Well it has definitely been a while since I wrote anything and that makes me all kinds of sad. When I first started doing this blog I really enjoyed it but found it was taking up all of my spare time so it kinda got pushed to one side. But, I think it’s time to start up again. 1 – because there is some awesome movies and shows to talk about and 2 – because I really enjoy writing about stuff I enjoy, so there.
So, to the matter that has been bugging me for a while and the reason behind the title of this post. Why is there such a difference between release dates of certain shows and films? Yes Agents of Shield, I’m looking at you.
When Season 4 ended there was a pretty epic cliffhanger when *Spoiler Alert*
We saw that Coulson had somehow ended up in space and seemed to be ok with it. Now I don’t know about you but I was chomping at the bit to find out what the chuff the story was behind that little nugget. So when I saw on twitter the show was coming back for the 5th season, I got a little giddy. Alas, the giddiness soon wore off as I realise E4 were playing silly chuffs and not airing it at the same time. I’m not saying it had to be the same night but it could have at least been the same week.
So far, AOS hasn’t even started back up in the UK yet and it’s already on episode 11 in the States.
I understand that scheduling shows is hard but The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones seem to manage so the UK gets them the day after they have aired.
If they want people to stop watching bootleg versions of their favourite show/movie then surely it would make sense to air them as close together as possible.
Take Avengers Infinity War for example.
Marvel have recently announced that it will be shown worldwide on the 27th April (in a genius way too I might add, see their twitter account to find out how). Originally the UK would have got it first but now it’s all going to be all at the same time, which to me makes it seem like so much more of an event for such an important film in the MCU.
This also applies to shows in the DC universe. Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow are all well into their series after the Christmas hiatus. Only The Flash and Legends have currently started back up but it makes it feel disjointed as the shows sometime crossover (aside from the big 4 part crossover) and to get them out of sync is really annoying. Especially when you have to dodge spoilers like Neo on speed.
Someone said to me recently that it’s because Sky 1 wanted to air the shows with no more breaks in between them, which is all well and good but does it not make more sense to have them all together so people don’t just watch online?
Now I could be in a small minority with this as people could totally disagree and that’s completely fine. All I’m saying is, if shows/movies aired as close as physically possible, then wouldn’t of benefit everyone? Fans get to have no delay between breaks, networks get as many viewers as possible as people don’t need to download their favourite shows and cinemas may get an increase in attendance (that is if the prices were more reasonable but that’s another topic for a whole other post).
If you’ve managed to get to the end of this post and survived my ramblings then thanks for taking the time and hopefully I’ll some more stuff to chat about soon.
As always, feel free to sound off in the comments. I’m always up for a chat about all things geeky.
Ta ta for now.