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Old December 3 2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I have a fair amount of DVDs and Blu-Rays, but I always end up watching the same ones over and over again. There's like 3 or 4 discs I have that do this to me. I think it's because of what they are all about (baseball ), and lots of times I get really down in the dumps and I feel they are an excellent pick-me-up. Anyway here they are. You will not be surprised at this:

MLB Bloopers: The Funny Side Of Baseball
(I swear this is my absolute favorite DVD that I have ever owned. I watch it almost every night!)

Yankee Stadium: Baseball's Cathedral

Shea Goodbye: 45 Years Of Amazin'

And the first half hour of the September 21,2001 game between the Braves and the Mets at Shea Stadium. (It's on the 'Essential Games Of Shea Stadium' collection.) It's the first baseball game played in NYC after 9/11. The opening ceremonies are just so moving to watch. After that, I jump straight to the bottom of the 8th inning so I can watch Mike Piazza's home run.

So are there any discs that you all have, where you do this? Watch the same ones over and over no matter how much other stuff you have in your collection? If so, what is it about this stuff that makes you do that? (As I said, I love baseball, and it is a great morale booster for me. That's why I do these things...)

I know one thing: come December 15, I will add another entry to this list. Specifically: the 2009 World Series.
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Old December 3 2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Yeah, some Buffy discs, some SG1 discs, and a self-burned disc of the gone-and-lamented sitcom "The Class" (I love Heather Goldenhersh) are my most frequent go-to material -- especially when I'm puttering around the apartment and just want some background noise on.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Season 2 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are probably my most-watched discs. Otherwise there's not much I really come back to time and time again...I've watched my Arrested Development DVDs through a few times from start to finish but that's about it.
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Old December 3 2009, 07:46 AM   #4
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Movies.
The Shadow (as mentioned in another thread elsewhere)
Still Crazy
O Brother Where Art Thou
The Bourne films
The Transporter films
Good Night And Good Luck
Alien
PotC 1 (not so much 2 & 3)
Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow
St Trinian's
The Mummy /Returns

TV shows:
Black Books
IT Crowd
Blackadder
Burn Notice (maybe)
ST Voyager (no comments plz)
Frasier
Dr Who
Red Dwarf
One Foot In The Grave
The West Wing

The thing about the TV shows is I go to them far less often as there is so much new product coming along that there isn't enough time to watch old stuff.
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Old December 3 2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I rewatch Buffy, Angel, and Doctor Who a lot.
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Old December 3 2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Not really. I tend to move on from TV show to TV show and movies don't get over watched much.

The closest would be the Simspons for TV shows. As for movies, probably Dumb and Dumber finds its way into the player now and again. But I can't think of any DVDs that I'd immediately go to no matter what.
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Old December 3 2009, 05:17 PM   #7
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I tend to pop in Eddie Izzard's Dressed To Kill a lot. I also revisit specific SG-1 and B5 episodes, but with a DVR I can barely keep up with new stuff.
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Old December 3 2009, 05:49 PM   #8
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I'm on my third run-through of Star Trek: The Next Generation on DVD. Most of the episodes I had already seen on videotape several times before I got the DVDs. I seem to never get tired of this show. I'm watching two or three episodes a week so it will take me quite a while to get through it all again. I'm watching other new stuff as well. In fact I watch quite a bit more new stuff than I watch old stuff in general. Most series, even the ones I own on DVD, I only end up watching once. I buy DVDs mainly for convenience rather than rewatchability.

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Ah, forgot about the Simpsons. I haven't done a run-through recently, but I've probably seen every episode from the 2nd to 9th season at least 4 times each.
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Old December 3 2009, 05:51 PM   #9
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Yeah, I go through phases when re-watching stuff I've seen is more appealing than seeking out anything new.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:08 PM   #10
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Not if I can help it. Occasionally I will revisit something I have enjoyed in the past, but I'd rather watch something I haven't seen before. If I'm going to re-watch something, I'd prefer it to be something I haven't seen in a decade or more.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:14 PM   #11
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Yeah.. I don't rewatch movies liek I used to. I watch my TV DVD's.

I rewatch Supernatural, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Firefly, sawson's Creek, Party of Five, The OC, Friday Night Lights and One Tree Hill.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:32 PM   #12
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Mostly Sci-Fi and/or fantasy stuff for me. I'll watch re-runs of all Trek series, Stargate... all of those I watched religiously on original air. But just that. Series that I do watch now that are not Sci-Fi like House, for example, I don't re-watch.

The same goes for movies. The Trek movies, the Star Wars movies, the LOTRs... Maybe a few rare comedies as well but that's it.
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Old December 3 2009, 06:49 PM   #13
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I watch Star Trek: First Contact, The Prestige, and The Lord of the Rings a lot.

As for TV, Lost gets watched way more than it should.
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Old December 3 2009, 07:22 PM   #14
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Not really. There's far too many great shows to watch and not nearly enough time to watch them all to spend time re-watching shows you've already seen.

I will rewatch stuff occasionally, but generally I prefer to watch something new.
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Old December 3 2009, 08:09 PM   #15
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

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Not really. There's far too many great shows to watch and not nearly enough time to watch them all to spend time re-watching shows you've already seen.

I will rewatch stuff occasionally, but generally I prefer to watch something new.

I'm single and work at home so I don't lose any hours to travel time or argue over who gets to watch what and other distractions. LOL :>)) Also, I take great advantage of rewatchigng stuff over the winter break and during the summer. During the regular TV season I have generally a minimum of 5 hours of tv recorded a night, and often a lot more, spread across two DVR's. The only nights of tv I have less than 5 are saturday and sunday. So suring the regular TV season not a lot of rewatching going on but there is a bit on occassion. But during the winter break and summer I watch old DVD's all the time and try and pick up new shows on DVD to watch.
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