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Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) 3 years, 7 months ago

Poll: do you prefer TV shows or movies? (151 votes)

I spurn all forms of entertainment that are not video games; I STAY PURE 12%

I was wondering because I've been watching a lot of TV lately; I just finished watching Orphan Black and oh my god it's so good.


I really just kinda dislike movies in general. They're too long to just sit down and watch most of the time, and they aren't able to grow and evolve over the course of it's runtime, because it's too short. Often times that can be a bad thing too (shows that go on too long for one thing) but I still prefer TV shows over movies. That's not to say I don't enjoy the odd movie, but it's much rarer.

Also when is Netflix getting season 3 of Nikita arghhhhhh

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#51 Posted by MocBucket62 (1849 posts) -

I guess nowadays, I prefer movies. Back then I used to prefer TV, but now the variety of shows on now don't seem to appeal to me like they used to. either they've ended or went on for too long that they lose their charm.

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#52 Edited by Kidavenger (4168 posts) -

My first instinct was to say movies, but the number of really great movies to come out in the last 10 years really pales in comparison to the number of fantastic TV shows.

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#53 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (648 posts) -

TV, easily. Movies just don't have the length needed to flesh out characters enough for me to give a fuck most of the time.

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#54 Posted by Gamer_152 (14479 posts) -

This seems like a bit of an apples and oranges thing to me. I guess if you put a gun to my head right now I'd say TV, but they're really two different mediums with different pros and cons.

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#55 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

I used to be way into movies, but I think the last ~10 years have been much stronger for TV than for film.

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#56 Posted by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

I'm not big on either, but I've found a few TV shows that I think are really great and get invested in, whereas it's quite rare that I see a movie I really enjoy

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#57 Edited by alwaysbebombing (2397 posts) -

Damn, this is a hard one. I enjoy both a lot.

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#58 Posted by Deathstriker (495 posts) -

It's a pretty easy pick... TV has gone uphill since the 2000's (due to HBO, FX, AMC, Showtime, etc) while movies have at worst gone downhill and at best stagnated for the last few years. There might be 2 to 3 movies a year I like a lot (less that 6 hours), while there are over 8 shows a year I love.

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#59 Edited by spankingaddict (2939 posts) -

Great Tv shows can't be beaten .

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#60 Posted by Chop (2013 posts) -

TV. It's basically like comfort food to me.

You can watch it piece meal and just escape for an hour into a world of characters you love. Once a movie is over, it's over.

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#61 Posted by Creamypies (4169 posts) -

I don't know how to answer this question. It seems impossible. I watch a lot of both. Certain movies would work only as movies, and ditto for the TV shows. 95% of TV is fucking horrible. A similar percentage of movies are too (though the bad ones tend to stay relatively hidden in comparison to their TV show counterparts).

It all depends on the day, the time and my mood.

Either way, the Netflix deal with Breaking Bad in the UK is fucking awesome!

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#62 Posted by Shaunage (894 posts) -

Movies, no contest. I like a story that I can sit down and see from beginning to end. TV shows are too frequently made upon guesswork about the show getting picked up for a new season or not, and I find that really hurts the storytelling.

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#63 Posted by SniperXan (233 posts) -

To me it's like asking if I prefer cake or pizza. The answer is I like them both pretty equally, there is just a different time and place for both. Also...now I want pizza >_>

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#64 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2269 posts) -

Movies, definitely. I love both mediums, though.

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#65 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Watching people play Magic the Gathering online trumps both, but TV.

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#66 Posted by medacris (738 posts) -

Good movies and good television shows. I don't prefer one over the other.

I think most movie franchises exceeding three films (with exceptions, stuff like Harry Potter) should continue as TV series or comic books instead of making more movies.

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#67 Edited by JouselDelka (979 posts) -

Sadly I get so many movies but rarely watch any, even new ones. Whereas I'm always eating up a new TV show that will help make me fatter and more antisocial.

Fuck TV shows, they're a destructive drug. I wish I could watch a movie instead and enjoy it :(

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#68 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

TV rots your brain.

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#69 Posted by Master_Funk (762 posts) -

I'm like jeff in that I can't sit through a movie anymore unless its a movie I really give a shit about. TV shows are more of a thing I can put on in the background and still absorb.

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#70 Edited by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

TV. I watch more TV than movies. I feel a movie is an investment with new characters, where as a TV show is growth with characters you already know and presumably are interested in or like.

I tend to binge on movies right before the Oscars though.

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#71 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

Will The Avengers ever be a tv show that isn't a cartoon? Fucking no.

Agents of SHIELD?


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#72 Edited by Coafi (1520 posts) -

I prefer to play games, if I have nothing to play I'll watch a tv show.