Going The Distance

Alphabet Movie challenge: day 13

Marathons I watched

Answer: Robin Hood

*you just can't quit me, can you?*
*you just can’t quit me, can you?*

When I was watching Robin Hood for the first time,

I covered all three series in a little over two weeks.

after 5hrs. the TV asked me if I was still watching...
after 5hrs. the TV asked me if I was still watching…

I’ve had an unusually busy day today so I’m going to go the easy route with this one and just post some of my favorite pictures from different episodes,

in no particular order.







non-Armitage answer:

TV:Lost, Freaks and Geeks, Monarch of the Glenn

Movies:Harry Potter, Twilight, James Bond

I’ve never watched a Marathon in a cinema, I can barely make it through one movie without having to run to the bathroom at least once! at home I don’t consume gallon sized drinks in one sitting though…

31 thoughts on “Going The Distance

  1. The only marathon I ever did for a TV series was for HBO’s Carnivale. I think my friend and I watched it till we got nauseous from lack of sleep. Gosh, that series is still my number one best-est show ever. Hannibal will have to be second. Although when I first saw North and South, I did sit through all episodes on Youtube – thank goodness we could stream it on the TV then or I’d have been cross-eyed by that fourth hour.

    Have yet to do Robin Hood though…


    1. I’ve tried to watch all of North&South, and Strike Back too, in one sitting but real life always calls me away ๐Ÿ˜• I lucked out having all of that time to watch Robin Hood ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. I have watched ep 1 of S1 but couldn’t get to continue. I still try to see bits and pieces of it on my iPad while I’m in bed but doubt I can do a RH marathon. Maybe Strike Back with Portah, and N&S, but not RH.


    2. I just about did the same thing with Carnivale. Loved that show. (Definitely North & South in its entirety on Netflix.) I binge watched Spooks/MI-5 for sure, continuously and ridiculously, but not in one sitting. I lost a lot of sleep though. Good times. ๐Ÿ˜‰


      1. When I started watching Spooks/MI5 during my Matthew McFadyen days, I’d be so stressed out after each episode. The tension was too much during the first 3 seasons it wasn’t funny. I stopped watching around season 5 I think and didn’t watch again till I discovered Richard in North & South and saw all these fanvids of him as Lucas North. I’d say the tension from the first 3 seasons was gone by the time of Season 7 but it was replaced by this angst of sorts since Lucas was such a tough yet vulnerable character.

        Hubby did a marathon of Spooks from S1 and by the time he got to S8, he was yelling at the TV screen – well, he was doing that during the Adam Carter days but Lucas and that teen-ager episode got to him finally. He never continued on to S9 though – he couldn’t get Jorah Mormont out of his mind whenever he saw Vaughn (as he has done a marathon of GOT as well, both audiobooks and the DVDs LOL)


        1. That’s funny, about Ian Glen. He’s a busy actor, so he was a favorite even before MI-5 (So very handsome, and now more ruggedly so.)

          I kept meaning to watch MI-5 fully, but never committed. I kept catching an episode here and there on with Matthew on BCC America, but hated the fact that I was “not in the know” from past episodes. After North & South, Richard was the catalyst for me to binge watch the show. It was divine and horrible at the same time, because I felt captive and could do practically nothing else.


        2. I’m finally up to season 5 of Spooks now. seeing Ros in her beginning days has been interesting to say the least. I know there are those who like the earlier seasons better for their realism in regards to the personal lives of the spies, and then there are those who like the later seasons better because of the action and escapism; I belong to the second group ๐Ÿ˜‰ Tom Quinn’s eyelashes were worth tuning in for *swoon* but he wasn’t always the brightest spy around ๐Ÿ˜•


          1. They were actually more loyal to what spies really did in the first few seasons – which wasn’t much action – they had to requisition firearms every time they felt they had reason to need them. Then they just decided to forego the truth and then just run with whatever ideas they could think of.

