Watching Week to Week vs. Marathoning
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I was doing a podcast on Titan with some friends recently (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-heads-avw-productions/id476169958) and we got into a discussion about our different experiences with watching Titan. I followed the show week to week and really enjoyed it overall, but there were some stretches of episodes where the pacing slowed down such as 10-12 or 18-19. They weren't bad, but they were a bit disappointing after a week of waiting. However, my friends who had just recently marathoned Titan didn't have as much of a problem with those episodes since they didn't have a week's worth of anticipation building it up.

Similarly, I know a lot of people who watched Steins;Gate criticized the first half of the show for being slow. While it's true that the main plot doesn't really get started until episode 12, there's still a lot of time travel and character development that kept the first half interesting for me. I watched the show in a few days on Hulu, while I bet a lot of the people who criticized that first half watched the show as it was airing.

While it's obviously nice to watch an entire show on your own time, I kinda like the anticipation of watching an anime week to week and being part of the conversation in the community.

What do you guys think? Is there one method that you prefer over the other? Do you think the way you watched a particular show has a big impact on your opinion of the show?
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FierceAlchemist wrote:

I was doing a podcast on Titan with some friends recently (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-heads-avw-productions/id476169958) and we got into a discussion about our different experiences with watching Titan. I followed the show week to week and really enjoyed it overall, but there were some stretches of episodes where the pacing slowed down such as 10-12 or 18-19. They weren't bad, but they were a bit disappointing after a week of waiting. However, my friends who had just recently marathoned Titan didn't have as much of a problem with those episodes since they didn't have a week's worth of anticipation building it up.

Similarly, I know a lot of people who watched Steins;Gate criticized the first half of the show for being slow. While it's true that the main plot doesn't really get started until episode 12, there's still a lot of time travel and character development that kept the first half interesting for me. I watched the show in a few days on Hulu, while I bet a lot of the people who criticized that first half watched the show as it was airing.

While it's obviously nice to watch an entire show on your own time, I kinda like the anticipation of watching an anime week to week and being part of the conversation in the community.

What do you guys think? Is there one method that you prefer over the other? Do you think the way you watched a particular show has a big impact on your opinion of the show?


Hi, we have an existing discussion about this here:

/forumtopic-807959/watching-anime-after-it-finishes

Please do contribute to that existing thread.

Here's another thread that's a little different, but related to this topic: /forumtopic-804111/watching-current-season-anime

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