Now, as has been said multiple times during our show, Hatton and I are from two different age groups. When I was a kid (and teen, and young adult), most TV seasons were about 22 episodes long. They ran Sept. to May, and maybe took a break towards the end of the year. Summer would come and go, and in Sept. a new season would drop.
In the 2007 Writer’s Strike, it jumbled things up and seasons were delayed, but even then (and using our “favorite” show as an example) LOST Season 5 was down to 14 episodes (4 was too, but.. again…Writer’s Strike).
Now, we have shows streaming on services that a “season” is 6 episodes?
Using “Loki” as an example, Season 1 started June 9th, 2021, and Season 2 JUST dropped in Oct. of 2023. Stranger Things has done similar with a THREE YEAR gap between Seasons 3 and 4, and another 3 year gap between 4 and 5 (granted… again… there was a Writer’s Strike and, at the time of this writing, still a SAG-AFTRA strike) and.. my question becomes… when do we stop caring?
As much as I was looking forward to a S2 of Loki, I didn’t jump on it when it came out. I only recently caught up because I’m curious how they’re handling Kang since Marvel “may” (random reports) end up ‘phasing out’ Kang as the new Big Bad and replace him with Dr. Doom if Majors’ legal trouble increases more. I just didn’t have the hype to get back into it after waiting so long. The same went for S4 of Stranger Things. Will I watch Season 5 when it comes out? Eventually sure, if only to see how they wrap up the story, but it is unlikely I’ll be sitting in front of my TV with remote in hand just WAITING for it to drop.
Which begs the question Somethings… how long of a wait between seasons would make YOU not care nearly as much anymore?
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