MST3K can be difficult to binge given the long format… not that MSTies ever let that stand in our way! But have you ever binge-watched an entire season of a show in one day (or one sitting)?
We did it by accident with Season 2 of Stranger Things. We started out just watching a couple of episodes, but when one episode finished, we’d say “just one more”. The next thing we knew, we had finished the entire season.
I watched season 12, The Gauntlet (queue Kinga’s hand motion), on the day after Thanksgiving. I couldn’t watch it on release day, Thanksgiving, since I was preparing the holiday meal. I allowed myself about 10 minutes of a break between episodes, but otherwise it was a glorious post-holiday binge-fest.
I need to be off my feet (doctor’s orders) on the last weekend of July and I plan to revisit some MST3K and continue to try and win my wife over. The struggle is real.
Some British shows have notoriously short seasons. I think there is a season or two of Red Dwarf I binged in a single day, possibly even multiple seasons in a single day. I also binged Fawlty Towers in a single day.
Back in high school, for one glorious three-day weekend, I had the entire house to myself and I watched about 32 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in that time. I’ve binge-watched over shows since then, but that’s the one that really sticks out to me.
Oh yeah. Man, that brings me back a bit. I was late to Buffy and Angel but I went through them quickly.
As well as Twin Peaks and On The Air.
Kinds of shows that are pretty hard to resist. Pretty sure my first few times through TP was when housesitting for a friend at school who had them on VHS ( ), then of course had to watch them again when my girlfriend at the time came over to help take care of the place.
Too many to remember, really. Not so much Netflix/AMZN prime, but back in the day, definitely binged and purged and binged some more.
I know I’ve done a minimum of Twlight Zone seasons at one go, as well as Night Gallery. So many.
I must’ve technically done it with some shows that only had 2 or 3 episodes in the season, or 5 minute episodes. But to me binge-watching is just watching an episode or two almost every day for a few weeks (which isn’t my norm, it mainly happens with Farscape, if I think I’m going to watch just one episode I end up re-watching the rest of the series from there over the following weeks). Any faster than that would make me hate anything.
Of course! I try not to do that so much these days, but if I feel particularly motivated, I’ll do just that.
Just like TheHippy, I watched all of Fawlty Towers in a day. I already saw the series before, but I wanted to have a day of it.
And where MST3K is concerned, I’m sure I watched all of Season 7 and Season 12 in a day. That would be on different days, but I wouldn’t be opposed to watching all of Season 7 and Season 12 on the same day.
Well obviously I did it for both The Return and The Gauntlet (in all seriousness, I got up at like midnight on Thanksgiving to be able to watch all the episodes of The Return at once!), but aside from that… when I first started watching the new Doctor Who I went through the first season in a day, I think… and then there’s Elementary, which I’m RE-watching at the moment and I think I got all the way through season 1 in a day recently… I’m sure there’s others, but those are all that’s coming to mind at the moment.