I often wonder why I insist on watching a film when it’s on television even if I have it on DVD.
And the same goes for television series, prime example being The OC. I have the complete boxset and have watched it all once, but when there’s an episode on tv I have to watch it because it reminds me of how much I love it and how I’ve always wanted to live in a pool house with the Cohens. But when I have a spare moment I can’t simply pick up a disc from the boxset because I’d have to start from the beginning not just randomly in the middle *shocked face*.
Maybe that’s my answer that it is simply too hard to choose a film to watch from a vast collection, it’s simply easier for someone else to do it for you. Channel 4/E4/Film4 insists on playing Never Been Kissed, I’m not going to complain because it means I don’t have to get off my backside and put the disc in the player myself.
I’ll gladly watch the X-Men series over and over, and even happily be amused at The Wedding Planner and Monster-in-Law (obviously they like J-Lo a little too much).
Also that’s why I can’t fully immerse myself in watching How I Met Your Mother when it’s on E4, I need to start from the beginning and it’s at season 6 or something. I need to know who the characters are and where the ‘inside’ jokes originate from. I simply cannot watch (or read) something halfway through and even if I did I’d still have to go to the beginning another day just to see what I missed out on, and that’s another thing I can NEVER ever fall asleep during a movie. How do people do that? How can you live without knowing how a movie ends, it’s torture! Even if it is horrific. (Only once, okay twice not sat and watched a movie throughout – Wall Street 2 and Winter’s Bone – both boring in really different ways)
Anyway I’m rambling, it was just something I had to get out there. Is anybody else the same? Especially in regards to the seeing a movie through to the very end even if Katherine Heigl is in it. (Life As We Know It – watched it the whole way through. PROUD)