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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by innocentfreak, Oct 6, 2016.
You guys? WTF is ADG?
So what was the "side conversation" anyway? This is a thread about new shows and someone lamented that there aren't many new shows which are good. Strange post, really, in a thread full of new shows that at least one person (the OP) funds good enough to mention. But not really that much off topic, is it?
And does anyone really expect or hope that there will be many new posts here every day? They would be insane! There will be heavy periods around the new season start times (and where we used to have just September, now we also have several other major start times) and there will be lulls.
I don't see the thread named "Announcements of new shows" or anything that precludes talking about new shows mentioned here. And defining "new" is somewhat loose too since it certainly includes older shows appearing in new markets and probably several other permutations. I'd probably suggest those folks being so anal about it might consider hiring someone to curate the exact sort of notifications they want rather than expecting it to be done to their requirements in a public forum.
From the discussion, it should be clear to anyone that there is a difference of opinion about that. Even you don't seem to believe it, since you didn't take your comment (which clearly has nothing to do with a new television show) private.
Well aren't you a crafty one, hoisting me by my own petard.
Sometimes more than one person has to hear the message.
Now, NAZIS! And the conversational descent is complete.
Now you're just being disingenuous. A comment about a new show mentioned in this thread is one thing. A two page discussion about the golden age of television is clearly something else. But okay, I think I've done enough to contribute to the off-topic nature of this nonsense - hopefully someone will have news of a new show about to start (such as season 2 of Star Trek Discovery - even thought that's not really a "new" show)
How 'bout them Cowboys?
Yeah, let's get back to trailers for shows none of us can watch legally with an implicit endorsement of piracy.
Live by the sword; die by the sword.
That's a narrow US centric view of the forum's members' locations, not to mention the various ways a lot of these shows are available here in the US, either right away or in the future.
No it isn’t. Those are new TV show announcements are for foreign shows with no information about how to watch them even in the country of origin and only say “available by magic.”
If the intent were to announce to, say, UK viewers that they have a new show to watch then it would follow the same format as the shows in the US... you know, with channel and date information. Instead we basically get a “go pirate it” and then whenever anyone calls it out there’s lots of hand waving and denial.
Most of the posts I see have preview videos, which show the network name prominently.
For those NOT able to watch the show when it originally airs, then they can use various streaming services like Acorn, BritBox, Netflix, etc, or often PBS for some, to watch the show - they may need to track them (like in a spreadsheet, which I like to use) and periodically check to see when it becomes available.
One thing I've done more than once is to ago back to old posts to see if there are any shows that I didn't hear about for any reason (so it's not in my spreadsheet), that may be available to watch now - sometimes they've already released a few sessions by the time I discover them.
I just rechecked my spreadsheet because of the recent posts - There's a promising sounding detective show (mentioned here 2 years ago) named Cardinal that is now on Hulu - initially it wasn't readily available to watch in the US.
Like I said, hand-waving and denial.
Please whine about it somewhere else.
I shall continue to complain about it any time someone else complains about discussions of new tv shows in the new tv show thread.
more's the pity.
I’m not denying anything - as mentioned on page one of this thread, “magical means” means “torrents, streaming, etc.” No one is denying that at all.
As far as hand-waving - Some folks will use streaming (as mentioned, tons of the shows mentioned here eventually show up on available streaming services such as BritBox, Acorn, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc. Just because a show isn’t available instantaneously for *you* doesn’t mean the show isn’t a new TV show that can be watched by others. You seem to be whining because some of these new shows are potentially only initially available to people who can watch TV in the UK, Canada, Australia. But we have people who live and visit those countries. Plus, if you find a way to track these promising sounding shows, then periodically you can search for them to see if they have subsequently been picked up by a streaming service you already have, or are willing to subscribe to.
There’s really nothing fundamentally different between a post about a new show on ITV in the UK and a new show that’s only available on a specific cable company’s platform (like Comcast, Charter, etc.). Either you can get the channel, or you can’t, but some here can. And eventually, most things seem to wind up on some other platform (and worst-case, DVDs can often be bought).
I really am curious what you would rather - do you want to only have people post about new shows that you personally can get?
Maybe a new thread is warranted for that. Or make it US-specific... “Official New TV shows available for people in the US”.
No, I'd rather people stop complaining when discussions about new tv shows occur in the "official new tv show thread." It may be that the original intent was to post trailers and a brief description of a show but that's not the title of the thread nor what some of us want to discuss when it comes to the topic of "new tv shows." If that's what you want it to be then get the title changed (I'd suggest something like "The official tv show trailer thread" perhaps) and we can discuss new tv shows in a new "official new tv show thread." Until that happens I'll continue to scroll past posts in this "official new tv show thread" that contain content such as the announcement of (and implicit endorsement of the piracy of) the 22nd season of a UK show I can't (yet) watch the 22nd season of legally. And I'll continue to mock and complain about content that doesn't remotely match the title of this thread when people complain that we are actually veering on topic.