So, finding myself at home, I have been on a kick of binge watching a lot of different stuff. Some successful, some not. I have tried a few shows on Amazon Prime, primarily Man in the High Castle. I barely made it through the first season. It was soooo slooooow. It was an interesting concept, but it really seems like a show that had good ideas that could have really been just a miniseries and done. Too much filler, and after reading about seasons 2-present, after Frank Spotnitz's departure, things fell apart. I also tried movies like A Quiet Place, which literally lasted 15 minutes. I signed up briefly for CBS all access for Picard, and while it kept me watching, I wasn't too impressed with either Picard, or CBS ALL Access (the options just aren't good...most of which can also be viewed on Ion TV).
So, I started turning to my disk collections, with an assortment of DVDs and Blurays. So far, on bluray, I've made it through the Aliens collection (including Prometheus and Covenant and AVP1) , Predator collection, the Terminator collection, Godfather and Goodfellas movies, the Bluray collection of the TNG classic 2 part episodes like BOBW, Chain of Command, Reunion, All Good Things, and a few others, all the Star Trek films, and my bluray collection of Star Wars 1-6. I've also watched on DVD the Indy Jones collection, Phantasm, Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, and a few other old school movies like Demon Seed, hammer horror, Space 1999, babylon 5, the Black Hole, Tron, etc.
There's a few things I found out about myself. One, I am STILL a physical media guy. I don't have the largest collection, but I would like to think I have a decent collection, especially where 1970s and 1980s sci fi are concerned. All this home media I have had for a while, but rarely watched, I am now watching big time now. I know movie collecting is really a product of the 1980s-2012ish, before streaming took things over.
Second, to me, streaming isn't the be all end all of home media. I still think you get a better movie experience on disk, especially when you have a 4k tv and 4k player and a decent sound system. I don't have state of the art, but pretty decent. Things on DVD and Bluray get upscaled a lot. I have found DVDs I watched on my old 1080P TV and DVD player have a huge upgrade with 4k tv and player. It literally looks pretty close to bluray quality. It makes old DVDs I've had for years and lost interest in because they are "just" DVD, look so much better and gives new rewatchability. Also, bluray looks darn close to 4k. It's not 4k but close enough for me, and upgrades the 2k blurays as much as it does DVD.
So, have any of you been binging, and if so, what? Also, do you like physical media or did you make the leap to streaming exclusively?