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Old 27-12-2012, 13:07
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So how long does it take you to get through a boxset?

I much prefer watching shows on dvd rather than watching at tv pace and having to wait each week as i think it's better watching a season all in one go.

Usually it will take me about a week to watch a whole boxset. I just watched The Vampire Diaries season 1 which consisted of 22 episodes in 5 days. But i'm just curious to see how long it takes everyone else? And if anyone has watched a whole boxset in even less time.
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Old 27-12-2012, 13:30
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I could not agree more as I also go through any box set with me deciding when the breaks are plus I am rubbish at waiting for the new show in a weeks time. The only thing that causes any problem is the time available but there is a feeling of being in controll when I decide when I will watch the next show. I have just got the full boxset of "Only Fools And Horses" and when I can I will be launching into it no doubt I willl end up with square bloodshot eyes but so what? As for how long it all depends on the size of the box set. "The Comic Strip" box set took me four days and "Monty Python" box set took a week.
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Old 27-12-2012, 13:37
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It varies. Normally 5 days.
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Old 27-12-2012, 17:53
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If I'm on holiday I can watch 22 episodes of something in 3 days, if I'm working it can take months as I record alot of stuff which I watch on a weekly basis
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Old 27-12-2012, 19:15
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Starting the Friday night, i've watched a whole 25 episode season, finishing late Sunday evening. So roughly within two days. But others shows (ones that don't interest me greatly) take a few weeks.
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Old 27-12-2012, 20:14
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Starting the Friday night, i've watched a whole 25 episode season, finishing late Sunday evening.
What was that show? Not many series have a season with 25 episodes.
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Old 27-12-2012, 20:55
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Well if I'm not working I can watch it really quickly. I watched Life on Mars Series 1 in a day!

I watched the whole of Dexter - Series 1-7 in about 10 days! I was just addicted to it! I had to wait to watch the final episode of series 7 as it hadn't aired yet! Only by half a day but it still.

When working I usually watch on average 1 a day, sometimes none, but sometimes more than once on a weekend.
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Old 27-12-2012, 21:45
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can easily watch a 24 episode series in one sitting
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Old 29-12-2012, 03:39
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Depends. I've finished a series of Dexter, Breaking Bad, Sopranos in a couple of sittings, so essentially over a weekend. Some things, like The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, all great shows but didn't capture me quite as much, so take longer. Depends what else I have to watch too!
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:04
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Once I start that's it. Watched Homeland in a day and just watched Ken Burn's Civil War in two.
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:10
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I like to try and watch a box set in a day if possible.

You really get the essence of a show when you watch it in one go, rather than daily or even weekly.
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:10
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...Ken Burn's Civil War in two.
That was brilliant, wasn't it? I love the song that is played throughout the series, Ashoken Farewell.
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:26
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It depends.

I try and ration myself- for example, I got Community Season 2 for Christmas but am limiting myself to 2 eps per day, even though I could race through the whole thing in one day!
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:28
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can easily watch a 24 episode series in one sitting
sitcoms of 20 minute episodes I assume? 43 minute long episodes I can hardly believe that you can watch those in 1 sitting. That would be 18 hours of watching TV (including disc swapping and breaks)

I usually watch 2 episodes a day. Only for BSG and Fringe I have watched 3 to 5 a day. Usually season finales and then straight after that the first couple of episodes of the new season, because those are the best episodes most of the time and can hold my interest longer.
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Old 29-12-2012, 15:16
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sitcoms of 20 minute episodes I assume?
Indeed, stuff like The Big Bang Theory can be as little as 18mins per ep. [ less taking away those annoying between scenes squirly bits ] so 24 of them in a day is no hardship.

With incessant repeats, I-Player, SKY Plus and every other dowload and recording stratagem is there any need to shell out for a Box Set anyway ?
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Old 29-12-2012, 17:55
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If I like something enough I'll watch it as quick as I can. I watched LOST season five in a day. I've also watched a few of the Dexter seasons in a day too.
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Old 29-12-2012, 19:11
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Depends on the number of episodes. Normally I get through my box sets at a rate of 1 episode per night - unless I'm (re)watching something like 24, Prison Break or Lost, which I find humanly impossible to limit to 1 episode at a time.
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Old 29-12-2012, 20:39
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If I'm on holiday I can watch 22 episodes of something in 3 days, if I'm working it can take months as I record alot of stuff which I watch on a weekly basis
Same here. I have so much to watch on V+ on a weekly basis and even more now with taping films over Christmas. I don't go back to work until 7th January so I'm hoping to get through a good chunk of my Twin Peaks boxset next week.
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Old 29-12-2012, 21:51
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In my youth I could race through them in a couple of days. Nowadays I generally go for a 1 or 2 epis a night approach.
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Old 29-12-2012, 23:45
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What was that show? Not many series have a season with 25 episodes.
The show was LOST
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Old 30-12-2012, 00:01
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The show was LOST
Okay, thanks for satisfying my curiousity.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:05
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Having never seen "The Killing" before, I've just started (yesterday) to work through the Series 1 boxed set.

Sometimes I can watch a boxed set completely in one session, but this one isn't gripping me as much as I'd expected, and I did manage to stop quite easily after episode 6. I will resume this evening.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:10
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There are very few shows I can watch episode after episode of and not get bored of the same thing. So I usually watch one episode at a time, so takes me on average about six weeks I reckon, depending on the length of the series.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:14
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I'm just watching Automan the Complete series, and will watch a disc a day, 4 episodes on each disc, to savor them.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:14
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Depends on how busy I am and how many episodes there are. I've gotten through some box sets in a weekend before.
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