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June 27 2014

How long does it take to watch Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This is important research undertaken by Nielsen.

Not long enough.....
A four and a half day Buffy marathon? Challenge accepted.
This obviously does not encompass commentary tracks.
I had just started becoming a Joss fan from Buffy in 2001-2002, from very infrequent opportunities to watch an Season 5 or 6 episode. I had heard about "Firefly", ("'Space Western'?!?, sounds really stupid to me.")

I actually saw about 15 seconds of the Firefly episode I now realize was "Serenity" on December 20th, 2002. I stuck a VCR tape in and recorded part of the episode but never watched it. Thinking, "I don't want come in to the middle of series. It is hard enough to follow Buffy starting in season 5."

My friends had all been pestering me to watch Firefly, but I had not listened. I bought the DVD set when it came out on Tuesday, December 9th, 2003. I put the first disk in and watched it on Friday night of that week.

I was hooked.

On that one weekend, I watched the entire series start to finish, then went back and watched all of the commentaries, then watched all of the other materials, and then re-watched the first episode "Serenity."

It may have been sleep deprivation induced paranoid psychosis.
But I have been a Joss fanatic ever since, in every sense.

[ edited by RobynH on 2014-06-27 18:18 ]
It amuses me that it says, "If you were to binge-watch these popular shows form start to finish, how much of your life will they consume?" It may have only taken about ten hours to watch, give or take, but Firefly has consumed much, much more of my life than that. And I'm pretty sure a lot of people can say the same for Buffy, or any of the shows on that list.
I'm living proof that you can do all of Firefly in a single night.

I took rather longer to make my way through BtVS, though: I started watching the show the first week of freshman year of college, and finished the first week after I graduated. So, just shy of four years. And technically I haven't finished, since I've never seen "Beer Bad."
Wait, that's not right.

When I have a BUFFY!marathon-binge - it would require watching AtS in parallel to best enjoy the xovers and continuity - you know, the right way to do it ;)

It would take around a week.


Of course, it's been a while since I did that. Before work made that an unlikely event.

[ edited by Mirage on 2014-06-27 21:06 ]
15 Days of Doctor Who - Not as much as I wondered. Maybe they arent counting the missing episodes.
Probably the record to non soap operas would go for the Star Trek franchise or the japanese super sentai.
It took three seasons for the hook to set, then I was gone forever.
You'd have to watch Angel in parallel with it after a few seasons so that would stretch it out.

Then there is the 16x9 UK versions after season 3, so you'd have to rewatch that.

and OMWF, you'd have to watch that at least a few times in a row.

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