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which is better?

A show that doesn't get too many episodes, but they are nearly all good episodes that end on a good note?


A show that gets a ton of episodes some good some bad and keeps going on for waaaaay too long, but you get more episodes of said show you like?
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
5 years, 4 months ago
That's a tough one, but I'd say a show with a small amount of good episodes over a show which keeps running itself into the ground.
5 years, 4 months ago
i like both but it relly depends on the show its self
5 years, 4 months ago
I agree, it all depends on how the story is being told...
5 years, 4 months ago
For me, this depends on several factors, but ignoring those, I'd say a show with not too many episodes, but good ones. The reason is, with a show like this, you (usually) get to see a very interesting and well thought-out story, it's really easy to keep up watching, to get all of the episodes, it doesn't take a long time to see everything, and if the episodes are good, you'll enjoy watching them. (A very good example of a show like this is Satam)

With the latter, you have to get a large amount of episodes, and if an episode is not good, you're wasting time watching it, but on the other hand, you know that it might contain important events and you keep watching, wasting lots of time, having to bare through these episodes you don't like. Sure, there are lost of episodes that you DO like, it's just not the same as if all are top-notch quality.

tl;dr: for me in most cases, quality wins over quantity.
5 years, 4 months ago
I am going to say it's the former.  I don't want to wait too long for new episodes of a good show to come out, but I want less for that show to start feeling tedious.
5 years, 4 months ago
Quality trumps quantity.
5 years, 4 months ago
the best kind of entertainment is the kind that makes you want more when it ends, not the kind that makes you say 'it's finally over'

Megas XLR falls into the former category for me, and there are plenty of videogames that go that way too in a similar sense, I mean, games that tend to go on forever can get old
5 years, 4 months ago
It all depends for me what it is like game of thrones, avatar the last air bender, legend of Kora, burn notice along wish some other shows.
5 years, 4 months ago
A show that is short and sweet, some of the best anime for example ive ever watched have been only 12-20 episodes long...you tell the story you ment to tell and thats all you should do, i hate shows that pointlessly try to drag things out in an obvious bid to make money
5 years, 4 months ago
Arrested Development is, for me, is absolutely the best show of all time.
There's subtle humor. There's not so subtle humor. It's slapstack. It's ironic. It's all inside jokes. And every single episode is a classic that I can watch over and over again.


Season four had it's moments, but ultimately the show had been tainted from the perfection it was before.

Long story short: Keep it short and sweet. Drag a show out, and it can kill the show.
5 years, 4 months ago
Obviously, you'll wanna keep watching your favorite show as long as it's on, but if it drags on forever, you're likely gonna turn people off.

I say keep the how going as long as the energy's good and your writers keep things interesting. If that means the show only lasts a season or two, then it's better off that way.
5 years, 4 months ago
Option A. Filler, while sometimes amusing, is a colossal waste of time more often than not.
5 years, 4 months ago
Quality of Quantity for me as well. =3
I also rather have a series to 'end' at some point, the reason for this is because the longer a show gets (or the more episodes a series gets) the greater is the chance that it will go 'all-down-hill-from-here'. Example with for example the Spirou and Fantasio comics is that it was all 'gold eggs 'n ham' untill after issue 50 they've reached a point where so much damage was done to the series that the writers have been struggling to fix it ever since, the last issue (nr 53) suffers from a fragile fast-paced story with lots of plot-holes. Another good example might be the Spiderman comics who have most certainly their ups but also their downs, deep downs... (I hope I don't have to recite which ones) X.x

So to be honest: I'd rather have an episodic series or episodes that stand or their own (eg. have a conclusion in each episode like DuckTales) that are 'really good' but who have come to an end and who might probably leave you with a 'what-could-have-been', than that I have episodes that have a lot of 'shit' in them or start out good but then wear down to the point where there's no light in sight. ^^;
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