I watch a ton of TV and with the exception of live sports, almost all of it via DVR. I knocked a lot of stuff out over the previous September-May TV season including every new episode of The, , , , Game of Thrones, , and . But lest you think I’m TV show snob, I also knocked out all the new episodes of , House, Law & Order: , , : LA and (I might have been drunk while watching Five-0). Further, I plowed through pretty much every original Law & Order which amounts to over 400 hours-worth of TV viewing that through my DVR viewing habits I knocked down to around 200. And that doesn’t count my daily Monday-Friday dose of Around The Horn, PTI on ESPN and Intentional Talk on MLB Network.
But a lot of stuff piles up on my DVR. As you can see just from the sliver above I’ve got 9 episodes of, 23 episodes of and 17 episodes of (along with some stuff I stored around Matt Cain’s perfect game). But there’s a lot you can’t see ranging from 22 episodes of Parks & Recreation, 11 episodes of , 6 episodes of Common Law. I even still have the final six episodes of which I’m saving like a fine wine.
Though I have plenty of storage space (currently I have 3TB allocated) there are definitely periods of “DVR Bulimia” where I binge on a ton of stuff and then purge it off my DVR. For example I knocked out the entire first season ofover a few days in late May and saved the second season of up for a marathon over the Christmas holidays. We’ll have some period this summer where we’re socked in with fog and I’ll blow through all the Parks & Recreation and episodes.
Sometimes though there’s a big purging without any binging. My guess is that’s what will happen with season two of The Killing.
There are a lot of shows I like just fine but am happy to wait to see them some other time. If not for this blog, I’d probably let everything pile up because I’d much rather watch 2-3 episodes of Game of Thrones at a time than wait for them to be doled out a week at a time. But I also hate spoilers. The DVR stockpile does give me an idea of which shows I like more (certainly Game of Thrones among them) and I’d have to cop to likingand (no DVR stockpile) more than (8 episodes piled up).
What’s piled up on your DVR?