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Movies or TV Shows?

  • Movies

    Votes: 67 29.1%
  • TV Shows

    Votes: 93 40.4%
  • No Preference

    Votes: 44 19.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 26 11.3%

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Movies. Especially '80s B-movies from the '80s (or early '90s) with a heaping helping of gonzo absurdism. There are only a few TV shows I've ever liked enough to watch regularly, like 'The X-Files' in the '90s or Twin Peaks when it was on Netflix (it went over my head as a kid) about a decade ago-go. Also 'Kolchak: The Knight S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' when it was on Netflix (around the same time as Twin Peaks). Typically, if I'm going to watch TV, I prefer to watch nature and history documentaries.

They don't make B-movies like they used to. Probably because they can't seem to rekindle that gonzo vibe of the "toxic waste" era.
 

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Who in their right minds has the free time to watch multiple seasons of The Walking-Game Of-Breaking-Stranger-Mad Men? I choose movies if only for brevity.
 

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I'd rather spend my time reading books if I wanted a story, my attention span does not work well for movies and TV shows. However, given the two options I prefer movies just because they are shorter.
 

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mini series. They don't have to cram a long story into a short time, but they also don't have to draw out and convolute a story just to keep the show going.
 

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It depends on my mood. If I have time, I'll watch a movie. If I'm a bit more pressed for time, I'll watch a TV show. I just like a good story with interesting characters, a decent plot, and lots of interaction.
 

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It is a hard choice. I definitely watch a lot of shows, but I prefer the "experience" of movies. Idk. Like movies are kind of a commitment to me and as I get older its hard for me to justify wasting 2 hours and half hours, unless i'm watching it with someone else. I guess I watch more shows on a regular basis, but prefer movies. I'll even go as far as to say that I can become somewhat emotionally attached to a movie.
 

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The closest I come to watching TV is watching anime every once in awhile. I'm at least two movies behind on my queue that I probably won't get to for a long time.

People talk like they can only get attached to live action things, lol. I personally have found anime style characters much more entertaining
 

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TV shows. Moves take more time investment. As a busy mother, I like my enjoyment in half hour episodes.
 

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I can understand the preferences towards series, there is a lot more space for development, doing something different, etc.
While movies often follow a furmula, and they have limited time.
Buuuuuuuut ofc, series also kinda do this, many series have episodes that are very similar to eachother also.. I like Sci-fi, so each series may have a episode about time travel, or other. But all good, it's sci-fi :p.
 

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TV shows ;)

for movies I usually have to watch them in 1 go (I don't really like watching half of it and leaving the rest for the next day,etc.), which usually takes 2-3 hours

for TV shows I can watch 1 episode, and then go do something else, and come back for another episode. I guess that's just more convenient for me I dunno.
 

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tv shows when very good are more fulfilling... but only if they remain great... when they turn shit like Lost for example you can feel like you have wasted a part of your life on it.

Movies even when great don't pull you in like a good mini series or show, but there is room for less disappointment as you are only giving it 2/3 hours of your life.

I find myself wanting something that fleshes things out more and isn't condensed into 3 hours so I voted tv shows... if you had asked me before the rise of Netflix and big stars doing quality shows... I would have said movies.
 

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Movies for me. While TV shows simply have more time for character development and world-building, I always feel like TV shows have too many filler scenes without anything important happening. Movies are compact, closed experiences that simply have no time for filler content, it tells the story it wants to tell. I also don't like cliffhangers of any sort, so it's all movies for me.
 

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I've long thought that movies are to TV shows as short stories are to novels. Which is why I think it's extremely rare to find good movie adaptations of novels, because the medium itself has to truncate so much content that the pacing likely ruined.

One is not inherently better, but I've found myself moving more towards TV shows, but only in the age of on-demand. I despise advertisement-based television and find it far inferior to on-demand. So I used to prefer movies for this self-contained reason.
 

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I've found that movies are generally better than TV shows (I'm quite picky about movies, however).

I also hate most TV show genres—situation comedies, police/detective crap, reality TV, it's all annoying, repetitive, and too fake to enjoy, so I never really have anything to watch on TV anyhow.
 

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I prefer literally anything that doesn't involve staring mindlessly at a screen and doing nothing.

Playing a video game > watching a movie
Reading (especially nonfiction) > watching tv
Having a beer > watching someone else have one.
Having a cigarette > watching someone else have one.
Having sex > porn

etc.

Just in general, active entertainment > passive entertainment.
 
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