Do you forget about shows you've previously watched?

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  1. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I'm wondering if I'm just forgetful, or if many are like this. And TV isn't the only question this could be applied to, but I was just skimming Netflix when this questions surfaced. Often times I'll see shows I watched two to three years ago. I remembered I really, really liked them, but I can't remember the first thing that happened! I can't remember the characters, what happened, anything! I find that quite peculiar. I'm sure if I started watching again I would most definitely remember. Is anyone else like this?
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Yes, it happens to me.

    I read mysteries, and enjoy TV and movie mysteries, too. It kinda bugs me when I start watching one, and I realize part way through that I know who the killer is because I've read it or seen it before.

    So yes, it happens to me. I like mysteries, and sometimes I realize I've read something before, but only after I've started it.

    No, you're not alone. It like comedies and mysteries, and it spoils the joke or ruins the mystery when I realize I've read it or seen it before.

    It sometimes happens in forum posts, too.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Details fade with time, but I don't forget an episode completely.

    I read a little while go an Agatha Christie mystery novel that I had not read in probably 30+ years. I remember the overall gist and who the culprit was, but the details of the story were completely forgotten.
     
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    Not usually, but if enough time passes, I'll forget most of a show, but there will be something that will tell me I've seen it before.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A great many shows are utterly forgettable, which means that I consign them to the section of my memory labelled "Not Necessary To Bother Recalling." The ones I liked (Star Trek, for example) I can recall…..sometimes decades later.

    However, you are asking whether I forget, shows, or not? I rarely watch shows, but I never forget a book I have read, nor a movie I have seen.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'll forget details, but if I start watching it again I'll usually remember pretty quickly.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Worse one is when you watch every season over many years but can't remember how the whole thing ended.
    Re watching Farscape with my daughter at the moment, and although I remember quite a lot of the episode detail, can't for the life of me remember how it ended.
     

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