How long have you spent watching your favourite shows?

Twitter hashtag #IveSeenEveryEpisodeOf shows off people's binging, but how long do shows like Breaking Bad, Doctor Who and Firefly take to watch? And what could you have done instead?

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‘Binge’ isn’t an attractive word, but Twitter is currently celebrating the art of the binge watch.

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#IveSeenEveryEpisodeOf is essentially a bragging competition, with TV lovers showing off about the series they’ve watched in their entirety.

Now, we are the last people to suggest you should forego your top shows in favour of doing anything else – but just to put that screen time in context, here’s what you could have done instead of sitting on the sofa, eating Pringles and wearing DVD box sets like slippers…


Breaking Bad

Time: 1 day, 22 hours

What you could have done:

Taken a lovely walking tour of the Peak District.


Doctor Who (classic series)

Time: 12 days, 9 hours

What you could have done:

Resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Doctor Who (2005-)

Time: 3 days, 14 hours

What you could have done:

Finished an entire work week.


Sherlock

Time: 14 hours

What you could have done:

Flown from Los Angeles to Sydney


Friends

Time: 3 days 15 hours

What you could have done:

Made a real friend.


Star Trek: The Next Generation

Time: 5 days 13 hours

What you could have done:

Flown to the Moon and back on Apollo 13.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Time: 4 days, 9 hours

What you could have done:

Really unwound on holiday.


Firefly

Time: 10 hours

What you could have done:

Watched some of the longest videos on YouTube from beginning to end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ7oFKsKzY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktbhw0v186Q


Time: BBC News 24 (now BBC News) was launched on November 9th 1997 – 17 years, 3 months and 15 days ago.

What you could have done:

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Made Lorde