The threads on shows you like and don’t like made me think about my DVR.
As I wrote in the other thread, Spartacus started to fill it up and I finally decided to just get rid of them. On the other side of the coin, Daily Show’s tend to accumulate because I usually end up watching a bunch of them in a row.
For whatever reason, what shows tend to accumulate on your DVR?
My wife used to completely clog our DVR with episodes of Supernatural; she’d save all of the episodes from a season on the DVR, until the DVD set for that season came out the following fall. She’s now utterly disenchanted with the last two seasons of the series, and doesn’t bother saving the episodes any more.
I was a very irregular viewer of 30 Rock, even though I love it – so when it went into syndication I DVR’d everything until I got 50 shows in my queue. I’ve cut it back to 25, and I’m pretty much caught up.
I have 10 episodes of Hawaii 5-0 that I’ll probably never get around to.
I’m the same way with House. I used to save the whole season, but now if I’m not around to watch the latest episode when it’s aired, it stays on the DVR until I watch it and then it gets tossed. I didn’t even buy the DVD set for last season. Still like the show, but not nearly at the level I did a few years ago.
A lot of PBS stuff that my wife insists she has GOT to have. They almost never get watched; some date back to 2010. I finally erased all of those interminable Akira Kurosawa movies that had my DVR groaning at 96% full. I record things like Justified and other series that come on later, but then watch them and delete them.
Probably Masterpiece on PBS has the most. It records all of them, whether I want duplicates or not, and I have to be in the right mood to settle into Downton Abbey or Inspector Lewis, so they sit around.
One time I was on vacation and had a TNG recording set, and they had a TNG marathon and they filled the damn thing up while I was gone. I missed a bunch of shit that I had to go seek out.
Similarly, I have my Tivo set to record anything called “Treehouse of Horror”, in the vain hope that it’ll be from the Simpsons’ first 10 (or so) seasons. It never is…it always gets deleted immediately.
I’m several weeks behind on Jeopardy! right now…but that’s pretty standard. I watch about three episodes each week, so I get backlogged but eventually catch up over the summer.
I’m still recording The Firm, even though I’m five or six episodes behind and likely won’t bother catching up. I’d love it if someone could edit them down to get rid of each of the meaningless “client of the week” storylines and just leave the overarching story. Then I could burn through all of them in an hour or two.