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


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.