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23rd Oct '17 8:15:07 PM igordebraga
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It probably has something to do with the fact that the writers live in the environment they have created for the characters 24/7, and the PreviouslyOn is not enough to bring the viewer back into that world. Perhaps it has to do with ExecutiveMeddling, such as airing the episodes OutOfOrder. Then again, the writers [[AnachronicOrder may not have written the episodes in chronological order]] anyway. It could be that the {{Act Break}}s are a little soft. Or maybe just the lack of constant commercial breaks makes the immersion much more complete. The fact remains that some series do not really work quite as well until you sit down for a marathon with the [=DVD=]s or video on demand.

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It probably has something to do with the fact that the writers live in the environment they have created for the characters 24/7, and the PreviouslyOn is not enough to bring the viewer back into that world. Perhaps it has to do with ExecutiveMeddling, such as airing the episodes OutOfOrder. Then again, the writers [[AnachronicOrder may not have written the episodes in chronological order]] anyway. It could be that the {{Act Break}}s are a little soft. Or maybe just the lack of constant commercial breaks makes the immersion much more complete. The fact remains that some series do not really work quite as well until you [[ArchiveBinge sit down for a marathon with the [=DVD=]s DVDs or video on demand.
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23rd Oct '17 10:27:10 AM MagiMecha
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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}}'' 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."" Volume 1 and Volume 4 suffered heavily because of this - Volume 1 had terrible pacing problems since it was just starting out and Volume 4 heavily employs FourLinesAllWaiting, meaning storylines would take weeks to get through because it bounced around a lot, compared to just mere minutes on DVD.
16th Oct '17 3:04:47 PM quackytrope
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', or at least the version syndicated on Comedy Central, since some episodes are edited for time, at the expense of many jokes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', or at least the version syndicated on Comedy Central, since some which edits the episodes are edited for time, time at the expense of many jokes.
16th Oct '17 3:04:01 PM quackytrope
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', or at least the version syndicated on Comedy Central, since some episodes are edited for time, at the expense of many jokes.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', or at least the version syndicated on Comedy Central, since some episodes are edited for time, at the expense of many jokes.
16th Oct '17 3:03:36 PM quackytrope
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', or at least the version syndicated on Comedy Central, since some episodes are edited for time, at the expense of many jokes.
25th Aug '17 9:12:59 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'' was very poorly received by both fans and critics during it's original run. It was widely considered to blame for [[FranchiseKiller ending the]] [[Franchise/{{Stargate}} Stargate franchise]]. It was heavily arc driven with a notably more subdued and slower pace (especially in the beginning), which wasn't helped by each season being split in two, airing 10 episodes, and then waiting 6 months to air the remaining 10. Watching the seasons on DVD helps compensate for the slower episodes and some of the original fans have come around to seeing the series in a much better light than the {{franchise killer}} it was viewed as before.

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* ''Series/StargateUniverse'' was very poorly received by both fans and critics during it's original run. It was widely considered to blame for [[FranchiseKiller ending the]] [[Franchise/{{Stargate}} [[Franchise/{{StargateVerse}} Stargate franchise]]. It was heavily arc driven with a notably more subdued and slower pace (especially in the beginning), which wasn't helped by each season being split in two, airing 10 episodes, and then waiting 6 months to air the remaining 10. Watching the seasons on DVD helps compensate for the slower episodes and some of the original fans have come around to seeing the series in a much better light than the {{franchise killer}} it was viewed as before.
9th Aug '17 11:33:50 PM N1KF
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** Subversion: the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' [=DVDs=] sadly ''are'' edited to remove blackface gags and do feature Mammy Two-Shoes either cut from scenes or with a voice that doesn't sound like a stereotypical SassyBlackWoman. If you're a classic cartoon purist, then it's not BetterOnDVD (unless you count the fact that you can now watch it without that irritating Cartoon Network station ID bug at the bottom of the screen). But there is some good news: Creator/WarnerBros actually reversed this trend when it was discovered that the original DVD releases (advertised as being for collectors) contained the edits and redubbed Mammy voice. WB quickly set up an exchange system wherein consumers (if they so wished) could swap out the discs for ones with the uncut shorts. There are still a couple missing episodes from the DVD's though that had too many blackface gags; these are supposedly going to appear on another disc set according to Warner.

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** Subversion: Aversion: the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' [=DVDs=] sadly ''are'' edited to remove blackface gags and do feature Mammy Two-Shoes either cut from scenes or with a voice that doesn't sound like a stereotypical SassyBlackWoman. If you're a classic cartoon purist, then it's not BetterOnDVD Better on DVD (unless you count the fact that you can now watch it without that irritating Cartoon Network station ID bug at the bottom of the screen). But there is some good news: Creator/WarnerBros actually reversed this trend when it was discovered that the original DVD releases (advertised as being for collectors) contained the edits and redubbed Mammy voice. WB quickly set up an exchange system wherein consumers (if they so wished) could swap out the discs for ones with the uncut shorts. There are still a couple missing episodes from the DVD's though that had too many blackface gags; these are supposedly going to appear on another disc set according to Warner.
24th Jul '17 9:24:11 AM Killerikala
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* The ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' is a really enjoyable series if you wait and buy the entire trilogy and their DLC before starting the first game. Playing them all in succession prevents you from forgetting your choices by the time you see their consequences.
12th Jul '17 9:02:01 AM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' got an Editor's Cut that deletes two minutes of footage, restores old music and uses heavily improved focus on characters such as the Sandman.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' got had an altered yet shorter and improved version called Spider-Man 3: Editor's Cut that deletes two minutes of footage, restores old with restored music and uses heavily improved better focus on characters such as character development. It reinforces the Sandman.belief many hold that there is a good movie buried inside here, it just got bogged down with all the ExecutiveMeddling.
23rd Jun '17 6:00:28 AM AmuckCricetine
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* TopGear:

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** "The Sea Devils" has a really long cliffhanger recap of a comical, over-the-top sword-fight between the Doctor and the Master. It goes without saying that what on first viewing is RefugeInAudacity becomes insufferable, gratuitous and full of FridgeLogic watched twice in quick succession. Best to have a little break between those two parts, if you can.
** "The Android Invasion" is a particularly extreme case, because a major plot point concerns a throwaway exchange about thirty seconds into the first episode (the Doctor casually offering Sarah a sip of his drink and Sarah turning it down). It's easy enough to remember that Sarah [[DoesNotLikeSpam doesn't like ginger pop]] if you watched the whole thing in one sitting, but most viewers who weren't anorak-level Sarah fans would have been lost after waiting a week between episodes.

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils The Sea Devils" Devils]]" has a really long cliffhanger recap of a comical, over-the-top sword-fight between the Doctor and the Master. It goes without saying that what on first viewing is RefugeInAudacity becomes insufferable, gratuitous and full of FridgeLogic watched twice in quick succession. Best to have a little break between those two parts, if you can.
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroisInvasion The Android Invasion" Invasion]]" is a particularly extreme case, because a major plot point concerns a throwaway exchange about thirty seconds into the first episode (the Doctor casually offering Sarah a sip of his drink and Sarah turning it down). It's easy enough to remember that Sarah [[DoesNotLikeSpam doesn't like ginger pop]] if you watched the whole thing in one sitting, but most viewers who weren't anorak-level Sarah fans would have been lost after waiting a week between episodes.
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