            The earlier seasons gave it its foundation, I think, which made it easier to transition to the escapism part of the later seasons. I like both of them, though of course the plot and character arc of Lucas North just confounded me in S9


  2. Every holiday, certain specialty channels to which I subscribe run marathons so I have probably watched more marathons than the average normal person. I can’t even remember which ones I’ve watched or not watched, because I often don’t care for the shows, but Big Bang Theory is one of those which never grows stale for me.
    Armitage-wise, my marathons are Spooks on dvd and a selection of the mystery roles (Malice Aforethought, Ordeal by Innocence, In Divine Proportion and George Gently) on dvd with my gran,
    I’m not one for movie marathons either.
    In real life however, I have gone to a number of marathon-like events (gymnastics competitions which go on for days) and even a dance festival or two.


    1. we watch A LOT of the big Bang Theory in this house! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ it’s just something that is always on in syndication; I’ve not watched more than three episodes in one sitting though.


  3. I’ve watched episode after episode of Robin Hood but usually just one series at a time. I have also done much the same with Spooks 7 and 8. When it comes to North and South I’ve watched it all in one go several times. Once you start . . . well, you know how it is. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I loaned it to a friend who admitted when she gave the DVD’s back to me, “I *never* watch TV in the daytime but I switched it on one afternoon, and four hours later…..!” I told her I completely understood!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. when I watched N&S for the first time it was in a chat-viewing, so we broke it up into two evenings. the next day I was counting down the hours until I could watch again!


        1. well I should hope so, it would be inhumane otherwise ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I normally spend half the movie debating on how badly I *really* need to go to the restroom, so that by the time it’s over I am in actual pain ๐Ÿ™„


  4. I would love to do a RH marathon as I haven’t finish the series yet. But like you, life (& kids) get in the way. That’s okay too. My husband wants to watch with me, something to look forward to at the end of the day.

    My non-RA marathon, Game of Thrones. Watched the whole third season at in-law’s who had HBO.


    1. I lent “Lost” to my mom & dad; one Saturday they watched it for 12 hours straight! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ my dad and I love to watch movies and tv programs, but my mom can barely get through a two hour movie without losing interest, so for her to watch all day long was amazing ๐Ÿ˜€


      1. I loved LOST, but that’s hardcore! ๐Ÿ™‚
        (The first season was so awesome that I don’t know if I could have watched more than a couple because I would have a sore jaw from all the times it hit the floor at unexpected plot twists ๐Ÿ˜€ )


        1. I love “Lost” too but the most I watched in a row was four or five ๐Ÿ˜ฏ it is addicting though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t catch it in real time on television, just the last season. I watched seasons 1-5 one summer, and then when I had to wait for the new weekly episodes come Fall, it was TORTURE!!


  5. Every time I think I’m missing Sir Guy and think mayyyybe I’ll just watch one episode for old time’s sake I think of Robin and Marian and buttMunch and think I’d have more fun punching myself in the throat. Then I think of punching the creator in the throat since he’s capable of creating an awesome show like Doc Martin (which I totally marathoned) and yet still foisted this schlock upon us. *shakes a fist!*

    I live alone, and most of my hobbies include sitting, so I’m good at marathoning shows. SVU happens a lot. I watched almost all of the “Up” documentaries in one sitting, but my back hurt so much that I had to hold 56 Up until the next day. Those fuckers were ADDICTIVE.


      1. They are crack in documentary form, is what they are.

        The first one was shot in 1964 and was called 7 Up. Some doc maker spoke to 14 7-year-olds from various socioeconomic statuses and asked them questions about politics, race, growing up, etc. And since they are only 7 you can forgive them if they say anything that would make an adult sound like an asshole. One of the film makers went back 7 years later and interviewed them all again, and continues to interview them every 7 years. It’s fascinating to watch people age 50 years before your eyes in 7 year increments. It’s also fascinating to watch as these people change and mature and change some more before your very eyes and how your perceptions of them change as they do.


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