Do you just hate 'to be continued....' movies or series?

@laydee (12811)
Philippines
June 13, 2010 9:57am CST
I was watching CSI tonight and I just can't help but get disappointed when the story doesn't end there, I can safely say I hate 'to be continued' screens in the end. Worst, you have to watch it next week or some schedule that you know you can't follow because you have a job and can't stay that late! hehehe... Anyway, how do you feel when after watching for an hour or so, you realize the movie won't end now, and you have to watch the next one or another part?
12 responses
• United States
13 Jun 10
I do hate "to be continued" movies unless I was watching an old movie where the "to be continued" movie is already made and I could watch it. But if it's a new movie and it ends in a cliff hanger, I get really mad and feel like I'm cheated into watching the next movie just because I really enjoy this one. Oh well, it's summer, I have extra time. Bring on the cliff hangers.
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
Good for you because it's summer and you don't have a job or schooling that would stop you from waiting for those! Hehehe.. I on the other hand have to sleep early and last night was my last night of sleeping late and watching those things. I don't think I could ever do that next week because I have early job on Mondays (except today because it's a national holiday for our country).
13 Jun 10
Not really. Although a "to be continues episode or movie" can be a bit depressing since the momentum of the scene is cut down, I don't really hate it. Somehow, it leaves the audience the excitement to watch the continuation or end of the episode.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
Hehehe.. I think 'hate' is such a strong word, my apologies. I guess I just don't like the thrill of waiting for something that you don't think you could really follow. It's not like movies where you know when it will be shown again (in another year or so).
@dsrp82 (678)
• Brazil
12 Jul 10
It's really annoying! I think they shouldn't do this to us. I always hated it!
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• Philippines
3 Jul 10
I hate having a tv series that I have to look out every week.I prefer downloading shows per season.that way,I won't feel lost.I am very lazy to follow a tv series.I prefer watching them in one sitting.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
30 Jun 10
As much as "To Be Continued" stuff bothers me, I'd much rather it be continued than be the season finale! I hate to see my favorite shows end. It is so sad. I have one show that I absolutely loved because this past spring was the first season. Don't know if you've heard of it, but it's FlashForward. However, I heard that they don't know if there's going to be a second season. I'm so upset! I really hope they come out with it again for at least another season. Everyone I talked to is so hooked on it too. I don't understand how such a popular show could have the possibility of not having a second season. On top of all that, they left us completely hanging from last season. I think movies are better when they're kind of left hanging at the end because then you know there's another movie coming out that you can look forward to. I'd definitely rather it "To Be Continued" than to end completely. Most shows I record on DVR, so I'm not worried about missing them. Most days I'm too busy to even worry about a show that is going to be continued the next week or whatever because I'm usually so busy that I completely forget about it, and by the time I remember my show is going to be continued the next week, guess what...it's already time to watch it again! (LOL) So...I guess either way, it's annoying not being able to see everything in one sitting, but sure a lot better than a show or movie ending completely. Wouldn't you agree? Thanks for posting, my friend!
@maylaine (444)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Yes!especially if the story is already in climax...and when the episode is really worth watching for...anyway if you are not able to watch a particular episode you can watch it over and over again on the web...so have a nice watching....
@megamatt (14323)
• United States
15 Jun 10
Yes, those can be very frustrating to say the least. Especially the cliff hangers where you have to wait the entire summer to find out the conclusion. You go through months and months of reruns, before finding out what happened in June in about September. I find myself to be frustrated with this despite the fact that I know why this is done and I most likely would do the same. The idea is to keep people watching. People might get angry, but the people who get angry, are likely the one's who want to find out what's going to happen. So they are going to keep watching. I think that ever since television was first invented, that was the idea. In fact, radio most likely as well and some literature had endings that lead right into the next book in a series. Its all about the hook. It's frustrating but hey, I would do it as well, to get people to want to see what will happen next.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
14 Jun 10
yes i do actually... the curiosity is really killing me... especially sometimes the movie producer intentionally stop the scene at the most intense moment and ask the viewer to wait for another day or week to wait for the next episode... that is really so annoying... but i love to watch korean and taiwanese dramas a lot and i just have to be patient to wait for the next episode... take care and have a nice day...
@breisa (165)
• New Zealand
14 Jun 10
I hate that too! It's such a cliffhanger! Another thing i hate is when they do a really long preview only to realize that the actual sequel is on the next episode. amf.
@juggerogre (1658)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I really don't hate those kind of series or movies. "To be continued" make the series more interesting. And I love the feeling of suspense. What annoys me is when a tv series was canceled before it has a decent ending, like Heroes.
@w1986114 (158)
• China
14 Jun 10
just sometimes i feel a little annoying about that,however,most times, i like that,how creep i am,lol. anyway, i think 'to be continued'makes me look forward to the plot.i think nowadays we all live in a fast-tempo society,and 'to be continued"at least lets us have to slow down,have to wait.
@lealuvy2j (1984)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I also feel that way when watching CSI so what I do is I only watch the first episode of the season I am watching and wait for the rest of that season and the next season after it, to end. After that, I watch the whole 2 seasons continuously and do a CSI series marathon so that I wont be so bothered about the cliffhangers. lol. However, you can't really do this for movies because sometimes, it would take years before the second part of the movie to come out.