Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 2, 2015, 04:46 AM   #1
needfx
macrumors 68030
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: macrumors apparently
Which TV Series Are You Binging On?

Binging samples only allowed

Believe it or not, I have missed on The Wire, and now I'm playing 'catch up', fortunately on the HD remastered versions.

__________________
flickr, amphipolis
needfx is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 06:07 AM   #2
twietee
macrumors 68040
 
twietee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Never understood why it took them so unbelievable long to release it on BluRay with much better quality. So I'm really glad they finally do that, but...

No idea why they make it 16:9 instead of the original 4:3 (which I'm crossing all my fingers for being optional!!!). This is a huge trade-off and so it feels like 10 steps forward and 10 back :/
twietee is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 06:41 AM   #3
needfx
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: macrumors apparently
Quote:
Originally Posted by twietee View Post
Never understood why it took them so unbelievable long to release it on BluRay with much better quality. So I'm really glad they finally do that, but...

No idea why they make it 16:9 instead of the original 4:3 (which I'm crossing all my fingers for being optional!!!). This is a huge trade-off and so it feels like 10 steps forward and 10 back :/
I'm definitely not complaining about the 16:9 aspect ratio. I don't believe they cropped any 4:3 footage, it was they other way around to fit the then 4:3 TV standard.
__________________
flickr, amphipolis
needfx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 07:49 AM   #4
hallux
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Been binging on Boardwalk Empire. Halfway through season 2 (thank you HBO GO on the ATV!), and when they warn about graphic violence, they MEAN IT!
__________________
2012 15" MBP, 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 750 GB Samsung EVO SSD, Hi-Res glossy
2012 Mac Mini 2.5, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
hallux is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:04 AM   #5
OllyW
Moderator
 
OllyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Black Country, England
Currently binging on Bones after getting the Seasons 1-8 box set with 45 discs and 166 episodes.
__________________
Some Apple stuff
Some other stuff
https://soundcloud.com/disco-tramps/...-your-children
OllyW is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:20 AM   #6
ipodlover77
macrumors 6502a
 
ipodlover77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Im going to kick it old school and rewatch all the friends episodes.
ipodlover77 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:34 AM   #7
Mr. McMac
macrumors 68030
 
Mr. McMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
I've been doing a Dexter marathon on Netflix lately. I'm up to season 6, episode 2. Great show!
__________________
Late 2014 Midrange Mac Mini, Mid 2011 Base Mac Mini w/ 8GB of RAM, 2 TB Seagate Expansion USB HD, 46" Samsung Display, Logitech K750/K360 Wireless Keyboards, Anywhere MX Mouse (2), Airport Express
Mr. McMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:41 AM   #8
Scepticalscribe
Contributor
 
Scepticalscribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kite flying
By binging, does the OP mean making sure you do not miss it under any circumstances while it is being broadcast, or buying (or acquiring) box sets and sitting down to watch several episodes at a time, or a sitting?
Scepticalscribe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:45 AM   #9
needfx
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: macrumors apparently
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scepticalscribe View Post
By binging, does the OP mean making sure you do not miss it under any circumstances while it is being broadcast, or buying (or acquiring) box sets and sitting down to watch several episodes at a time, or a sitting?
the two later propositions
__________________
flickr, amphipolis
needfx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:47 AM   #10
sonicrobby
macrumors 68000
 
sonicrobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Orleans
House M.D. Every 6 months or so I rewatch the entire series for some reason.
__________________
iPhone 6+ (128GB); 15" 2012 rMBP; 2012 Mac Mini; iPad 1 (32GB); iPad Air 2 (128GB); iPhone 5 (16GB); iPhone 5s (16GB); Apple TV 3; Time Capsule 3;
sonicrobby is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:53 AM   #11
Scepticalscribe
Contributor
 
Scepticalscribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kite flying
Quote:
Originally Posted by needfx View Post
the two later propositions
Ah, thank you for the clarification.

Okay, well, then, the only TV series that I have done that with - at all - in the past few weeks (let alone years - I don't even do that with STNG, or Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes, or Foyle's War, or Downton Abbey - all of which are TV series that I really loved) - was the excellent British TV series '37 Days' which, using contemporary sources, described the diplomatic manoeuvring and blundering which immediately preceded the outbreak of war or declaration of war which gave rise to the First World War.

The cast was superb, the sources used historically solid, and the story gripping. It got excellent reviews when it was first broadcast, but I missed it as I was working abroad at the time, so I ordered the box set when I returned home.

Last edited by Scepticalscribe; Jan 2, 2015 at 02:38 PM.
Scepticalscribe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 09:01 AM   #12
Mr. McMac
macrumors 68030
 
