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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Well, lets not pretend weekly releases was be best because thats how it always was. IT was a product of restrictions on filiming, TV slots needing to be filled, and getting people to come back in order to go to advertisements.
Tradition =/= inheratnly better.
Culture around TV has changed, and while i like talking about a show, sometimes it can be frusterating when shows that where made with Binging in mind(Hyper serialized like Wandavision, The Boys, The Expanse) are now released weekly.
When older shows where released weejkly, you had a complete episode. Boom, done. come back next week for a new adventure.


People forget that the first THREE seasons of The Expanse were weekly drops, not "all at once". Yes, partly because SyFy (but even the non-syfy 'casters did it weekly. Netflix (Oz), Space (Canuckistan), etc. It was often paired up with another SF show.
It was only S4 that dropped all-at-once. This was because Amazon wanted to make a bigger splash with it.
S5 is weekly and S6 will be also be weekly drops like the pre-S4 seasons.

"Culture" around tv shows hasn't changed. It just went off, like bad yoghurt.

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Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

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The thing I don’t think anyone has mentioned so far?

With streaming, an episodic release doesn’t preclude bingeing.

Maybe you wanna sign up once it’s all out, watch it, then sign, well, down. Off. Out?

It doesn’t matter to the streaming service, because they’ve still got you watching. And a free sub can only be used once. So for The Mandalorian, they’re getting your month’s sub in season 2 (unless you go and create a new email. Can’t speak for you, but I can’t be bothered with that).

Because the gamble they’re taking is Come for A, stay for X, Y and Z. Even if it’s a ‘never actually get round to cancelling’, it’s still part of the gamble they’re taking.

Me, I do tend to sign up and stay signed up. And it wasn’t until recently I went through my subs and cancelled a bunch, after years. Others of course vary. But my approach no more justifies weekly releases more than the next person only signing up for a set time justifies one and done releases.

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Streaming services are the next big tobacco... get 'em hooked young! Get 'em hooked often!

In terms of creating addictive behaviour, a weekly release can literally keep you coming back for more. Humans are impatient animals, and we want that first hit of Mando the moment it comes out. So we subscribe for 2 months, to see the weekly episodes instead of doing a one-month binge at the end.

This catches the impulse shoppers for two months, and you can still get the "controlled" bingers at the end... or anytime for that matter. Once the show is fully released, any extra fish caught in the net are a bonus. And like the good Doc says, people that don't bother to unsubscribe, or that become used to having the service there, stay on.

It's Disney, and I'm sure they realize they don't have a lot of content *right now* to keep people subscribed. Spreading the content out over time is probably the only way to have a chance at maintaining a *monthly* subscription service. 'Till they figure out annual subscriptions could be a thing.
   
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BrianDavion wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Besides, if the persistent rumours are to be believed, it won't have to.


even if they do come back, I don't expect them to be headlining, Tony'll come back as an AI, and my guess is IF Evens comes back it'll be as "old steve" and he'll be playing a similer role to that played by Nick Fury


I've been expecting Tony as an AI (and therefore RDJ as voice only, which I assume is a much smaller commitment) pretty much since the holo at his funeral looked directly at his daughter.

Once they confirmed Ironheart that pretty much guaranteed it, as I believe Tony is the Jarvis/Friday in Ironheart's army.

I'm not sure the timeline squares up with Old Steve being anything but a codger, but with the multiverse opening up, there's plenty of options for both of them in small scale bits and pieces.

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A good start. I look forward to seeing how they screw it up.
   
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 Azreal13 wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Besides, if the persistent rumours are to be believed, it won't have to.


even if they do come back, I don't expect them to be headlining, Tony'll come back as an AI, and my guess is IF Evens comes back it'll be as "old steve" and he'll be playing a similer role to that played by Nick Fury


I've been expecting Tony as an AI (and therefore RDJ as voice only, which I assume is a much smaller commitment) pretty much since the holo at his funeral looked directly at his daughter.

