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Do you feel that some media shouldn't be distributed via streaming and digital services(Netlfix, Hulu, etc)

Asked by RedKnight (488points) August 4th, 2014

I’ve always been an advocate for digital media offerings, streaming, and cutting the cable. However, a show that I love was recently taken off the air and is now released digitally. Now the excitement I had preceding the airing of the show just isn’t as high. Do you all feel similarly with your favorite shows? Recently, I feel like the level of hype or excitement you feel is much better when watching something that premieres for the first time on television. I also feel this way about big movies. Seeing Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX on opening night was an amazing experience that made me really excited. The experience is further enhanced by others who are just as passionate. I think about where media is headed and platforms like Netflix and Hulu. Imagine if all new television shows and movies were released digitally. There are obvious pros to this happening. The major one being that it would be widely available to watch anywhere at any time whether that be an entire season or just one episode. This idea seemed very enticing to me and it still is when it comes to movies I don’t want to spend money on in the movie theater or television shows that may just feel idle time. However, when it comes to media I am truly passionate about, digital releases seem to dissipate excitement and just make the release feel small to me. I am wondering if you all feel the same way. Would you prefer that everything were available for digital release? Do you like the feeling building up to seeing something premiere on television and in theaters? This may sound crazy, but I’ve also found that I like time in between episodes as opposed to “binge-watching”. I like to discuss potential developments and theorize about the plot. Binge-Watching vs Traditional Viewing…what do you prefer? Thanks for the input!

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