If someone watches all the episodes of a season in a row, what will be a natural way to express this:

I watched an entire season in a row.

I watched an entire season together

What sounds natural "in a row" or "entire" with a season? And does "whole" instead of "entire" with "season" sound natural?

I watched a whole season .......


Consider ...in one go or ...in one sitting.

From https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/in+one+go:

at/in one go (British English)

in one single action; all at the same time: I don’t think I’ll be able to solve all the problems at one go. He ate the whole cake in one go. See also: go, one

In one go is as natural as I can think of to this native British English-speaker.

In one sitting might be more natural to American English-speakers, but I usually consider this one more-related to eating lots of food, rather than watching lots of TV.

Whole season and Entire season are both fine.

If you want to use in a row, consider changing the sentence so that the subject is plural. All episodes is a good substitute.

  • "I watched the whole season in one go."
  • "I watched the entire season in one go."
  • "I watched all episodes in a row."
  • "I watched all episodes, one after the other."
  • So isn't "in one go" common in AmE? Will Americans be more likely to use "in one sitting"? – It's about English Jul 15 '19 at 18:39
  • @It'saboutEnglish : Couldn't say for certain, as I'm not an American. I would understand either; I expect they would too, but as to whether it is common, you'd need to ask them. Ngram is interesting, though -- I'd have thought it the other way around. – jimbobmcgee Jul 15 '19 at 18:43
  • This is just English. There is no AmE or BrE thing here. In short, what is missing here is the verb: to binge watch a series. That is what people are saying nowadays for this. But this answer is fine. – Lambie Jul 15 '19 at 19:14
  • @Lambie : "binge-watch" was there--in someone else's comment to the question--until about 30s ago. I was affording the commenter the chance to answer themselves, and let it stand on its own merit. Has obviously been removed by the comment police, though... – jimbobmcgee Jul 15 '19 at 19:21
  • No worries at all. – Lambie Jul 15 '19 at 19:28

I hadn't realized this was defined as an actual word: binge-watch:

: to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession // Even those of us who have bundled TV and broadband-Internet subscriptions from telephone or cable companies increasingly use them to binge-watch Netflix shows like Orange Is the New Black on an iPad … rather than flip through 500 channels to find nothing on.
//— Rana Foroohar

I would have said this was more informal before I thought to look it up, but it seems as if it's entered modern culture.

In short:

I binge-watched the entire season of the show one night.

  • That's fine, but I voted for the other answer as it's closer to the question. – Lambie Jul 15 '19 at 19:51
  • And will it be okay to use "I watched an entire season all at once." – It's about English Jul 16 '19 at 6:06
  • And what about "I read an entire novel (ate a whole cake) all at once. (in one sitting) – It's about English Jul 16 '19 at 6:07
  • @It'saboutEnglish The verb is binge-watch. You can't do that with a book or a cake. It might be possible to say that you binged or binged on those things, but that would be less common, and it might be misunderstood without specific context. Also, it would have slightly different meaning. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 16 '19 at 14:25
  • @JasonBassford will it be okay to use: "I watched an entire season all at once." (For "binge watching".) – It's about English Jul 17 '19 at 10:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.