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You've knocked this one out of the park (again) Lonzy
Except for Dr Who for some reason, I actually quite liked seeing how shit the next episode was likely to be.
Like the way they seem to tell you the whole of the week's plots in shitty magazines?
I like more when they do the 'previously on Justified' or 'previously on AMC's the walking dead'
properly loving this final Justified season. BOYD, AVA, RAYLAN
When they show you something that happened AGES ago and you're like "oh, so that's coming back huh?"
[waits for DiS to realise I'm not a bit keen]
Previously on [INSERT SHOW HERE] - *Scenes from ages showing a character we haven't seen in ages are played alerting us to the fact there is definitely going to be some kind of shocking return/death in tonight's episode*
on the basis that you weren't likely to have forgotten stuff. Then fucking weirdos complained that it spoilt the feel of the set or something. Stupid.
That said, HBO do remove it and with a show like Sopranos on DVD, I still found myself losing track of which similar gangster was which.
And you'll love this Lonzy.
I used to skip the bits at the end of Arrested Development thinking they were spoily until I realised they were just an amusing spoof.
Ended up watching about half of season's worth of them in one go to remedy it. I felt a proper 'nana.
or show stuff from a different programme to mix things up.
Shows that do a little preview before an advert break and a little recap afterwards.
They do my nut in.
all those type of things. Turn a 20 minute programme into an hour.
Fucking loads of shows do it and I'm an idiot for not realising
All of the lifestyle 'documentaries' that have to manufacture tension in them.
Things like Location, Location, Location, Storage Hunters, any cooking challenge show and any building/refurb show.
5 mins of actual content repeated in so many ways you have no idea where you're meant to be in the narrative at any given moment. Something to do with countless ad breaks and accommodating channel-hoppers I guess.
Where he does the "next time on Better Caul Saul" bit.
I don't like that either.
I've watched up to episode 7 and I have no idea what you are on abaht?
And then counts down, I let it count down this week wondering if I wasn't actually up-to-date but it started another video which was a preview thing.
It's quite weird how they are older than they are in the future. That's sci-fi for you I guess.
Can we have a preview of whatever shit threads you'll be starting next week?
Another thing I hate is when you're watching a US of A programme on a channel with fewer ad breaks, so there are scenes with weird pauses and recaps. Stupid.
but in the 80s and 90s you'd note how the ad-break blackout would be pretty much mid-scene, I guess to make sure people didn't flip around. Must have been frustrating. Made the shows a bit crazy on Channel 4, where they would put the ads in between scenes like normal.
they actually put the coming next week bits in every ad break
every single one
Fox UK are the worst at scene mining to provide a misleading impression of what is going to happen.