I like marathoning a whole show or atleast a couple of seasons worth of episodes from a tv show when I watch it. While stating that fact, I also can’twit for new episodes of the shows that are currently airing as well. I like having 2 to 3 new episodes of different shows to catch up on each day (currently the current shows that I am watching are around 8 in number (Arctic Air, Bones, Castle, Criminal Minds, Lost Girl, Republic Of Doyle, Supernatural & The Big Bang Theory), one which is on hiatus till Feb 10 (The Walking Dead) & 3 more whose latest seasons are yet to start (Falling Skies & Game Of Thrones, Perception). I’m not sure I could wait that long – what if I die before the show ends and I can’t watch the entire collection before I breath my last?
Having said that, it is fun to watch shows marathon style. Here’s some shows that I watched back to back episodes off well after they finished airing on tv:
- Star Trek Deep Space 9
- Babylon 5
- Star Trek TOS
- Corner Gas
- Stargate SG1
- Star Trek Enterprise
- Being Erica
- Due South
There’s a bunch of other shows I’m still watching and some which are on the air but I watched several of their seasons back to back as the shows are in their 6/7 or 8th season at the moment like Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Bones, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint (their final season, season 5 just got over), and The Big Bang Theory (I marathoned seasons 1-5 and now all caught up on weekly showings of season 6. Also Castle (I had seen season 1 & 2 on tv) is another show that I marathoned – seasons 1-3 before quickly catching up with season 4 (now season 5).
Then ofcourse there are shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Friends, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Friends, The X Files, which I watched completely during their original and I now have them in digital format and have marathoned them. It’s just so cool & awesome to be able to do that and it ofcourse brings back good memories again & again. I have quiet a few more shows that I want to marathon like that – Fraiser, Seinfeld, Will & Grace.
Another set of tv shows are ones I have never seen at all but am interested in watching them now based on their reviews & plots and recommendations from like minded individuals. Shows like Fringe, Eureka & Warehouse 13 (although that last one is still in it’s original run on tv). And some more here and there.