The frequency you watch a show
20335 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M / MN
Offline
Posted 1/29/13
Today I was listening to the a talk show on the radio. They were talking specifically about Downton Abbey which IMO is a great show so I listened to a channel I usually skip over. It came up that one of the great things about that show and other quality dramas is that you should take a break between episodes. That allows the viewer to be immersed more into the world of the drama. Specifically you think about how the characters will react to the problems facing them. This draws you into the show more. The hosts mentioned that watching a season in a weekend really ruins this aspect of the show.

Last week, for example, I watched all 25 episodes of "Big Windup!" and I loved it, but I kind of think I would have liked it more had I drawn it out a bit more. The creators intentionally leave the episodes at cliff hangers so it's very tempting to watch the next episode, but I now think I'll try to limit my binge watching.

Thoughts on this?
Do you now binge watch anime?


One Punch Mod
49442 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Boston-ish
Offline
Posted 1/29/13 , edited 1/29/13
I binge watch when I can, and to be honest I find that more enjoyable more of the time.

I've sometimes watched multiple episodes of a show day after day to catch up. While I'm doing that I feel very immersed. But once I catch up and have to wait a week, that's sometimes when I lose interest. Not usually enough so that I stop watching the show, but unless something really super-fantastic happened leaving you hanging on waiting for more, by the time the next episode comes around my interest has dulled a little.
Posted 1/29/13
An episode as it comes out usually.
51651 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / With Lucina
Online
Posted 1/29/13
I rarely marathon a whole series
If its 12 or so eps and I don't have time to space them out then I do watch all of them at once
If it has a lot of eps like for example Eureka Seven with 50 or something, then I space them out over a couple of days
For shows that are simulcasts with one new one a week, I tend to watch one ep a week as well to stay up to date with the releases
Guardian of A/M/P
58746 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Yo Mama's House
Offline
Posted 1/29/13

lorreen wrote:

I binge watch when I can, and to be honest I find that more enjoyable more of the time.

I've sometimes watched multiple episodes of a show day after day to catch up. While I'm doing that I feel very immersed. But once I catch up and have to wait a week, that's sometimes when I lose interest. Not usually enough so that I stop watching the show, but unless something really super-fantastic happened leaving you hanging on waiting for more, by the time the next episode comes around my interest has dulled a little.


Yes.

This.

Exactly. "LAWL"
63875 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
34 / M / Orlando
Offline
Posted 1/29/13
I'm sorry. I just can't comprehend at all how taking a break between episodes can possibly lead to deeper immersion in the story. There is no need to ponder how they will react to problems if I can just see for myself in the next 30 minutes or so. Not to mention, everyone comes up with their own little theories about what will happen next when watching a series. I don't need a meditation period after each episode just for that. Taking a break has the exact opposite effect of deeper immersion. Sometimes I even hold out on watching a series I'm really excited about just so I can watch it all at once. Spartacus: War of the Damned better finish up quick, that's all I gotta say about that.
87960 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / This Dying World
Offline
Posted 1/29/13
Watching anime is a skill that slowly develops into an art. After a while your mindset becomes clouded by arrogance and you'll feel like you're on top of the anime world. This is around 500 series completed mind you.

Once you've become like me every bit of animes have flaws, and it becomes painful to watch anime, it really does...

The show I recently finished "marathoning" was Princess Tutu, and that was stalled on episodes 2, 4, 6, and finally finished after a 2 week break and finished the rest.

During this time I have been watching rental magica which is at episode 6(?) and just started Saikano and stopped at ep 2 due to reasons pertaining to anime.

Watching anime has turned into a chore for me sometimes, at least as far as marathon goes; new releases each week has somewhat become more of a savior in my case.

This is personal experience, this comes from a guy who will bet that he has seen more than than the 14 other people that will fill the first page.
The Wise Wizard
79345 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
54 / M / U.S.A.
Offline
Posted 1/30/13 , edited 1/30/13

AnimeKami wrote:
This is personal experience, this comes from a guy who will bet that he has seen more than than the 14 other people that will fill the first page.

I'm guessing based on your stats, that would be a safe bet:
http://myanimelist.net/animelist/AnimeKami&status=7&order=0

Even if you meant "more than the other 14 people added together", you might still win.

