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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Adam Lenhardt, Sep 21, 2016.
I wish Netflix had picked up Timeless instead.
That makes two of us!
What the what? Netflix must have gotten this super cheap.
Netflix had the first-run rights to the first two seasons for all markets outside of the US and Canada.
Making new deals with an entire cast after the studio's options on them have expired is not for the faint of heart, so I can only imagine that the metrics from the international territories for this show were off the charts. My guess is that the original US audience that watched this on ABC is incidental to Netflix.
so much for Jack Bauer returning from Russia.
I can't imagine people outside the US can be THAT screwed up...to actually like this show.
I don't think I'll go as far as actually watching the show ever again, but I will be following developments closely. This whole situation is just fascinating to me.
Does the third season still conform to 41 minute episodes with clearly defined act breaks for commercials, or do they retool it to more closely mirror other Netflix originals? Will they shift to the 2:1 aspect ratio that Netflix prefers for original productions, or will they stick with 16x9 the way "Gilmore Girls" did for "A Year in the Life"? Knowing that this is targeted at an international audience, do they shift the focus to more strongly emphasize foreign policy? Or do they lean into what international audiences apparently already enjoyed, and continue to tell a cliff notes, funhouse mirror distortion of the American political system?
After a two week vacation in the UK, and the only shows on TV I saw were NCIS re-runs sped up to chipmunk voices, a Benedict Cumberbatch drama, and comedy-talk shows, I guess I can believe that they're so desperate for programming that they're watching dreck like Designated Survivor.
I haven't even watched the second season yet. All the episodes are somewhere on my DVR, just never got around to them.
Do the UK really run programs so fast you can hear it? The have technology to fix that.
Let me give you some advice and tell you to skip them. Just not worth it.
I didn't watch a single minute of the second season, but now that the episodes will be on Netflix prior to the third season's airing, I may start season two to see what's there. I know going in that it won't be appointment TV, but I like Kiefer so much that I may hang with it to see where season three might go.
Or, maybe not.
Just delete them and never look back.
I guess you missed Line of Duty then. That is some really brilliant TV.
And no, PAL speed-up isn't quite so bad. Then again, I live in a PAL country so I'm used to it... oddly in this era of HD, it still seems to be prevalent. You'd think by now it would have been eliminated.
My wife and I called it “NCIS Helium”. It was obvious the voices were off. Maybe if you’ve never heard the original and know what the actors sound like. But to me it was pretty weird.
And it was the case for *every* US show I came upon in London.
It still seems like a huge missed opportunity that the various HDTV standards didn't require p24, p25, i50, i59.94 support across the board
There's software that will correct the voices. I guess they were to cheap to use it.