Mr. McMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Speaking of binging, at least once a year I watch my entire Babylon 5 box set. Maybe 5 episodes a night.
__________________
Late 2014 Midrange Mac Mini, Mid 2011 Base Mac Mini w/ 8GB of RAM, 2 TB Seagate Expansion USB HD, 46" Samsung Display, Logitech K750/K360 Wireless Keyboards, Anywhere MX Mouse (2), Airport Express
Mr. McMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 09:03 AM   #13
twietee
macrumors 68040
 
twietee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by needfx View Post
I'm definitely not complaining about the 16:9 aspect ratio. I don't believe they cropped any 4:3 footage, it was they other way around to fit the then 4:3 TV standard.
good for you. i'm no 4:3 purist, although that's my preferred aspect ratio, but the show was shot with 4:3 in mind so a transformation of that is an absolute no-go for me. from what little that i've seen they cropped parts at the bottom/top and even decided to stretch (!) certain parts where no additional footage was available (for example the surveilance cam shots). man, this is such a downer for me
twietee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 09:16 AM   #14
needfx
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: macrumors apparently
Quote:
Originally Posted by twietee View Post
good for you. i'm no 4:3 purist, although that's my preferred aspect ratio, but the show was shot with 4:3 in mind so a transformation of that is an absolute no-go for me. from what little that i've seen they cropped parts at the bottom/top and even decided to stretch (!) certain parts where no additional footage was available (for example the surveilance cam shots). man, this is such a downer for me
haven't noticed the stretch, will give it a look.
__________________
flickr, amphipolis
needfx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 01:06 PM   #15
ipodlover77
macrumors 6502a
 
ipodlover77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicrobby View Post
House M.D. Every 6 months or so I rewatch the entire series for some reason.
I used to LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE House but like every other TV series, it overstayed its welcome and started to become meh.

I was very underwhelmed at the series finale.
ipodlover77 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 02:13 PM   #16
Scepticalscribe
Contributor
 
Scepticalscribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kite flying
Well, I will 'be binging' on the BBC TV adaptations of both of Hilary Mantel's novels, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies' when they are broadcast later this year.

If I am not around to see them when they are broadcast, that is a box set I will most certainly seek out, buy, and view.
Scepticalscribe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 02:29 PM   #17
AutoUnion39
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I'm downloading all of the Wire right now. Will start binging soon.
AutoUnion39 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 03:41 PM   #18
sviato
macrumors 68020
 
sviato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HR 9038 A
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicrobby View Post
House M.D. Every 6 months or so I rewatch the entire series for some reason.
I do the same with Mad Men.


Anyways, binging on Archer helped kill the time off work these holidays.
sviato is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2015, 08:23 PM   #19
lwood1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoCal
Just started Entourage so I'll be caught up for the movie.
Going to start House of Cards in February so I'll be caught up for the 3rd Season.

__________________
MacBook, Mini, iPhone, iPad, TV
lwood1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 09:43 AM   #20
aaronvan
macrumors 6502a
 
aaronvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: I can see Puget Sound from here
House of Cards.

Can't stop watching it.
__________________
The best podcast in the universe: http://www.noagendashow.com
aaronvan is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 09:51 AM   #21
LizKat
macrumors 68020
 
LizKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Catskill Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoUnion39 View Post
I'm downloading all of the Wire right now. Will start binging soon.
That was some amazing television. I just watched some episodes again last week. Think seasons 2 and 4 are my favorites.
LizKat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 09:59 AM   #22
Thekarens
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Star Trek movies starting from the first one in 79 going forward.
Thekarens is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 11:30 AM   #23
Ulenspiegel
macrumors 6502a
 
Ulenspiegel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
The Americans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ame...2013_TV_series)
Edit: I forgot to mention my long time favorite: Mad Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	79973.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	368.8 KB
ID:	522928   Click image for larger version

Name:	NEpY5ur2Y37Hsu_1_2.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	155.4 KB
ID:	522975  
__________________
 MacBook Air

Last edited by Ulenspiegel; Jan 3, 2015 at 04:43 PM.
Ulenspiegel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 03:00 PM   #24
LizKat
macrumors 68020
 
LizKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Catskill Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scepticalscribe View Post
Ah, thank you for the clarification.

Okay, well, then, the only TV series that I have done that with - at all - in the past few weeks (let alone years - I don't even do that with STNG, or Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes, or Foyle's War, or Downton Abbey - all of which are TV series that I really loved) - was the excellent British TV series '37 Days' which, using contemporary sources, described the diplomatic manoeuvring and blundering which immediately preceded the outbreak of war or declaration of war which gave rise to the First World War.

The cast was superb, the sources used historically solid, and the story gripping. It got excellent reviews when it was first broadcast, but I missed it as I was working abroad at the time, so I ordered the box set when I returned home.
I had been thinking of getting Royal Cousins at War but now perhaps I will watch the 37 Days series first. Together they would certainly count as a binge watch.

Another binge watch on the horizon: I am looking forward to the remastered version of The Jewel of the Crown series that is finally being released in the US this month. It's been out in the UK 8 or 9 years already; probably some licensing issue has hung it up here for so long, who knows. Anyway I remember being bleary-eyed by time I finished watching the old release and it wasn't just because the DVD quality was poor. I just couldn't stop watching the thing. Tim Pigott-Smith was certainly memorable in that series.
LizKat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2015, 03:08 PM   #25
MICHAELSD
macrumors 68020
 
MICHAELSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by twietee View Post
Never understood why it took them so unbelievable long to release it on BluRay with much better quality. So I'm really glad they finally do that, but...

No idea why they make it 16:9 instead of the original 4:3 (which I'm crossing all my fingers for being optional!!!). This is a huge trade-off and so it feels like 10 steps forward and 10 back :/
They've already said there won't be an HD 4:3 version.

Is it odd I've never binged on a show? For some reason I enjoy watching weekly, even if it's a show on Netflix. I think it helps immerse viewers into the world more on a subconscious level when you're watching over a longer period of time.
__________________
15" Retina MacBook Pro (2012 base)
64GB grey iPhone 6 Plus - 16GB silver iPad Air 2
Original Apple Watch
MICHAELSD is online now   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC