other tivos which I have 5 of them for archiving. Total available space is about 2,300 hrs.

    I set my shows to never on being deleted as I do not want anything recorded to bump off something I have not watched. Only once did 1 of my dvrs say it could not record a showing of something I was looking at.

    I also keep track of how many tv series hrs which one has and watch them back and forth to keep the series watching going and even.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 #68 of 129
    sharkster

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    For me, being too far behind in my tv watching is akin to clutter. So, sometimes, I will go through and pick off a lot of the 30 minute shows. Then the list looks a lot shorter a lot quicker and, from a psychological standpoint, I feel like I'm getting somewhere with it. :D Yeah, I'm a nut, but that works for me.

    I usually do like to go with the older stuff first, generally speaking, however. I also find that I have to be in certain moods to watch certain stuff. Plus, certain shows (Like Dexter, Boss, Walking Dead, etc) need to be watched at night time when there are no possible interruptions. I always have a million rules for everything.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 #69 of 129
    laria

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    Ok, I don't feel so weird. :) I do the same thing with picking off 30 min shows sometimes, and I also have a lot of rules about when I like to watch shows or need to be in a certain mood for.

    I have certain shows that I like to watch at night and certain shows that I like to watch during the day, and I just feel weird if I watch them at another time. Then I have other shows that I just watch whenever and it's fine. I don't know what makes a show ok to watch at night but not earlier and vice versa... I guess maybe habit of when I usually watch it which turned into something else. :)
     
  10. Dec 18, 2011 #70 of 129
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    I got ten episodes of Terra Nova and ten of person of interest. Have these been picked up for full seasons? Otherwise I am thinking of dumping them.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2011 #71 of 129
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    Yes to POI. TN was only ever going to be a 13-episode first season; no decision announced in whether it gets a second.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2011 #72 of 129
    DevdogAZ

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    I'll be shocked if TN is renewed for a second season. It's ridiculously expensive and it hasn't gotten nearly the ratings that FOX was hoping for.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2011 #73 of 129
    astrohip

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    According to the experts :rolleyes:, POI is a lock for a 2nd season. TN is very iffy, and the odds are against a renewal.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2011 #74 of 129
    cheesesteak

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    I need to get a life. I'm practically caught up with everything and the next month with absolutely nothing on is going to be brutal. I may have to break out the dvds.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2011 #75 of 129
    Steveknj

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    Starting to clean things out now. Over the last week or so I have finished up:

    Pan Am (5 episodes...like this show more and more as I go on....and lots of eye candy)
    Boardwalk Empire finale
    The League (4 episodes)
    Suburgatory (3 episodes)
    Modern Family (2 episodes)
    Hell on Wheels (watched first 2 episodes....rest to watch)
    Raising Hope (2 episodes)
    Desperate Housewives (1 episode)

    Plus TAR and Survivor Finales, relatively close to or on Air Date.

    Still at about 50% full, but got about 3 light weeks of TV now to catch up.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2011 #76 of 129
    laria

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    I finally started on Suburgatory since they finally aired repeats of the pilot and episode 2 the past two weeks during some other show's slot. I started recording at episode 3, figuring I could watch the first two online but the show was not available online at all at that time, and by the time that it was and I found that out, I had already missed the viewing window for those episodes. Hopefully now I can bust through a lot of those since they are 30 min shows!

    I am still near capacity on both TiVos, though... I need to do something soon about one of them. I think Terra Nova may get the heave ho, because of the discussion here about it being on the bubble and also because I had that whole accidental deletion incident which left me with a missing episode from early October, so I'd need to find that one somewhere.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2011 #77 of 129
    Wil

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    Could you please fix the attribution in your post #54 of this thread. Don't know why it bothers me, but it does. Thanks.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2011 #78 of 129
    Maui

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    I am trying to clean up.

    I cancelled Hell on Wheels and Terra Nova as I was falling behind and the desire to catch up wasn't that strong.

    The only thing left with multiple unwatched episodes is Grimm. What is the verdict on that. I saw the first two episodes and they have been building up ever since.

    Also Bag of Bones. I never saw a thread on that. Did anyone see it? Was it worth watching?
     
  19. Dec 19, 2011 #79 of 129
    Steveknj

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    What do you think of Suburgatory? It's one of my new favorites. It's got a different vibe, and I like the relationships between the characters.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2011 #80 of 129
    laria

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    Sorry, I re-read the quote and my post like a dozen times trying to figure out what you were trying to get me to fix since I know that my post was responding to the quoted text, but then I noticed that the text came from astrohip's post. I don't know how the quote got messed up... I suspect that I originally did a multiquote with that one and a post of yours and ended up deleting yours but removing the wrong opening quote tag.
     

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