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    So, I had been watching Blacklist. I was really enjoying it for like 3-4 episodes then I noticed that EVERY episode is the same.

    1. Someone dies.
    2. They investigate it.
    3. Someone else dies, but they almost stop it!
    4. They hunt the baddie.
    5. Baddie dies.

    It's not just that show but there are many that have a pattern that doesn't differ much from episode to episode.

    Pretty much so EVERY season and EVERY episode of Supernatural is the same.

    It's annoying. After I notice it i'll watch another episode just to verify then it's pretty much so dead to me.

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    Congratulations. You just discovered how TV series work.


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    In Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D almost no one dies. You might enjoy that, I didn't.

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    Oh, I don't care if people die. I just hate it when every episode is the same.
    It doesn't seem to happen as often if there is a well developed metaplot.

    Im also amazed that marci has almost 10k posts consisting of one line douce-spones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Oh, I don't care if people die. I just hate it when every episode is the same.
    It doesn't seem to happen as often if there is a well developed metaplot.

    Im also amazed that marci has almost 10k posts consisting of one line douce-spones.
    What the hell did you expect? Did you decide to turn on your TV for the first time in your life and watch a TV show?
    90% of TV shows out there are like that. All of them have patterns.

    Go watch CSI: Miami/New York/Las Vegas


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    this is why I don't watch TV


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    by the way, the term for this isn't patterns. the word you are looking for is formulaic

    :^)


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    Marci, we all get it. You get off on being a douche.
    Maybe slow it down a little though so you seem a little less retarded.
    90% =/= ALL


    But, yeah. TV pretty much sucks. Unless I am watching in zombie mode things tend to annoy me.
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    It really depends. An overall shoddy show can't be saved by jumbling up it's premise. Look at
    Columbo or Star Treck: Every episode the same, but still good writing/acting that makes the most of it.

    There are some shows where I can easily overlook it. Southpark, the Simpsons, Futurama; They all have tons of repetitive parts in them, that just get reheated for the occasion.

    However I like shows most for their original parts. It doesn't have to be the mighty boosh, but just because you can label shows like The Killing as a murder mystery and know 90% of the plot, doesn't mean that it isn't one of the top five shows I have ever watched by my judgement.

    Stay frosty.

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