Long time between 'Fall Finale' and start of year (or whenever)....

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  1. sharkster

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    What's it been, like 5 years? Sure seems like it.
     
  2. zalusky

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    I don't watch broadcast as much as I used to and I think after the recent Grey's NEWS I am probably out on that. All that said I like the breaks as it gives me time to binge other streaming shows that released during the holidays. I also really hated the spurious week on and off they used to do in the old days kind of like the current SNL model.
     
  3. SoupMan

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    it’s been so long, I actually looked it up last week because I was starting to think I missed a season somewhere.
     
  4. Steveknj

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    I admit, I'm old school in my viewing habits, which have been culled over about 50 years of conscious TV viewing (i.e. starting to watch MY shows as opposed to what my parents like). I like to try and watch weekly shows during the week they air. First VHS and more recently DVR has changed these viewing habits to where I don't have to watch stuff "live" but I still like to watch stuff soon after they air if possible. For one it gives me an easier opportunity to discuss things here. For another it's just "habit". I don't see why I should have to change what I've always enjoyed doing. Plus it strings along shows so I can somewhat avoid the long lay overs between seasons. And it's much easier to find time time to binge 8-10 episodes than it is 15-25 (or whatever the broadcast network standards are these days. I'm also not a "snob" when it comes to broadcast TV. I know there are people out there who consider broadcast TV inferior because they are contained by standards that don't need to be met by cable/streaming. But I've always contended that it's much more difficult to write something when constrained like that than it is when there's no holds barred. So to me the best of broadcast TV in many respects is better written than many cable/streaming shows.

    So as said, I'll stream during the off season and watch "old school" TV the rest of the time. I'll supplement during the normal season with streaming or saved movies when there's time.
     
  5. mr.unnatural

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    I'm probably about 40/40/20 when it comes to watching network vs cable vs streaming programs. I record and watch network and cable shows typically within a day or two after they air, if possible, and binge on the streaming shows when there's a lull in the action from the other two. It gets to where I look forward to a season of one show ending so it frees up a time slot for me to watch something else. Problem is, there's usually another new show or season starting up right after the other show ends so it's a vicious cycle that I never seem to be able to break free of.
     
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  6. hapster85

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    Same here. Most notably behind on The CW superhero shows I watch. I think between those, and all of the superhero movies the last several years, I'm on overload. Just no motivation to catch up.

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  7. TAsunder

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    Fall finale to winter doesn't bug me, but I really don't get it when a "season" is broken up into "parts" that might be months or even a year between them. There must be some reason why they don't just call that a new season...
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's cheaper to make one 20-episode season than two 10-episode seasons.
     
  9. realityboy

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    I used this winter break to catch up on all 6! of them. I just watched the first parts of crisis yesterday in time to see the conclusion tomorrow. I may never be this caught up on them again.

    The winter break doesn’t really bother me since I have so many shows to catch up on that I’m not out of things to watch.
     
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  10. TAsunder

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    I'm kind of talking about the opposite, where they take an extended break filming and then have to re-start and then all to finish the second "part" of a season, sometimes not even having written the second "part" before they start up again.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    When has that happened? (I ask out of genuine curiosity...I've only heard of cases where "dual seasons" are filmed together but released separately.)
     
  12. mr.unnatural

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    I was curious about this as well so I googled it and this is what I found:

     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's usually cable shows that do the "split seasons," and they generally film much further in advance.
     
  14. TAsunder

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    BSG did it (once maybe cuz of the strike?). The new Sabrina did it. The Tick. Breaking Bad.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Sabrina's first two "seasons" were filmed all at once. I'm pretty sure the same was done with each of The Tick's split seasons. Breaking Bad was a special case, where they had to schedule a break because Gilligan hadn't written the whole thing.
     
  16. TAsunder

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    Why was Sabrina released in two parts then? Netflix doesn't generally do that. Was it the post filming work that got split up? In any case, either filming all at once or with a break between, it doesn't make sense to me to intentionally call it "part 1" and "part 2" instead of a new season or, in the case of network/cable, just calling it the same season.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    I think they wanted to save on costs by shooting two "seasons" together, since the show had a two-season order to begin with. Part 1 and Part 2 doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me (the second season is going to be Part 3 and Part 4).

    And in this post I'm jumbling together the various definitions of "season" they've used. Originally, it was going to be two 10-episode seasons, but they were combined into one 20-episode seasons split into two "parts." I guess they're using "seasons" for production and "parts" for release schedules.
     

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