TV Half an Hour or Hour?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Cait, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Cait

    Cait Oh, poppycock.

    What length do you perfer your shows to be?
    Half an hour or an hour?

  2. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    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.
  3. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    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?
  4. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    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. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    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
  6. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    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. Konshentz

    Konshentz Konshentz

    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.
  8. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member

    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.
  9. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    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. WesJones87

    WesJones87 RayzorBlade87

    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.

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