Archive for August, 2011

TV Serials on Netflix

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I just finished watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix. I didn’t just watch it, I watched it almost back-to-back. When the last episode finished, I noticed something missing that I have felt on other shows: I didn’t feel a sense of want or loss. It got me thinking: I don’t feel invested in shows that I watch back-to-back, either on DVD or Netflix. Take “Psyche”, for example; I watched a few seasons of the show, but after I caught up, and it wasn’t as easily available, I stopped watching it. This is, of course, in contrast with shows like Law & Order, which I watched weekly for years, or ER. Sure, those shows ran their course, but watching them over a period of time had a very different impression than ones that I watch back-to-back.

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