Ideal Duration

Plankton

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Documentaries can be engaging, educational, or both depending on the topic and its method of explanation. It can be convenient to watch a 1-hr documentary but more than that, the viewer can start to lose interest. When do you watch a documentary until the end? Would you prefer a 30-minute documentary over long ones?
 

PictureHub

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For me, it doesn't matter how long it is; I will watch any documentary to the end. I never lose interest because documentaries narrate events as they happened, so no fiction is involved.
 

Beck

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If it's too long for you to watch in its entirety, you can record it. Like 3 or 4 hours is too long for me, but if it's a fascinating topic and well-made, I will go back to it.
 

Markshot 12

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It has to be about ancient history or aliens to keep my attention. Seriously. I like hearing little-talked-about subjects like that. The length doesn't matter as long as the subject matter is good.
 

Lily Stew

Active member
I'd watch any documentary about food and history. It doesn't matter how long it'll be since I'm fond of those topics. The suitable duration may also vary depending on the subject. Other documentaries wouldn't work out if they're not able to present all the information needed.
 

Stephen

Member
I think it all depends on what the documentary is about. If it's something about space, history or animals, I could definitely binge-watch one for hours.
 

Terry

Member
It has to be about ancient history or aliens to keep my attention. Seriously. I like hearing little-talked-about subjects like that. The length doesn't matter as long as the subject matter is good.
Oh I could watch documentaries about aliens for hours on end. There was (or still is) a show called Ancient Aliens, and I remember watching one episode after the other for days.
 

Anastasia

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Any documentaries about ancient Egypt would get my attention and keep it for hours. I am so fascinated by ancient history, and especially ancient Egypt.
 

Sweet Takes

Well-known member
Honestly if the topic was of interest to me, the longer the better. If it is something that I have to watch, but have zero interest, 30 minutes is enough!
 

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