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How much of a show can you watch without a break?

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Now I don’t mean in one sitting, but rather, how long can you go watching a show regularly before you get bored of it. Not that you don’t come back to it later, but rather that you need to put it down in the first place. And for the sake of this discussion, that means waiting for a new season is a break (although the fact that you’re still craving more is worth an acknowledgement).

I lost interest in Naruto after 97 episodes (will revisit someday).

When I finished 97th and final episode of Code Lyoko, I felt like it was just right. I had my fill, but enjoyed every minute of it.

I remember seeking out similar shows to fill the void of Mystery Incorporated after its 52 episode run.

Avatar had me hooked 'til the end with 91 episodes, leaving me eager to jump straight into Legend of Korra (which I quickly realized I didn’t like much).

After 106 episodes of William Hartnell Doctor Who, I just needed a break. I definitely got through over (the equivalent of - as the episodes are double lenght) a hundred of the modern series (there were 6 at the time) and was still craving more, but that was years prior and unrelated.

I happily made my way through all (at the time) 125 episodes of TCW, and will need to rewatch it at some point, given the new season. I don’t recall being in desperate need for more Clone Wars, but I was annoyed at being cancelled prematurely.

Conclusion? I guess the ideal amount is around 100.

Really? I’m just overthinking this for my own projects.

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Guess it would depend on the length of the show, my investment in the show, and the type of show it is (episodic vs. serialized).

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For me, it depends on the length and the type of show. Example shows like Friends, Modern Family or even Grey’s Anatomy usually keeps me entertained no matter how long I’m at it but shows like Game of Thrones tires me out a lot quicker.

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It depends on the episode length.

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CloakedDragon97 said:

It depends on the episode length.

For the sake of simplicity let’s say ~22 minute episodes. You can divide the total by 2 for an answer for ~44 minute episodes and so on. 20 minutes is generally the smallest unit of episode (not always, but generally).

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4 is more or less my limit. We watch between 2 and 4 episodes every day though, so that puts me and the missus in the top 10% anime viewers.

A lot of people will binge a single anime over a short period of time. For us, anime isn’t an event. It’s our dinner.