1. I don't understand why TV series are putting a few minutes before the title sequence. It's like having a book with the first chapter on the outside. The title sequence has no purpose anymore.

    Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:30:56 UTC from web
    1. @adiwan It's called a cold open and TV shows have been doing it for years

      Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:32:01 UTC from web
      1. @mrmattimation I know that's a thing for years (decades). I still think that's dumb. What's the purpose of the title sequence then when the show has already begun?

        Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:36:26 UTC from web
    2. @adiwan what matt said, plus everyone has tv guides and stuff so we all know what the show is anyway

      Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:36:18 UTC from web
      1. @redge My point is: Why wasting a minute of broadcasting time when it's not needed?

        Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:37:32 UTC from web
        1. @adiwan it adds character to the show. its a constant, something easily recognizable. plus, theme songs and title sequences and stuff will often list the main characters as well, or give some context to the main plot or conflict of the show, which can be useful to new viewers

          Sunday, 24-Jul-16 21:39:29 UTC from web