Please stop with the "All Season" threads.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by USAFSSO, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 #1 of 197

    USAFSSO Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Las Cruces, NM


    Is there anyone else out there annoyed with the continuous threads that are Season Threads? If you get a few episodes behind, you can get screwed with the spoilers. I thought there was a rule against that at one time.

    With that said I understand a few shows can dictate the need for it, daily episodic shows, news, Big Brother After Dark.
  2. Jul 18, 2011 #2 of 197

    ciscokid Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier on everyone, mostly yourself, just NOT to read them????
  3. Jul 18, 2011 #3 of 197

    magaggie Limabean Fransisco

    Apr 9, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I actually like them, because some shows won't ever have a thread, since they're "lower volume" shows. I admit they require self control to not look at them until the episode airs, but no more than not reading any episode specific threads do.

    There is a polite convention against not talking about future episodes in threads, but if the thread is devoted to the entire season I hardly see how that rule applies.
  4. Jul 18, 2011 #4 of 197

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    Then start a thread about the episode you want to talk about. I would assume people are starting the season threads because nobody is starting episode threads. If you start episode threads for every show you watch, then you'll have what you want.
  5. Jul 18, 2011 #5 of 197

    USAFSSO Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Las Cruces, NM


    As I said there was a rule against this. You being fairly new here wouldn't know that. I work a lot of hours and don't get a chance to watch it as soon as it airs, hence a TiVO/DVR. I can be several episodes behind. If I watch one ep and read a season thread Where do I stop. This was the reason for the single episode threads.

    Your second point is a failure in a few threads. Talking about episode three in a "Pilot" thread, "Wilfred".

    If I watch an episode soon after it airs and one hasn't started, I will start it. As I said, I'm usually weeks behind and it doesn't work out.

    Back when I started on this forum a few years ago the rule was followed, now days I guess I need to suck it up. Sorry ladies. :rolleyes:
  6. Jul 18, 2011 #6 of 197

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    Oh dear. The things that bug people.
  7. Jul 18, 2011 #7 of 197

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    I don't really like them because a lot of the time, especially with Sunday shows since both Tivos are jamming on Sundays, I am unable to watch my biggest shows for a few days. By the time I can watch and go on the thread everybody else is finished talking about the episodes.

    As for my secondary shows, I might not watch for a week or more so I cannot participate in the 'all season' threads because by that time the next ep has aired and is being discussed on the same thread.

    Sometimes I like to go on an ep thread just to read the discussions of others, especially mystery-type shows, to get more perspective. But if it's all lumped together then I cannot if I'm not caught up yet.

    But, hey, it's not my board so I guess that's just tough noogies for me. :D
  8. Jul 18, 2011 #8 of 197

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
  9. Jul 18, 2011 #9 of 197

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    I agree.

    I read whole season threads even if I am not current on the episodes. I just look at IMDB and see when the last episode I have not watched aired and stop reading when the posts get to that date. Easy peasy.
  10. Jul 18, 2011 #10 of 197

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    This thread with your avatar is amusing.
  11. Jul 18, 2011 #11 of 197

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    I have been around for quite a few years and seen both ways and seen other forums that use entire season threads. I see the arguments on both sides.

    HOWEVER As people say, if you want an individual episode thread then START one. People vote with their posts and people are voting this way and that way for different shows. Lets not be regulatory about it.
  12. Jul 18, 2011 #12 of 197

    d-dub Jami's Gameboy

    Mar 8, 2005
    Corn Country
    To each his own, but I don't consider seeing a detail or two before I see an episode to be a crisis.

    I prefer the per-episode threads, but I read the all-season threads as well. If I encounter a post that's about an episode I haven't seen yet, I simply stop reading the thread until I have.

    There are shows that I get behind on, and end up never reading either type of thread for those shows, since they've pretty much disappeared by the time I watch the show. That's the price I pay for not keeping up.
  13. Jul 18, 2011 #13 of 197

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
    Sugar Land, TX
    I'm sure there are things that bug you that people here in this thread might say the same thing about. No need to thread crap about it.
  14. Jul 18, 2011 #14 of 197

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    There have been whole season threads here for a long time. If you don't like them, stay out of them.
  15. Jul 18, 2011 #15 of 197

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    I'm pretty sure that isn't true.
  16. Jul 18, 2011 #16 of 197

    justen_m Cheesehead TCF Club

    Jan 14, 2004
    Boise, ID
    Anybody remember some of the earlier ones? The first one I participated in, IIRC, was about Whale Wars, which actually has a series thread, not just a season thread, that goes back years. This is a show that can be "spoiled" by just reading international news, as the show airs 6+ months after it is filmed.
  17. Jul 18, 2011 #17 of 197
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
  18. Jul 18, 2011 #18 of 197

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I didn't consider my remark a thread crap, just a comment on anal behavior.

    I started an episode thread for the first episode in July of Rescue Me. I suspect that would have been better served by an all season thread.
  19. Jul 18, 2011 #19 of 197
    Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    Some series lend themselves particularly well to "All Season" threads.

    The best example I can think of is "America's Got Talent". It's a relatively short summer series, and there is a clear and obvious continuity to the way it is done (as acts systematically make it through and get eliminated) that lends itself very well to being discussed in a single thread.

    Also, as has been mentioned "low volume" shows and shows with short seasons lend themselves well to "whole season" threads ("Treme" is a good example of a show that's in both of these categories).

    So, in other words, I don't find "all season" threads to be annoying if the show in question is a "good candidate" for such a thread.
  20. Jul 18, 2011 #20 of 197

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    +1. Except the people who gripe about season threads don't/won't start ep threads. They just want to gripe about other people happily participating in a thread they don't like.

    lol. So now we have weekly threads griping about season threads....why am I not surprised.:D

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