Classic Movies and TV Shows: Why Do We Keep Watching Them Over-and-Over Again?

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Think about one (or more) of your favorite movies or TV shows and series that you've seen multiple times. Some of us have lost count of how many times we've repeatedly viewed some of these options. What is our fascination with watching and rewatching these beloved classics? Let's take a look at why we continue to tune into these popular choices.

Holiday Fan-Favorites

For many families, couples, and singles alike, the holiday season just wouldn't be complete without watching our favorite movies from the past. Whether it's black and white classics like It's a Wonderful Life or more current presentations of Die Hard, it's often considered a time-honored Christmas tradition.

When it comes to the latter film, some would argue the unorthodox performance of Bruce Willis as a hero in this action-packed, crime-based drama doesn't qualify as a holiday flick, others beg to differ. Even the writer and director of this particular movie reveal it was in fact meant to be a Yuletide presentation according to trusted sources in the entertainment industry.

Quotes and Culture

When you think about it, quoting movies has become an important and entertaining part of today's (and yesterday's) culture. It's so commonplace, that familiar and memorable lines from beloved movies are often featured in everything from water cooler conversations in the workplace to global topics and memes found all over the world-wide-web. They're easily recognized by the majority of the population and often point to different circumstances and are used to connect with people on a variety of different levels from overcoming adversity to embracing acceptance.

Trivia and Competitive Victories

On a personal level, I absolutely love playing games of movie and TV trivia, especially with my big brother whom I've been competing on an intellectual and sibling rival level my entire life. Both of us truly enjoy the concept of attempting to stump each other with bizarre remembrances and our knowledge of entertainment examples from the past, the older, more obscure, the better. For example, here are a few of my favorite victories and blasts from the past:

My Question: What were the names of Woody the Woodpecker's Nephew and Niece? 

The Answer: Knothead and Splinter respectively. Were you stumped? So was I!

Other Odd Queries  What were the names of Woody's girlfriend and his horse? 

Answer: Winnie and Sugarfoot, again respectively.

I'm saving those last two relative cartoon questions for a future trivia battle with my big brother and therefore I'm hoping he doesn't see this post. Perhaps he's also been researching ways to beat me in these brainy challenges. I'll be staying tuned and doing my best to remember these unusual references from many days gone by to best my older sibling. 

Finding Easter Eggs and Viewing the Unseen

No matter how many times we may have seen a certain TV show or memorable movie, we may have overlooked something that was either unseen or overlooked during a past viewing. For instance and when it comes to more current cultural movie references, there are tons of examples where writers, producers, and directors enjoy planting Easter Eggs in their movies, especially in animation as mentioned previously.

Studio producers like Disney and Pixar are literally world-famous for hiding these things in plain sight or stashed in the background during their presentations. They often look to former (or future) presentations to get a little chuckle at their viewer's expense. But the more these hidden gems are circulated with the public, it seems audiences are tuning in multiple times in order to find them to see for themselves. 

Luckily, the majority of these shows and movies are available on both basic and premium cable channels available from Buckeye Broadband. If you're looking to expand or trim your entertainment packages, we're happy to help. Consumers are available to make these changes either online or by contacting friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful representatives at one of our many locations. We're always looking forward to hearing from you.

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