I have started a new thread so as not to go off topic on the Homeland thread that started this
Originally Posted by efilippi
This is in danger of going off topic but I see this comment in threads about all kinds of things and am just baffled that people would watch a movie or tv show or by extension read a book and just Fast Forward whenever they get to a spot that 'bores' them. How does one know just when to hit the button and then just when to stop? Baffling.
I do it all the time.
SCANDAL - I pretty much fast forward when ever Olivia Pope and The President are alone. No seriously, - they have been having the same conversation since episode 1. Over it.
I have also found on some shows there is the main storyline / character and then there are sub-plots that have nothing to do with the main plot.
Remember JUDGING AMY?
Amy's character had a brother played by Dan Futterman. The brother had a subplot that never had anything to do with Amy or her mother (Tyne Daly). The actor Dan Futterman left the show and they brought in Kyle Rahm and his character Kyle McCarty (I had to look all that up).
The Kyle McCarty character had subplots in every episode that you could fast forward through and it had zero significance on watching the rest of the show.
Interestingly enough the creator of the show is Barbara Hall who now has MADAM SECRETARY on the air and she is doing the same exact thing with Tim Daly's character. He recently had an episode where he went off on his own story that had nothing to do with Tea Leoni. PERFECT fast forwarding material :)
On the shows that I do this with, I usually make sure to watch the "previously on" to see if I missed anything of great importance - but I fast forward all the time.