TV Half an Hour or Hour?

Cait

Oh, poppycock.
#1
What length do you perfer your shows to be?
Half an hour or an hour?
Why?
 
#2
Half an hour, just because I don't like spending too much time watching TV. If it's a really good show and I've loads of time to waste then all the better if it's an hour.
 

Impact

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#3
Comedy shows - 1/2 hour, after that they start to get old. Drama type shows - 1 hour, because otherwise they're over and your left thinking, what the fuck just happened?
 

Blueyes

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#4
Comedy shows - 1/2 hour, after that they start to get old. Drama type shows - 1 hour, because otherwise they're over and your left thinking, what the fuck just happened?
what she said although even after an hour sometimes I walk away with that same feeling.

Anybody excited that there is going to be a NCIS Los Angles next fall? Should be exciting.
 
#5
Comedy shows - 1/2 hour, after that they start to get old. Drama type shows - 1 hour, because otherwise they're over and your left thinking, what the fuck just happened?
Same as Impact. If the comedy show is more than 30 minutes I see the writing and jokes not being as high quality as it would've been if it were a 30 minute show.

Drama deserves an hour to build suspense and bond with the characters. Thirty minutes is good, but an hour is better. =D
 

Xeilo

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#6
I am with impact as well, I also don't like to sit in front of the TV for long periods of time. TV these days seems to suck anyway lol.
 
#7
I think TV currently does a good job with this. Comedy should be 30 mins and drama a hour. The only changes I would make, is upping Californication and Weeds from 30 mins to the full hour. The rest is fine how it is.
 

Twitch

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#8
Depends on the show.

I think a comedy CAN be an hour.. Not a show like Family Guy, but something with snappy and witty humor, like Always Sunny.

Dramas should definitely be at least an hour.
 

Bliss

Sally Twit
#9
Half an hour is fine but if it's shows like Six Feet Under or Nip/Tuck then I like them to be an hour. I wish Sex and The City was on for an hour back in the day too. It was around 40-45 minutes.
 
#10
Well, I like my drama shows to be an hour, like "Life on Mars", "Blackpool" or "Ashes to Ashes". Sitcoms, and comedies in general, I prefer to be half an hour long. Although I still love Only Fools and Horses, and their episodes went to 50 minutes long for series' 6 and 7.