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10th Jun '16 11:01:36 AM mrbits
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** Especially ''Manga/OnePiece''. Seriously, you'll likely end up debating with yourself whether the sheer amount of time you'll have to wait for the end of the story (which is less than two thirds of the way done) and the time it takes to tie up loose ends is worth the emotional investment.

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** Especially ''Manga/OnePiece''. Seriously, you'll likely end up debating with yourself whether the sheer amount of time you'll have to wait for the end of the story (which is less than about two thirds of the way done) and the time it takes to tie up loose ends is worth the emotional investment.
24th May '16 7:52:23 PM Kid
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', given its five seasons long and deals with really dark themes.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', given its it's five seasons long and deals with really dark themes.
20th Apr '16 7:42:54 AM Berrenta
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'', less because of length than because of [[ContinuityLockout very tight continuity]] that makes it inadvisable to skip the [[ItGetsBetter weak first season]].

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'', less because of length than because of [[ContinuityLockout very tight continuity]] that makes it inadvisable to skip the [[ItGetsBetter [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness weak first season]].
12th Apr '16 7:06:29 AM Nohbody
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', as it's the usual DavidLynch insanity [[PutneySwopePanic spread across various episodes to improve the anxiety]].

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', as it's the usual DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch insanity [[PutneySwopePanic spread across various episodes to improve the anxiety]].anxiety.
6th Mar '16 11:37:00 AM StFan
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* This is a complaint frequently brought against [[MarvelUniverse mainstream]] {{superhero}} [[TheDCU comics]], especially the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} X-Titles]]. How bad is it? Let's put it this way: It's perfectly reasonable for a comic book fan to say to somebody trying to understand the latest issue of ''Uncanny X-Men,'' "Okay, so you've read every issue that's ever been published, and you remember them all perfectly. It's not like that means you'll understand what's going on." The tendency towards {{Continuity Snarl}}s does not help. Marvel produces special "Point One" (the number of the previous issue, with .1 added to the number) issues to address this problem. However, feelings are mixed. While some do a good job of introducing readers to a series, most fare far worse. Most of them occur right in the middle of a story arc, completely contradicting the point of the issue, are completely irrelevent, or just plain bad.

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* This is a complaint frequently brought against [[MarvelUniverse mainstream]] {{superhero}} [[TheDCU comics]], especially the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen X-Titles]]. How bad is it? Let's put it this way: It's perfectly reasonable for a comic book fan to say to somebody trying to understand the latest issue of ''Uncanny X-Men,'' "Okay, so you've read every issue that's ever been published, and you remember them all perfectly. It's not like that means you'll understand what's going on." The tendency towards {{Continuity Snarl}}s does not help. Marvel produces special "Point One" (the number of the previous issue, with .1 added to the number) issues to address this problem. However, feelings are mixed. While some do a good job of introducing readers to a series, most fare far worse. Most of them occur right in the middle of a story arc, completely contradicting the point of the issue, are completely irrelevent, or just plain bad.

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6th Nov '15 4:37:08 PM nombretomado
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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline {{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. CommitmentAnxiety can occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.

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Fear of [[LostInMediasRes being dropped into the middle of a plotline they'll never understand without information that's already been given]], or fear of investing their time in a series they'll [[EndingFatigue have to get through hundreds of episodes to get a satisfying ending from]] ([[TheChrisCarterEffect assuming it'll actually have one]]), can keep even the most interested hanger-on from tuning in, a risk that can keep a series with borderline {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} from reaching its full potential. Less common now in the days of DVD and Internet file sharing (and [[ComicBooks trade paperbacks]]), where back episodes are available to anyone with the time, money and/or bandwidth. Many networks are also making back episodes of their more popular shows available for viewing online. CommitmentAnxiety can occur as a result of ContinuityLockout and {{Continuity Snarl}}s within the work; even with the ease of availability of this material, if the writers make the continuity too impenetrable or convoluted, it can cause people to give up in frustration.
11th Oct '15 3:19:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/FlashForward'', which avoided this by inserting a special episode just before it came back from its mid-season hiatus. That's ''one whole hour'' for just thirteen episodes.

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* ''Series/FlashForward'', ''Series/FlashForward2009'', which avoided this by inserting a special episode just before it came back from its mid-season hiatus. That's ''one whole hour'' for just thirteen episodes.
4th Oct '15 7:50:57 PM cosmo359
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\n* ''Series/NightAndDay'' may well have suffered from this. Unusual for soap in that it demanded not only that viewers turn on each week, but that they pay reasonably close attention, especially in order to follow the central plot surrounding Jane Harper's disappearance. Character motivations and plot points are often glossed over or otherwise obscure - sometimes seemingly for stylistic reasons, and other times as a result of the condensed night-time omnibus, which would often by necessity do away with scenes from the daytime version that provided helpful, if not crucial, context.
16th Sep '15 7:57:25 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', given its six seasons long and deals with really dark themes.


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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', given its six five seasons long and deals with really dark themes.

29th Jun '15 11:26:08 AM nombretomado
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* Ron Moore has cited fear of this syndrome as being behind the {{Breather Episode}}s on the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.

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* Ron Moore has cited fear of this syndrome as being behind the {{Breather Episode}}s on the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.Galactica|2003}}''.
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