Over.100 channels.and almost no scifi

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by SiddFinch1, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    True. But one complaining about having so many channels but not sci fi programming who feels strongly enough should upgrade their package.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Every day I search my cable listings in vain . . . :)

    Seriously, there's so much on TV these days that just keeping up with it can be challenge. At the moment, I'm two episodes behind on both TEEN WOLF and CONTINUUM and I typically have at least two or three old genre movies sitting on my DVR waiting to be viewed.

    For example, I still haven't gotten around to watching THE SEVEN FACES OF DR. LAO, which I taped a few weeks ago, because I've been too busy binge-watching BIG BANG THEORY reruns on TBS . . .
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

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    One of the things I'm finding a problem with Netflix is that there is just too much I want to watch and more being added. So I usually end up watching rubbish because I don't want to get in to something I don't have time to finish.
     
  4. Opus

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    I've been watching reruns of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman on some retroTV network. It's been great, but I have surely felt my age as most of the commercials have to do with Liberty Mutual life insurance, prostate care and reusable catheters.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Hah! I know the feeling!
     
  6. jayceee

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    This sort of thing happens too when one owns a large dvd/bluray collection (independent of having a cable/satellite/streaming service).

    Over the last several years I accumulated a large collection of tv show dvd season sets. (Mostly stuff found in bargain bins under $15). Even without watching a lot of current first run tv shows, I've been slowly making my way through these dvd season sets. By my own estimates, I believe I have only watched through around 25% or 30% of my dvd collection. (It usually takes me around a week or so to finish a season of 20+ episodes on dvd, if I watch 3 or 4 episodes every evening).
     
  7. Bob The Skutter

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    Yep, I have a big DVD collection, which I'm starting to get rid of, but I think "I'll start watching (Buffy/X-Files/DS9) and then I start and before I get through much of it I think "I want to watch (Farscape/Battlestar Galactica/Being Human) and it seems like I never get through anything any more because it's just too tempting to start something else.
     
  8. jayceee

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    I know the feeling.

    I use to buy a lot of $5 blurays and $2/$3 dvd movies, and $10-$15 tv season sets. A lot of this ended up being stuff that "I think I'll watch someday on a rainy day". :rolleyes:

    With so many unwatched dvds/blurays on my bookshelves, I eventually got burned out on "collecting" it. I decided to stop regularly buying new movies and tv show season sets, back at the beginning of this year. It didn't make much sense anymore buying dvds/blurays that I only watch once, or didn't watch at all (ie. I'll watch it on a rainy day someday, sorta deal).
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

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    I stopped regularly buying DVDs when I got Netflix, but yeah, I have so many that I think "I'll watch again some day" and then never actually want to watch when I go to look at the DVD shelves.
     
  10. jayceee

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    The other thing I've been noticing as I got older, is how a lot of stuff I use to really like watching when I was younger, looks kinda "cheesy" and quaint through the eyes of a middle aged adult.

    Yesterday I decided to clear out some old stuff from my dvr. So I ended up watching through a bunch of movies, which I taped over the last two months or so. There were several Resident Evil movies, Demolition Man, some James Bond movies I haven't seen in in ages, etc ...

    When I was younger, I really liked Demolition Man. But watching it now, I found the movie to be kinda silly and mindless.

    Watching through the Resident Evil movies, they seemed like mindless action movies with a minimal plot. This was definitely the sort of thing I could have got into when I was younger. Today, not so much.
     
  11. SiddFinch1

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    Actually just recently got that so lots of tng. I find that with 2 kids I don't get to watch much so prefer known quantities..plus there is a lot I haven't watched in years

    .although glad the kids are getting older so what they watch is getting better..Phineas and ferb is actually enjoyable
     
  12. Trek4Ever

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    Also the Science Channel regularly airs both Firefly and Fringe and they do air other sic Fi shows. Terra Nova was recently shown.