Episode #39 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into the concept of the immediacy of entertainment, more specifically delving into the conversation around TV shows. While the concept of Netflix and other streaming services had introduced the notion of a complete series being uploaded in one go as something of the new norm, there are small shifts in the release of new shows that hark back to a more traditional weekly release schedule. What factors inform our preferences, and are there advantages to each type of release schedule? Plus, we conclude the episode with an intriguing look into the notion of the subscription lifestyle permeating into more than just our entertainment consumption and what the future could mean for our desired level of control in regards to our viewing habits.
03:06 Is this a generational conversation?
09:50 Episodic episodes vs binging
22:19 Can the varying release schedules help or hinder a show's success?
26:07 Is there pressure to keep up with shows?
36:39 The watercooler conversation
41:22 How much can you binge?
51:13 The subscription lifestyle + the evolution of "control"
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