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  • Boidiva02
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    #281822

    I was wondering if there are any shows that you didn’t catch when they aired on TV but have since caught up on through video, DVD or online.. Also, are there shows you didn’t like when they aired on TV but have come to enjoy in other formats?

    Any examples of the format you watch it on changing your feelings about a show?

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    Emmyfan
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    #281824

    I am catching up with Maude via dvr and it was a fantastic show that was brave and bold in the topics that they tackled.
       

    There are shows that I did not catch at the beginning while on air, but I was able to catch up with them through Netflix before they ended such as:

    Sex & The City

    24

    The Sopranos

    Arrested Development          

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    nahborghi
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    #281825

    I was only a kid when some of my favorites shows were on, so I watched most of the classics like Seinfeld, The X-Files, Will and Grace, Friends, Frasier (among others) way long after they ended. I’m still catching up with some classic tv (currently watching Cheers, The Sopranos, Mad About You and The West Wing), but basically everything that ended before 2007 that I’ve watched so far was through download/dvds/streams.

    I actually prefer this way, though, it’s stressful to have to wait a whole year to watch a full season, and as I like to marathon my shows, I can watch it all at once in a short period of time. I watched X-Files in its entirety in 17 days, lol.

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    Boidiva02
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    One example for me is Sex and  the City. When it aired originally I was far too young to be allowed to watch it, as well as the fact that my family only ever had HBO sporadically; my parents would never pay for it.   I’ve sense watched the entire series online and through home media.   

    I LOVE netflix because it allows me to watch entire seasons in a matter of days or weeks.  I agree, it’s too stressful having to keep up with a show, worry about missing an episode and being lost or forgetting to record.     I wish all TV series were released directly online with entire seasons available at once. I think eventually this will be kind of the norm.

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    Renaton
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    #281827

    I’m just now starting Mary Tyler Moore Show. The Dick Van Dyke Show was another one that I watched all five seasons on my computer, and thought it was better than most comedies today. After those two, I have become a major Mary Tyler Moore fan.

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    nahborghi
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    The problem with the normal estruture – 20-24 episodes in a year – is that, in a long show, you end up forgetting important details. When you watch it all in a row, the informations keep fresh in your mind.

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    Icky
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    #281829

    Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and Fawlty Towers are became some of my favorite sitcoms primarily through DVDs and internet. Homicide, Twin Peaks, Hill Street Blues, Upstairs Downstairs are some of my favorite dramas that fit that category. There are some shows where I saw bits and pieces or even whole seasons on TV before going back to watch the whole. I started The Sopranos with its second season.

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    eastwest
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    #281830

    “Arrested Development” was the recent one I did. Such brilliance!

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Thanks to FOX Latin America which still hasn’t caught up with the times and still airs things in awful schedule patterns I never got to watch 24 as I would’ve liked. So I had to rent it and loved it. It was specially weird when HBO shows would air on HBO-LA months after they originally aired in the US, now there on I think at the same time and they air a subtitled version later in the week.

    News about James Gandolfini today are specially hard since I just finished watching The Sopranos, because of the HBO thing I mentioned, I watched sporadically back then.

    Sex and the City is another example, I had to rent it all before the final season aired because I was never able to watch it completely, it changed channels, they had longer gaps between seasons here and it aired as if it were a soft porn show or something, after midnight. I watched it all again last year.

    Breaking Bad was a show I didn’t quite cared for in season 1 so I decided to just forget about it. They changed the show from the most popular cable channel here, SONY, to AXN, a channel I only watched Alias on, everything else was just CSI, NCIS and that crap, so I forgot about Breaking Bad and had to download the first three seasons and loved it and I have watched the last couple of seasons as they air.

    Mary Tyler Moore is one I’m glad I decided to watch recently. I’m on season 4 and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m also recording reruns of 3rd Rock from the Sun, I never finished that show, but I do remember a lot from the first seasons, the show holds up very well.

    Thank God for torrents and piracy, some us only have that option. 

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    Laactingnyc
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    Pretty much everything. Even the shows that are still airing now i catch up online. The only shows that i actually watch when they air are Game of Thrones, Veep, Hot in Cleveland, Hell’s Kitchen, Fashion Police (it’s my guilty pleasure…… i love joan hehe ), and some others. But that doesn’t mean that i don’t love other shows. For example i LOVE parks and rec but last time i watched it the night it aired was like over a year ago.  lol

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    Fishbiscuit
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    Angel

    I didnt see a 1st-run episode of Sex and the City until season 5. Bought DVD sets of 1-4.  

    I’m watching season 4 of Damages now (DVD set) 

    I finished season 1 of Lost, borrowed DVD set from a friend, about 10 minutes before the premier of season 2. Finished the rest series by first-run episodes.  

    I caught up on Mad Men season 1 via I-Tunes. I’ve watched the rest of the series 1st run.                  

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    I watched “The Inside” online.

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    Riley
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    #281835

    The O.C.
    The Wire
    season 1
    Sex and the City random episodes

    The problem with the normal estruture – 20-24
    episodes in a year – is that, in a long show, you end up forgetting
    important details. When you watch it all in a row, the informations keep
    fresh in your mind.

    I found that to be the case with Game of Thrones where I had a hard time remembering details two years later, but my girlfriend could remember what had happened twenty episodes ago because she had seen them just a few days before.

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    nahborghi
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    [quote=”nahborghi”]The problem with the normal estruture – 20-24
    episodes in a year – is that, in a long show, you end up forgetting
    important details. When you watch it all in a row, the informations keep
    fresh in your mind.

    I found that to be the case with Game of Thrones where I had a hard time remembering details two years later, but my girlfriend could remember what had happened twenty episodes ago because she had seen them just a few days before.[/quote]

    exactly, it gets really difficult to remember things as the years go by, specially with dramas and sci fi/fantasy shows, since they have a more complex and linear storyline than comedies.

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