At least as long as there a couple of them weren't like me (keep in mind this is only about 2/3 complete):
http://myanimelist.net/animelist/TheAncientOne


On topic, I prefer to watch at my own pace. The number of anime I actually watch as simulcasts each season has continued to decrease, to the point that thus far this season, I am watching none.

Watching at my own pace means that if an anime is boring, I can spread out watching an episode only when the mood strikes. If there is a string of episodes that have a linked story, I can watch them together. If my interest in a series picks up, so can my viewing pace.

If there is one thing that is perhaps worse than having to wait a week for the next episode of a show you really like, it is being "treadmilled". That is what I call it when you are force to watch episodes within a certain period of time. Nozomi Entertainment's YouTube channel is a prime example of this, but it would apply if CR calls for a marathon of a show you haven't seen because the license is expiring.
53207 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
42 / M / Canada
Offline
Posted 1/30/13
I watch simulcasts as soon as I can! It pains me that most are released during the day in standard eastern time zone working hours.

I will rewatch series in a row. Nothing like watching a two cour series 26 episodes in a row!!!

But marathoning an undiscovered catalog title is fun too!
20013 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
34 / M
Offline
Posted 1/30/13 , edited 1/30/13

TheAncientOne wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:
This is personal experience, this comes from a guy who will bet that he has seen more than than the 14 other people that will fill the first page.

Consider this represents perhaps 2/3 of what I have actually seen:
http://myanimelist.net/animelist/TheAncientOne

So did you win the bet?


On topic, I prefer to watch at my own pace. The number of anime I actually watch as simulcasts each season has continued to decrease, to the point that thus far this season, I am watching none.

Watching at my own pace means that if an anime is boring, I can spread out watching an episode only when the mood strikes. If there is a string of episodes that have a linked story, I can watch them together. If my interest in a series picks up, so can my viewing pace.

If there is one thing that is perhaps worse than having to wait a week for the next episode of a show you really like, it is being "treadmilled". That is what I call it when you are force to watch episodes within a certain period of time. Nozomi Entertainment's YouTube channel is a prime example of this, but it would apply if CR calls for a marathon of a show you haven't seen because the license is expiring.


Damn, nice list, beats me by like 50 days

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/undermined

AnimeKami...... wow , now that is some list

I imagine if I also had watched that much anime I'd see flaws in almost every show too but to an extent I have started to enjoy the flawed shows as just stupid entertainment totally lacking plot or quality and I just rewatch a anime I love along side it to balance it all out.

Personally I used to do 1 episode at a time a lot way back before a lot of places had legal streams and I also didn't have time to marathon them.

I never really would mind waiting between shows , or just putting a show on hold from a genre I don't like or wasn't in the mood for , but for me at least, watching in batches or at least in arc's is more fun then just drawing out a show.

Short 22-30 minute shows just don't have enough story progression or subtext to give me enough that I would want to hold off getting to the next episode and I tend to watch so many different shows, I couldn't imagine remembering a plot or all the supporting characters if I waited weeks at a time on short 12-14 episode series.

I can see how if the show was a 45-60 minute long drama, then maybe letting the possible outcomes stew in my head might help the enjoyment or immersion but I don't recall ever seeing a anime that I think was lessened in value because I watched it too fast.

I'll typically finish fast and then it is more fun to re-watch it again later and especially since I typically one will watch subs versus dubs, I can remember the dialogue and understand things like puns or a play on words better.
18213 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Sweden
Offline
Posted 1/30/13
I watch as many episodes in a row as i can, there are a ton of animes that i want to watch, and i feel like i don't got enough time in hand. It's not like i feel pressured to finish a series, i really don't like to wait to see whats next if there is a new episode avaible.

If i really like a series, i might just rewatch it later on.
11478 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Washington State USA
Offline
Posted 1/30/13
I usually watch about 1 1/2 to 2 hours of anime while im laying in bed " suppose to be going to sleep "
Sailor Candy Moderator
166485 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25
Offline
Posted 9/29/13
Closed due to lack of activity. It's been 8 months since the last post. Feel free to recreate if you desire to
You must be logged in to post.