After every Commercial Break!

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  1. Norm

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    I'm so sick of them repeating a few seconds of what was just seen before the commercial break. They think everybody is just surfing & surfing & needs to be updated after every break. [​IMG]
     
  2. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    What exactly are you talking about? Please give some examples.
     
  3. Tarkin The Ewok

    Tarkin The Ewok Supporting Actor

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    I've seen this on Fear Factor. Since they interrupt some of the stunts for commercials, the recap of the last few seconds does help the audience get their bearings again.
     
  4. AnthonyC

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    Amazing Race does this quite a bit, and it's especially noticeable when you watch the DVDs.

    At least it's better than Big Brother doing black-and-white recaps every time any past event is mentioned. "I don't trust Will. Remember he said he hates us all." CUT TO: clip of Will saying "I hate you all" for the 474th time this season.
     
  5. Norm

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    I can't believe they don't re-edit the dvds. Thats just plain lazy.
     
  6. Jason Seaver

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    Hey, if they did, they'd get people complaining about them not being presented as they originally were.

    I don't think it's such a bad thing, once you take into account that these programs are being created with commercial breaks in mind. Remove the commercials, and it looks choppy and repetitive, but watch it live and it works.
     
  7. Norm

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    It a pain when you have TIVO!
     

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