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Do You Ever Watch Reruns?

As the end of the TV season nears, a number of my favorite shows have been airing repeats, presumably to save up their best material for the big sweeps period in May. While I understand that, it's still been a bummer to have so many reruns of Gossip Girl and Grey's Anatomy on the schedule these days. And I've been thinking: Does anyone actually watch them?

On the one hand, with all the different ways to watch TV (and, you know, things to do that aren't watching TV), it seems silly to spend time rewatching an episode I've already seen. On the other hand, I can't say I've never done it — sometimes I just need a fix! And of course, reruns are a good way to get caught up if I've missed a week or two of a show.

Do you watch reruns? Or do you change the channel — or turn the TV off — if your favorite shows aren't airing new episodes?


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KandeJones KandeJones 8 years
Thank god I'm in the majority on this.. I love old 90210 re runs, Friends, Seinfield, Family guy, and SATC. I had to buy Six feet under and SATC on dvd because networks cut out so much for regular tv.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
friends and seinfield. I also watch everybody loves raymond reruns, but I didn't watch it when it was on, so they're new to me...
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i do. and i play reruns my self, i always put Veronica Mars, Friends or Sex and the City DVDs when I'm in the bathroom, washing up or doing anything else... I just listen to it :) instead of music. I know it all by heart now. Used to wacth O.C. and One Tree Hill like that too, but got too boring.
Fellora Fellora 8 years
I watch Frasier and Seinfeld all the time... i love reruns.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I watch Bones like everyday at 6:00 even though i have seen every episode and i watch house, friends and SVU reruns all the time.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
SNL is a great one to watch back
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
since i got a DVR, i don't watch re-runs as often, but i do sometimes. i loooove TV on DVD. you flip through your old favorite shows so fast! i also tend to only watch comedies over and over. i dont watch many repeats of dramas.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Yeah, I ususally watch Family Guy & That 70's Show re-runs!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
yah old stuff, for sure mostly Friends and Sex and the City though
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I really like reruns of The Simpsons, Family Guy, the original CSI, Law & Order, Law &Order: SVU, 1000 Ways to Die, Living Single, and a few others. Now with my DVR I don't watch them as much but I still catch them every now and then.
care0531 care0531 8 years
The old 90210 I can watch those all the time because it was on for so many seasons and you often forget which episode it is etc. So I like to watch those and then I am like oh yeah that's what happen or I and like oh yeah I forgot that happened!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I will watch reruns of Friends and Sex and the City over and over...
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I can watch friends, law & order svu and George Lopez all day long we went through a 3 month period where we watched all ten seasons of friends on dvd, and can still watch on TBS, I have pretty much every season of a every show that has gone into sindication, I'm just a dvd person, most I have not even seen.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
friends, SATC, family guy, & bones (only bc i am a new fan and haven't seen them all yet!). not so much for the dramas.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Sometimes. It depends on the show. Some shows I can watch again and again. Others, I can't.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Sure I do. I have purchased Seasons on dvd and will rewatch them.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Yes! Ever since Netflix added South Park to their Instant Watch line-up, I've been watching all of my favorites!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
sometimes - but like you said - only when i haven't seen it before. i feel like if you watch the episodes out of order during their first run then you kind of get out of sync with what's going on.
sfunkera sfunkera 8 years
I will watch any Seinfeld and Family Guy rerun that's on
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I only watch reruns. I don't watch any current tv and we have our favorite shows on DVD that we watch all the time.
silversnowflake silversnowflake 8 years
It depends on the show, That 70's Show, House, Bones, Law and Order: CI, and Criminal Minds (especially since CBS is showing new eps in between reruns :OY: so annoying!
teagirl teagirl 8 years
I love watching That 70s Show re-runs!!
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Never for progressive shows with episodes that build on one another, like Grey's Anatomy. But if I'm flipping through and see an old episode of Law & Order I'll stop to watch, and my husband does the same with the Simpsons... we likely don't remember the episode, and remembering details from a previous episode isn't pertinent to following the plot for the current episode.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I watch reruns of past seasons' episodes of shows. But I don't watch reruns of current seasons... if that makes sense. Can't reminisce if it's too recent.
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