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4th Nov '16 11:29:11 AM ChronoLegion
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** The alternative is to wait until the end of the season and find a [=YouTube=] playlist with the entire season. You still have to watch the ads almost every video, though.
24th Oct '16 5:45:16 PM BlueGuy
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* Spoofed in [[http://sirlorence.tumblr.com/post/116080682384 this]] ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' comic, where the penultimate panel is immediately redone in a more realistic style as the Blu Ray version.
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* Cliffhangers, secret endings, tiny plot details the games expect you to remember made it all the more confusing if you played Kingdom Hearts by release. Fortunately with he two Kingdom Hearts HD collections you don't have to, containing all the main games playable back to back, and two side games available as movies.

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* Cliffhangers, secret endings, and tiny plot details the games expect you to remember made it all the more confusing if you played Kingdom Hearts by each ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' title on release. Fortunately with he the two Kingdom Hearts HD collections you don't have to, containing all the main games playable back to back, and two side games available as movies.
18th Oct '16 8:14:30 PM nombretomado
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** Really, any show made by 70/30 Productions (''{{Sealab 2021}}'', ''FriskyDingo'').

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** Really, any show made by 70/30 Productions (''{{Sealab (''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', ''FriskyDingo'').''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'').
16th Oct '16 4:30:07 PM MrChips2301
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* TopGear:
** BBC Worldwide were apparently aware of the sizable portion of its fanbase that just watches the show for the antics of its presenters (as opposed to the reviews and more serious segments), releasing six DVD compilations of just challenges.
** Most of Top Gear's specials were given extended cuts when released on DVD/Blu-ray.
** The Africa/Burma/Patagonia specials were aired in two parts, but were essentially two-hour challenges with no natural break. The episodes specials feel a lot more complete when viewed together, and Africa/Burma are even presented on Netflix in CompilationMovie format.
** Averted with many of the 'Complete Series #' releases, which are the EditedForSyndication versions with a whole ten minutes removed from each episode.
12th Oct '16 8:43:05 PM Gamermaster
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** {{WebAnimation/RWBY}} was made by the same company and fits this trope for similar reasons. Some fans have eschewed watching new episodes entirely, saying; "Well, it's a good series, but I'll just buy the DVD when it comes out."

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** {{WebAnimation/RWBY}} ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' was made by the same company and fits this trope for similar reasons. Some fans have eschewed watching new episodes entirely, saying; "Well, it's a good series, but I'll just buy the DVD when it comes out."
3rd Oct '16 6:55:59 PM TheBuddy26
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* Like movies and television, video game series released on an episodic schedule (such as the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episodes'' series, and Telltale's ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' games) can feel more cohesive when individual episodes are played back-to-back instead of having to wait anywhere between a month and [[ScheduleSlip five years (and counting)]] for a new entry in the series.

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* Like movies and television, video game series released on an episodic schedule (such as the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episodes'' series, and Telltale's ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' games) can feel more cohesive when individual episodes are played back-to-back instead of having to wait anywhere between a month and [[ScheduleSlip five ten years (and counting)]] for a new entry in the series.
18th Sep '16 9:34:57 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', one of the first popular American shows outside of {{soap opera}}s to be built around a series-spanning MythArc (it's the TropeNamer for that term, even) rather than an episodic structure, naturally fell into this. It's been said that the rise of streaming and binge-watching was largely responsible for the show's PopularityPolynomial in the '10s (such that it got a MiniSeries revival in 2016), as viewers could follow its storyline from beginning to end.
17th Sep '16 4:25:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Zone_(TV_series) The Dead Zone]]'', due to its arc-heavy storyline.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Zone_(TV_series) The Dead Zone]]'', ''Series/TheDeadZone'', due to its arc-heavy storyline.
17th Sep '16 2:53:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* A lot of shows cancelled after just a season or so feel this way, such as ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' and ''FlashForward2009'', feel a lot better on DVD leading some to be frustrated at the end of the series. Watching one episode after another commercial-free makes the story feel much tighter.

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* A lot of shows cancelled after just a season or so feel this way, such as ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' and ''FlashForward2009'', ''Series/FlashForward2009'', feel a lot better on DVD leading some to be frustrated at the end of the series. Watching one episode after another commercial-free makes the story feel much tighter.
29th Aug '16 12:20:17 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': While most stories were fully self-contained, the classic series occasionally had a lot of {{Call Back}}s and {{Continuity Nod}}s. Old story elements, enemies and allies could be brought back again several years later and since reruns were rare (or, in the case of several black-and-white episodes, [[LostEpisode impossible]]) you couldn't possibly keep track of everything unless you'd been watching since the beginning and had an exceptional memory (don't forget the series ran continuously for [[LongRunner 26 years]]). Watching them on DVD allows you to keep better track of the continuity and be able to appreciate the details and references to previous stories more. In particular, it makes the many continuity-heavy stories of TheEighties, widely criticized at the time for their ContinuityLockout status, much more enjoyable. On the other hand, the serial format and (typically) slow pace of the classic stories translates poorly to DVD marathoning, as it creates a lot of pacing issues with repetitive "companion in peril" cliffhangers at the end of each episode.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': While most stories were fully self-contained, the classic series occasionally had a lot of {{Call Back}}s and {{Continuity Nod}}s. Old story elements, enemies and allies could be brought back again several years later and since reruns were rare (or, in the case of several black-and-white episodes, [[LostEpisode impossible]]) you couldn't possibly keep track of everything unless you'd been watching since the beginning and had an exceptional memory (don't forget the series ran continuously for [[LongRunner 26 years]]).years). Watching them on DVD allows you to keep better track of the continuity and be able to appreciate the details and references to previous stories more. In particular, it makes the many continuity-heavy stories of TheEighties, widely criticized at the time for their ContinuityLockout status, much more enjoyable. On the other hand, the serial format and (typically) slow pace of the classic stories translates poorly to DVD marathoning, as it creates a lot of pacing issues with repetitive "companion in peril" cliffhangers at the end of each episode.
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