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Old December 3 2009, 08:32 PM   #16
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

My DVD habits come and go in waves. There may be a period of time where I'm feeling nostalgic about a specific series so I'll watch that. Then I might get in the random mood to watch something else. There may be a DVD that sits on my shelf for months before I pick it up again. Others perhaps get viewed more frequently, but I have a pretty large collection so there's plenty of variety.
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Old December 3 2009, 08:52 PM   #17
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I have a tendency to get hooked on certain things (tv shows, books, etc.) and keep on with them until I wear them out.

This sometimes means watching DVDs of a tv show until I've watched them straight through (even if it's one I've watched several times before). [Ex. I re-watched all of my DS9 DVDs in the week or two right before beginning my undergraduate degree.]

This sometimes means reading through one book series until I've reached the end (such as catching up on old trek).

This sometimes means drinking only water or only powerade or only gatorade until I get sick of it.

That's probably why I never bothered to try alcohol or illegal drugs. I obviously have an addictive personality. Though, I do have a tendency to switch patterns eventually. It just takes a while, and it usually involves reaching a natural end-point (like the end of a show on DVD or the latest book in a series, etc.).
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Old December 4 2009, 02:47 AM   #18
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I tend to rewatch my TV DVDs far more often than my movie ones. With a film, you only get two hours or so to tell a story. Good TV allows you years to work through an arc.

I watch Dr Who, Firefly, Red Dwarf, Buffy, Angel, and Star Trek DVDs often. I tend to watch the Whedon ones more often than the Treks (sacreligiously, on this site, maybe) because they seem to be more arc-based, with things you didn't notice the last time around.
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Old December 4 2009, 02:49 AM   #19
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Yeah. I only ever buy stuff on DVD that I expect to watch multiple times.
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Old December 4 2009, 05:31 PM   #20
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Old December 4 2009, 10:44 PM   #21
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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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I'll sometimes watch re-runs of firefly or Mad Men but not very often.
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Old December 5 2009, 12:56 AM   #22
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

Yes. If there's something I like for some reason, it tends to get a lot of playtime. This tends to be films I like for visual reasons (Metropolis I have seen an unreasonable amount of times at this point).
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Old December 5 2009, 04:26 AM   #23
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I very rarely rewatch movies or TV shows, but for whatever reason, I do re-listen to the same music over and over and frakken over.

I've seen my Dexter DVDs once, maybe twice. I've listened to the soundtrack ten billion times.
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Old December 5 2009, 04:39 AM   #24
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I don't anymore, but as a kid I would watch the same Star Wars and Indiana Jones and Doctor Who shows over and over. When I worked in a video store for four years I would put in the Star Wars and Harry Potter movies over and over again.
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Old December 5 2009, 05:24 AM   #25
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Re: Do you watch the same stuff over and over?

I haven't been doing as much rewatching lately, mostly because I've been plowing through a lot of TV shows I either never saw or haven't seen in ages (currently working through My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency all at the same time ).

Some titles I frequently find myself watching again and again:

Love Actually
All the President's Men
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(the 1971 version)
(the Michael Bay version)
Eddie Izzard: Glorious
The Family Stone
(it's like a train wreck... I'm horrified, yet I can't turn away)
Firefly and Serenity
Music and Lyrics

And on the rare event that there's a snow day and I can't make it in to work, I curl up on the couch with a big mug full of hot chocolate and watch the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings films.
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