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Which series could you watch a 12 hour marathon of?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Thaellar, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Thaellar

    Thaellar Agent

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    I have lots of "favorite" shows, but after really thinking about it, most of them I can only take 7-8 episodes before I want to take a break or switch to something else. (Wanted Dead or Alive, Stargate, Voyage to the Bottom, Munsters come to mind)

    But there are a few series that I can easily watch for hours and hours:

    The Rifleman
    Leave it to Beaver
    Dick Van Dyke
    Early Andy Griffith

    How about you? Of the series you enjoy often, which could you really sit through your own 12-hour (or more) marathon of?

    Thaellar
     
  2. PaulP

    PaulP Producer

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    I Love Lucy.
     
  3. Peter Overduin

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    B5
    SG1
    SG Atlantis
    BSG
     
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    Starsky and Hutch
    The Sentinel
     
  5. Scott-S

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    This is very timely. I just spent all day yesterday and a lot of today watching the first season of Babylon 5. I watched all 22 episodes in one weekend.

    What can I say... I have no life. Well actually, I blame the summer time temps. It was way to hot to do anything outside.
     
  6. Carl Johnson

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    There aren't very many series that I'm a fan enough of to enjoy making a 12 hour marathon of. I would look forward to many for a six hour marathon but 12 hours is a major commitment [​IMG]
    The only two that come to mind are The Sopranos and Star Trek: TNG.
     
  7. Heathen

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    Not would, but have...

    Seinfeld
    Married...With Children
    Frasier
    Cheers
    MASH
    King Of Queens
    CSI
    CSI: Miami
    Law & Order
    Law & Order: SVU
    Las Vegas
    ER
    Family Guy
    Men Behaving Badly
    Playmakers (DAMN Good... Wished the NFL hadn't scared ESPN off that one...)
     
  8. dancingwater

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    In terms of T.V shows i think the last 12 hour clued session was Northern Exposure - Third Season. Starting from the first episode - THE BUMPY ROAD TO LOVE till episode 14 - BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE. Then we needed a break at that point. Years ago i watched all the episodes of "Degrassi Jnr High" and few starting episodes of "Degrassi High" - (I know i know, it was a nostalgia thing ). Oh and old VHS copies of the Aussie T.V show "Chances" that use to be on a decade or so ago that had a few seasonal runs.


    I have done a few mini series 12 hour session though from "Centennial" to
    Season 1,2,3,4 of OZ ( still need to get 5 and 6 ).
     
  9. Bill>Moore

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    I don't often watch more than 4 eps or so of any particular show in marathon form. Closest might be watching an entire 10-ep season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in one sitting.

    Still, if I really wanted to, I could enjoy watching 12 straight hours of:

    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
    Star Trek
    Freaks And Geeks
     
  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    The Prisoner.....about 17 hours total.

    Victory At Sea.....about 13 hours total.

    I've actually done this.....more than once.
     
  11. Arild

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    My personal "best" (if one can call sitting on ones ass an entire day that) was a few years ago when a friend and I watched something in the neighborhood of 16 SG-1 episodes in a row, pausing only for bathroom breaks and to accept our pizza delivery.
     
  12. Brooke

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    I'll sit down with a lot of the sitcoms and just go from one to the other. I recently watched Family Affair S3 and Silver Spoons in one go.

    I'll do the same with Friday Night Lights when it comes out - can't wait for that one.
     
  13. Ethan Riley

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    I've actually had big marathons of:

    Buffy
    Twin Peaks
    Dynasty
    Lost

    ...to name a few. Obviously, serials are easier to take in huge sittings.
     
  14. Katherine_K

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    Battlestar Galactica.

    Followed by Picket Fences, The 4400, the West Wing and MI-5 in roughly that order (thought to do the last one of those you'd have to do more than one season... darn those short UK seasons).
     
  15. Charles Ellis

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    Based on what's out on DVD already:

    Dark Shadows
    Gunsmoke
    Get Smart
    The Judy Garland Show
    Are You Being Served?
    The Forsyte Saga
    (the original, skip the remake!)
    Perry Mason
    Charlie's Angels
    (the Kate Jackson years)
    Doctor Who (with Jon Pertwee/Tom Baker/David Tennant)
    The Avengers (Emma Peel episodes, of course!)
    Bewitched
    Gilligan's Island
    I Love Lucy
    The Brady Bunch
    (seasons 3-5 only, the first two are too saccharine for my taste!)
    The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
    The Lost World
    The Benny Hill Show
    SCTV


    I'd better stop here. On the other hand, based on what has yet to be on DVD, I'd choose for viewing marathons:

    Peyton Place
    He & She
    Thriller
    Cold Case
    Batman
    History Detectives
     
  16. Randy Korstick

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    Babylon 5
    Dark Shadows
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Buffy
    I Love Lucy
     
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    Red Dwarf (I actually watched it for 3 straight day without sleep once, heh heh! )
    Monty Python
    Twlight Zone
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    All in the Family
    Sanford & Son
    3rd Rock from the Sun
    Seinfeld
    The Kids in the Hall
    The Young Ones
    Andy
    Gomer
    I Dream of Jeannie
    Brady Bunch
    Gilligan
    etc...

    Lots of shows actually!
     
  18. Don Giro

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    Hmmm...

    I watched 9 hours of season two of "Lost" in one sitting (only stopped because I had to meet up with someone), so 12 hours would be EASY for me if I were watching:

    Lost
    Scrubs
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Gilmore Girls
    Seinfeld
    The Simpsons
    The Bob Newhart Show
    The Shield (The first two seasons)
    Cheers
    MASH
    Family Guy
    Popular
    Freaks & Geeks
    Veronica Mars
    Smallville

    all spring to mind. I've been meaning to rewatch all this stuff as soon as I have time, and marathon viewing may be just the ticket...
     
  19. AnthonyC

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    The first time I watch a set, I rarely watch more than a single episode (and occasionally two) a night, but with older sets, marathons are fine, although not really my ideal choice. I watched almost all of the first season of Amazing Race with some relatives in one sitting last week which was fun but I honestly don't have the attention span to do one thing for more than a few hours.
     
  20. Michael:M

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    • ER (Seasons 1-6)
    • West Wing
    • Alias (Seasons 1 & 2 only)
    • Friends (Seasons 1-4)
    • Firefly
     

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