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I always aim for an average of a movie a day, but it's the 139th day of the year, and my total's only at 112. I was ahead of the game going into March but have recently been watching TV on DVD and other things that don't count toward the total.


I average 5 a week.

TV on DVD? You mean TV show series? Why wouldn't that count?


I have rented 41 DVD's since i rejoined again back in april, they mostly include latest movies but most are all TV series.


8 TV show seasons so far
25 movies to date


I've watched 56 movies and read 11 books. They compete for my time.


Just out of curiousity, how do some of you people find the time to watch so many DVDs? I don't mean this as any kind of attack ("get a life", etc), I'm genuinely curious. In my case, I watch about 4 DVDs (taking about 7-8 hours) a week. I work full time and watch very little TV but I do spend a lot of time online and also like to read. I could probably watch 6-7 DVDs a week if I really pushed it, but I just can't stand sitting and watching something that long.


Living in the country without much going on, no cable TV, and a slow modem it's pretty easy to watch about 5 discs a week.


I've watched about 50 DVD's so far this year. I was pretty much on a 1-a-day diet up until about mid-March. Since then, I've been spending 75% of my "DVD-time" pursuing geekier activities that I haven't bother with since college, i.e. D&D and Magic: the Gathering.

Chris Perry

69 movies

Scott Elkin

Wow, I thought I rent a lot...only mustered 96 movies so far...


93 movies thus far this year. (That's the nice thing about reviewing every movie I watch... easy to find stats on what I've watched and how often I've watched. See link.)


"Just out of curiousity, how do some of you people find the time to watch so many DVDs?"

Pablo it is called "having a family" -- and suprise suprise -- still the dominant demographic in the country!

Families have always been the prime VHS and DVD rental market anyway. Ask a 12-year-old boy if he wants to watch what a five-year-old girl wants to watch or if they are going to watch the R rated film you and your wife want to watch.


...dunno...didn't bother to count...but I know it's a lot.

Justin Johnson

Between Netflix and Blockbuster I've watched over 70 DVD's so far this year. I also TIVO a lot of movies on cable. I'd say that I watch roughly 4 movies a week on TIVO. That's about 80 movies on TIVO so far this year. And if we're counting TV shows, that's another story. I watch at least ten regular shows weekly. And since the new year I've watched 2 seasons of Buffy, the second season of The Shield, the final season of Sex and the City, the final half of the mini-series Taken, and the first seasons of Mr. Show, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sealab 2021, and The Chapelle Show on DVD. Approximating the running times of all those shows and adding to that the DVD's and TiVo'd movies I've watched. I'd say that equals almost 300 movies this year alone. Do I win some sort of prize? (GRIN)


I watched 2-3 a day when I had Blockbuster's Movie Pass, but it's too expensive and I canceled a few months after the trial ran out. Now I'm on Hollywood's MVP and rent 3 every 1-5 days. Plus BBO 3-out, NFLX 3-out, BBO coupons, and other stores. I want rare movies that are often not available from online stores (out of print or low stock) and I don't put all my eggs in one basket. I can name a few dozen movies that BBO has which Netflix doesn't and vice versa. I can name dozens of movies my local stores have which are "long wait" or "very long wait" on both Netflix and Blockbuster Online. I hardly watch any TV. Just "Jeopardy" and sometimes "Howard Stern." Recorded ahead and skipped for commercials. Anything else, I'll wait until it comes out on DVD to watch it. "Desperate Housewives", "Alias Season 4", etc.


Just out of curiousity, how do some of you people find the time to watch so many DVDs?
I'm single no children, and not dating. I don't really go out a lot, so on the weekends if I'm not spending time with family I can watch the 4 movies I get from Netflix. I read during the week books I borrow from the library, so I read about 4-6 books a month. I'm hoping to return to college to become a nurse, so I get the feeling next year I will be watching less movies due to my having to study. :-)

Carsten Andrews

Why do you care how others have time to watch movies? We are all free to decide what to do with our time. Maybe I choose to work less and live on less money so I have the time to do things I enjoy. It's really a silly question. Do what you feel you must and stop wondernig what others do. I used to watch 5 movies in a day sometimes - when a store had a dollar special and movies had to be returned in a day or two. I have a list of movies I want to watch. My online cues have like 400 movies. I rent locally when it's more convenient. My standards are high, and rising. I'm always pruning my lists. The end is just in sight...


Steve, I must correct your obsolete assumption: singles have just edged out the family demographic in the United States. According to census data, for the first time in history, the number of single households (26%) just barely outnumbers the family households (25%).

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