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17th Feb '18 10:12:59 PM wingedcatgirl
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Also not to be confused with EnhancedOnDVD, when the DVD release is better because the creators actively made it better, rather than anything to do when or how you watch the episodes.
7th Feb '18 4:40:53 PM K
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' given its fatal combination of being constantly put on hiatus, never reran, and ongoing plot threads and character arcs, is much, ''much'' easier to stomach when you can binge episodes all at once. The series was particularly frustrating for younger fans even when it was running weekly, due to its habit of having a character or faction do something strange or questionable or evil, then ignoring it for an episode, and only ''then'' having a cathartic payoff in the episode after ''that''.
27th Jan '18 5:20:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', partly because shows by TimMinear and Creator/JossWhedon already tend to do this anyway, partly because it's a dense, fast-paced MythArc-heavy show with steady plot and character arc progression from one episode to the next, and partly because watching the episodes more than once means you catch [[FridgeBrilliance more of the little things]].

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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', partly because shows by TimMinear Creator/TimMinear and Creator/JossWhedon already tend to do this anyway, partly because it's a dense, fast-paced MythArc-heavy show with steady plot and character arc progression from one episode to the next, and partly because watching the episodes more than once means you catch [[FridgeBrilliance more of the little things]].
22nd Jan '18 12:14:12 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' premiered in theaters preceded by the featurette ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'', testing the patience of viewers displeased with sitting through such a long and irrelevant "short" before the movie. When ''Coco'' reached home video, it didn't include ''Olaf's Frozen Adventure'', which Disney instead sells separately, as part of a digital compilation of winter-themed shorts.[[note]]This made ''Coco'' Creator/{{Pixar}}'s first movie since ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' to reach Blu-Ray without the "short" that accompanied it in theaters.[[/note]]
14th Jan '18 2:14:01 PM nombretomado
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* This applies to {{Literature}} as well. An example is Jim Zoetewey's SuperHero WebSerialNovel ''LegionOfNothing''. Many readers specifically skip the story for a few weeks at a time, because they enjoy doing an ArchiveBinge all at once and reading through several episodes at once.

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* This applies to {{Literature}} as well. An example is In Jim Zoetewey's SuperHero WebSerialNovel ''LegionOfNothing''. Many ''Literature/LegionOfNothing'', many readers specifically skip the story for a few weeks at a time, because they enjoy doing an ArchiveBinge all at once and reading through several episodes at once.
21st Dec '17 5:19:44 AM Kotomikun
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* Generally applies to almost any long-form webcomic that doesn't adhere to a gag-a-day format, especially those with [[ScheduleSlip flaky update "schedules."]] Reading them as they come out is like reading only two or three pages of a book per week; often this is literally what you're doing. ArchiveBinge can solve this problem about as well as print editions.
17th Dec '17 8:08:14 AM Sabrewing
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* Another example on "Better on VHS" is ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'', which reinserted deleted scenes that offered more character development, making the film more than just a demonstration of (now incredibly dated) CGI. The DVD just relegated them to separate menu options in the special features.
9th Dec '17 12:15:43 PM nombretomado
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* A few scenes from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' involving such violent scenes as guns being fired and power cords being broken or ripped ([[DontTryThisAtHome wouldn't want to give kids ideas that this is okay to do without showing the realistic consequences]]), which were cut from the show's cable reruns, are reinstated on the show's [=DVD=] sets. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for other DisneyAfternoon shows that got [=DVD=] releases.

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* A few scenes from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' involving such violent scenes as guns being fired and power cords being broken or ripped ([[DontTryThisAtHome wouldn't want to give kids ideas that this is okay to do without showing the realistic consequences]]), which were cut from the show's cable reruns, are reinstated on the show's [=DVD=] sets. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for other DisneyAfternoon WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon shows that got [=DVD=] releases.
23rd Nov '17 2:43:41 PM tropower
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* Koch outdid themselves on the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' DVD set. It actually has the series assembled in continuity order (which wasn't done when the series was on the air), which actually shows off the primitive MythArc the show had going. The addition of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome soundtrack]] and booklet with [[AllThereInTheManual notes about the characters and technology]] also helps.

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* Koch outdid themselves on the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' DVD set. It actually has some (but not all) episodes of the series assembled in continuity order (which wasn't done when the series was on the air), which actually shows off the primitive MythArc the show had going. The addition of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome soundtrack]] and booklet with [[AllThereInTheManual notes about the characters and technology]] also helps.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' has a story so plot-heavy it's prone to ContinuityLockOut. Some episodes don't really ''end'' as much as they just ''stop'', only to pick up right in the same place at the beginning of next episode. This is much easier to follow on DVD.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' has a story so plot-heavy it's prone to ContinuityLockOut. Some episodes don't really ''end'' as much as they just ''stop'', only to pick up right in the same place at the beginning of next episode. This is much easier to follow on DVD.[[note]]However, this doesn't change the fact that the series ends with a {{Cliffhanger}}.[[/note]]



* Averted with the original Rhino release of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. It missed several episodes and worst of all Pizzazz's hair was deeply muted from its normal bright, lime green color. The Shout! dvds are the full series with correct colors though. It's best to watch two-parter episodes in one go instead of separately.

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* Averted with the original Rhino release of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. It missed several episodes and worst of all Pizzazz's hair was deeply muted from its normal bright, lime green color. The Shout! Factory dvds are the full series with correct colors though. It's best to watch two-parter episodes in one go instead of separately.
23rd Nov '17 2:31:29 PM tropower
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Note that this is ''not'' the same as VindicatedByReruns: In ''that'' Trope, all that was required for a Series to get the recognition it deserved was increased/continued exposure over time in the same or a similar format/medium. With better on DVD, the redeeming factor is the '''compilation''' of the series (with or without BonusMaterial) allowing the viewer to evaluate the series '''as a united whole''' as opposed to one or two installments a week.

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Note that this is ''not'' the same as VindicatedByReruns: In ''that'' Trope, all that was required for a Series to get the recognition it deserved was increased/continued exposure over time in the same or a similar format/medium. With better on DVD, the redeeming factor is the '''compilation''' of the series (with or without BonusMaterial) allowing the viewer to evaluate the series '''as a united whole''' as opposed to one or two installments a week.
week.[[note]]Or even [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 5 episodes]] [[FirstRunSyndication a week]].[[/note]]
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