N. Needleman wrote:Just realized I need to get started fast on a binge-rewatch if I intend to rewatch the whole show (for like the 30th time) plus FWWM before the new series starts. I wasn't going to do it yet again since I know so much of it by heart, but it's been about six to nine months at least since my last go-round, and I figure I should have it fresh in my mind in order to adequately compare and contrast.
Interesting. I'm of the opposite mindset - I wish I'd left more of a gap between the old and new series. Ideally, I would've liked to finish the last rewatch back in the autumn. I feel like it's somehow inappropriate to hop straight from 25 years ago into the new story, particularly because I expect some major differences in tone and content. I think it'll be quite jarring.
Then again, I'm speaking as a relatively new viewer. I guess those of you of the 'original' bunch have felt the passage of time quite well, without the need for, uh, simulation.. Oh well, I haven't followed my own advice anyway. Couldn't resist a recent rewatch. Still, I think it would've felt more right
to distance it a bit from the premiere. I don't see why you would want to "compare and contrast", either.
Also - I like to follow FWWM with the Pilot and finish off with The Missing Pieces. I recommend this.