The Orville is moving to Hulu

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  1. Jul 21, 2019 #41 of 159
    Amnesia

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    That seems quite selfish and petty of you.

    You prefer to watch shows once a week. Fine, I get it. But even if it's all released at once, you still have the option of watching just one episode a week. So really, it's all the same to you.

    But for people who prefer to binge-watch, it makes a big difference. Why shouldn't both groups get to watch it the way they prefer?
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2019 #42 of 159
    Tony_T

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    You can still binge if it's weekly -- just wait for the season to end.
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2019 #43 of 159
    Family

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    Forget it. That's jumping thru hoops!
     
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  4. Jul 21, 2019 #44 of 159
    Mikeguy

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    I was thinking, spreadsheets of shows and networks are becoming mandatory.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2019 #45 of 159
    Mikeguy

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    Without getting into the specifics, what an interesting take/possibility.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2019 #46 of 159
    mr.unnatural

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    Releasing one show a week is just a ploy by Hulu to make you extend your subscription for the entire season. If they dumped all of the shows at once then what's to prevent anyone from binge watching over a weekend and then dropping them? Netflix and Amazon can do it because of the sheer volume of original content they offer in addition to their vast library of movies and TV shows. I haven't really compared the overall lineups from each provider, but I'm pretty sure that Hulu falls way short of the other two when it comes to original programming.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019 #47 of 159
    Steveknj

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    That option still exists.
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2019 #48 of 159
    Steveknj

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    That's a good point, and I wonder if the network streamers will do the same (is this how CBSAA works too?) Show one a week for 12 weeks and they got you for 3 months, and they assume that you'll find something else and stick around.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2019 #49 of 159
    Steveknj

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    I know some folks say it's easy, Takes two seconds. But it's keeping track of where shows are, when to drop networks and bring new ones on. I know some folks keep a spreadsheet, but to me that's "work". I don't want to work to watch TV. I just want to watch TV.
     
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  10. Jul 22, 2019 #50 of 159
    allan

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    It doesn't affect me personally, since I'm already on Hulu. But I wonder if the shrinking audience will hurt the show.
     
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  11. Jul 22, 2019 #51 of 159
    mattyro7878

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    Then again, if you are patient you can join when your shoe is in week 12 and binge watch from that point on. Personally I can't wait for a new Star Trek so I pay while it airs. Now, no Star Trek...no CBS All access.
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2019 #52 of 159
    Tony_T

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    Hulu does at times drop-all-at-once (recently Catch-22).
     
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  13. Jul 22, 2019 #53 of 159
    eddyj

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    Veronica Mars also dropped all at once.
     
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  14. Jul 22, 2019 #54 of 159
    vertigo235

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    Interesting move, but I'm just glad there will be a Season 3, not too worried about where it is.
     
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  15. Jul 22, 2019 #55 of 159
    Lurker1

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    Sites like ReelGood make it very easy to keep track of shows you like, where they are, and how many unwatched episodes are available. Try it, and you'll see that it is more "fun" than "work".
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2019 #56 of 159
    TonyD79

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    It’s fun to track where shows are and turn accounts off and on. I won’t be coming to any of your parties if that would be the fun part. ;)
     
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  17. Jul 22, 2019 #57 of 159
    Tony_T

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    I keep track of streaming shows with Tivo's 1pass.
    You can launch directly into the App from Tivo (but I use my Roku to watch)
     
  18. Jul 22, 2019 #58 of 159
    aaronwt

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    I've been watching The Orville from Hulu commercial free for a while now. So this won't have any affect on me. I switched to watching from Hulu because of the terrible video quality FIOS has now. And the DC OTA video quality is equally as bad. The quality from Hulu is a night a day difference.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2019 #59 of 159
    aaronwt

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    I would love for them to release all episodes at once. I've preferred that ever since my first binge watching session in 1984. With St. Elsewhere using a VCR.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2019 #60 of 159
    aaronwt

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    Even when I had all the premium channels, I still watched them from their apps. HBO, Showtime, Starz etc. Since the quality was much better than what FiOS has.

    Although now that I don't have the premiums on FiOS. I just subscribe to those apps as needed.

    But with Hulu I subscribe all year. Since I watch my broadcast shows with Hulu. And then pay outright for the other broadcast shows from NBC, ABC, and FOX that Hulu doesn't carry.
     

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