Okay, I have a few ideas to how to get it started again, and have a few options that I hope to get some response to.
1. Continue from where we left of in s2, with an episode discussion post a week and trying for a set time each week to watch and comment together, just like before.
2. Continue from where we left of, but with no set time to watch together, just discussion posts to talk about the episode.
3. Start over from s1, ep 1, with whichever above option is preferred in how to do it. If we start over it might be easier to get people to join in, and I would take some time trying to advertise it different places in the hopes of getting as many as possible to join. I think people would be more willing to if they can join in from the start.
4. Picking storylines or random episodes to watch the episodes of. This could be in addition to one of the above as well, say we're in s1/s2 of the regular re-watch, then one week we instead pick a later storyline to watch 3-4 episodes of. This could be an interesting way to compare how characters and the show changed as well. But this could also be how we do the whole re-watch, by simply picking a series of episodes or a few random ones each week. Personally I'd prefer it in addition to a regular re-watch where we watch the episodes chronologically, but I wanted it as an option.
I also want to ask if anyone would consider being my co-mod here? You don't need more than basic knowledge of how livejournal works. It's just to have someone help me run the episode discussions, for when I won't be able to participate or to remind me about it when I forget. ;)
I am going away on holiday this Saturday, and will be away for two weeks. So nothing is happening at least until I'm back. So there's some time to talk things over and think about it.
Okay, I've been thinking about what to do with the re-watch. It's becoming more and more difficult finding a time that fits everyone, and some weeks it's felt like I'm chasing people down to try and make them show. :p And for the summer it's gonna be difficult since people will be off travelling or doing summer jobs or whatever, and schedules often change for all of us during summer. I did consider just giving up on it, but I don't wanna do that either. So instead I'm thinking of changing it around a bit. Instead of watching it together and doing live commentary, how about setting a certain number of episodes a week and putting up a discussion post each Friday for people to post whatever they want about the episodes? That way people can watch when they have time and still discuss parts of the episode. We can write our own reviews or just put down some comments or try to start a discussion on something in the episodes.
Would love some feedback on this. Both on the idea itself and how many episodes a week. I was thinking five, one for each weekday if anyone prefers it like that, or just to sit and watch five in a row. Anywhere between 2-5 I think. 1 a week I think will make it go too slow.
Just wanted to let you know that the re-watch will be put on hold for a bit. My uncle died on Friday, and the funeral is next week, so I'm just not sure when I'll have the energy to get around to it. I'll get back to you guys when things calm down and I can get it started again.