Author Topic: Next episode...  (Read 659 times)

kalowski

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Next episode...
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:15:07 PM »
Why do they do it? My wife thinks I'm a bit weird about this, but as soon as any series does the "next time on..." preview clips at the end of an episode I run out of the room. I don't want the next episode spoiled. I hate being given even the tiniest clue. It doesn't get me excited for the next episode, it spoils the next episode. Have I said it spoils things? It does. It spoils things.

gib

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 11:06:39 PM »
You're right and your wife is wrong.

kalowski

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 11:13:07 PM »
You're right and your wife is wrong.
YES!

Re: Next episode...
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 11:25:42 PM »
Yeah, they should concentrate on making this week's episode good enough that people will take it on trust that next week's will also be worth watching.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 11:37:56 PM »
“Before the break”... this happened

“Coming up in this week’s episode of Murder She Wrote”...you goldfish brained yankees

Re: Next episode...
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 12:46:37 PM »
Mission impossible movies helpfully show you all the key plot points and action scenes during the opening montage. This happens, then this... Ok now here it is.

Moribunderast

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 12:58:21 PM »
Why do they do it? My wife thinks I'm a bit weird about this, but as soon as any series does the "next time on..." preview clips at the end of an episode I run out of the room. I don't want the next episode spoiled. I hate being given even the tiniest clue. It doesn't get me excited for the next episode, it spoils the next episode. Have I said it spoils things? It does. It spoils things.

I'm the same - but then again I also put headphones on and stare at the floor for 15 minutes in the cinema when the trailers play, so I may be genuinely weird. I just don't see the point in watching something if you already know a bunch of the story beats. I barely even like to know the premise!

Norton Canes

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 01:10:01 PM »
It's not so much the spoilering of the next installment that bothers me about 'Next Time' trailers, as the fact that when the current episode finishes I want to, you know, think about what I've just watched, properly digest it. I don't want to be instantaneously bombarded with what's coming up. I love that feeling, after watching a programme on DVD, of simply contemplating it while the credits roll gracefully and the closing theme plays. If I've enjoyed what I've seen then chances are I'll be watching the next episode. That's the best trailer.

Re: Next episode...
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 06:03:05 PM »
BTW, stuff that begins by showing part of the climax then jumps back in time to show the events leading up to it can fuck off as well. Starting something off by showing you there's a good bit coming up later is just a lazy way of dealing with the first 2/3 not being good enough to keep you watching on its own merit.

BlodwynPig

  • Throwing two dogs at a goblin
Re: Next episode...
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 06:44:08 PM »
BTW, stuff that begins by showing part of the climax then jumps back in time to show the events leading up to it can fuck off as well. Starting something off by showing you there's a good bit coming up later is just a lazy way of dealing with the first 2/3 not being good enough to keep you watching on its own merit.

One of the worst devices. Often destroys any suspense that happens in the interim. Oh the lead character David Mangeroid is in peril on that rhinoceros!!! Ah, but I know he will be safe as we saw that he is in even worse peril later on (underneath a shark).

Kelvin

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 01:05:28 AM »
I totally disagree with the OP. For me, "next time" clips, and trailers in general are all about building your HYPE!! If the next episode has a good teaser, well edited, I'm climbing up the walls waiting for it to air, which for me is as much a part of the experience as actually watching an episode.

kalowski

  • the Zone of Zero Funkativity
Re: Next episode...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2019, 08:09:01 AM »
I think the last series if The Bridge had a cliffhanger of "Is she dead?!!??" The very first clip of the "Next episode..." basically said, "No she isn't."

DolphinFace

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 08:27:02 AM »
As one of the last remaining people who still watches Dragon's Den; they're particularly awful with the "next episode" thing. It's edited in a way that makes it look incredibly dramatic and shocking, whereas when viewed in context, it's just someone who doesn't know the pre-tax profit their company made 5 years ago.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Next episode...
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
But at least it has Kelvin climbing the walls with anticipation