The type which has the narrative begins with a cliffhanger toward the chronological end of the story, followed by a "XX hours/weeks/months/years ago" title card, from which the story then proceeds. It is a cheap, overused attempt to create suspense, and in my case, almost never works. I suppose the goal is to make one wonder through the episode how the typically odd and precarious situation came to be. Well, more often than not, this viewer finds himself unable to enjoy the episode because he is waiting for the critical scene's return and resolution, rather than sitting back and watching the story unfold. When screening a show on DVD, I am almost always tempted to forward to the end of the episode to see the resolution of the cliffhanger, skipping the "build up" altogether (latest instance being a couple of episodes towards Season 2 of Battlestar Galactica). Does anyone actually like this stuff?