Once they confirmed Ironheart that pretty much guaranteed it, as I believe Tony is the Jarvis/Friday in Ironheart's army.

I'm not sure the timeline squares up with Old Steve being anything but a codger, but with the multiverse opening up, there's plenty of options for both of them in small scale bits and pieces.


Riri only had the Tony AI in the beginning. I forget what happened to it, but she lost that. Currently she’s got one she made that’s based on a dead friend from her past.

 
   
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 AduroT wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Besides, if the persistent rumours are to be believed, it won't have to.


even if they do come back, I don't expect them to be headlining, Tony'll come back as an AI, and my guess is IF Evens comes back it'll be as "old steve" and he'll be playing a similer role to that played by Nick Fury


I've been expecting Tony as an AI (and therefore RDJ as voice only, which I assume is a much smaller commitment) pretty much since the holo at his funeral looked directly at his daughter.

Once they confirmed Ironheart that pretty much guaranteed it, as I believe Tony is the Jarvis/Friday in Ironheart's army.

I'm not sure the timeline squares up with Old Steve being anything but a codger, but with the multiverse opening up, there's plenty of options for both of them in small scale bits and pieces.


Riri only had the Tony AI in the beginning. I forget what happened to it, but she lost that. Currently she’s got one she made that’s based on a dead friend from her past.


In the 'Marvel Rising' animated movie with her, she sacrifices her AI to defeat some Skrull-created monster. Though I don't think that AI was based on Tony in that (though I could be wrong, there was far too much going on and way too many characters to remember).
Yay for too many media incarnations.

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 AduroT wrote:


Riri only had the Tony AI in the beginning. I forget what happened to it, but she lost that. Currently she’s got one she made that’s based on a dead friend from her past.


I dropped Marvel comics (too expensive to follow all the comics I wanted to read) before it got resolved. But I think she only lost the Tony AI because corporate decided it was time to resurrect Tony Stark. So the AI had to go be part of that comic event.
   
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Besides, won't Ironheart literally be the beginning? Where she has the Tony AI? Then should RDJ get bored, or too expensive again, they've got precedent to replace.

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There is always the possibility of a Heroes Reborn story/set of movies that ends with a recasting with younger actors taking on the roles of Cap, IM, Thor.


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Right then. Less than 12 hours by my reckoning until the third episode.

Anyone care to venture any predictions?

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Having never watched the show, yet, I suspect that Wanda and Vision will play the central roles in a developing plot.

Perhaps some of the mysteries begin to reveal their sources.

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Eeh, y’daft bugger!

Rewatching episode 2, and I’ve noticed something....

Spoiler:
Watch the opening few minutes, just before Wanda’s ladies meeting.

Pay close attention to what’s being said by Wanda, Vision and Agnes. And assume all three know more about the overall situation. Especially Agnes.

It’s...pretty sinister.

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The third episode was screened for reviews along with the first two. It sounds like it continues the Bewitched homage from ep 2 but is styled after the later seasons of the show that were in color.

Given it's a 9 episode series and they went out of their way to show it to reviewers in the context of the prior 2, I suspect it will close out act 1, likely setting up act 2 about them raising the children.
   
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Spoiler:
I suspect we will get a commercial about "Quicksilver Bleach! to get the stains out!" or some such.

Wanda will find out she is having Twins.

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Other observation.....there are times the laugh track just drops away. Completely.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well now.

Spoiler:
Seems Vision isn’t as in on things as Wanda.

Herb, Agnes and Monica seemingly all in on it, whatever is going on.

And Monica’s ejection was rather interesting. Has Wanda taken over a small town for her fantasy?

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Well... this is the most upsetting episode yet.

Spoiler:
Vision is definitely not in on any of this.

Twins yup. Quicksilver no commercial.

Billy is the name of Wiccan. Tommy is the name of Speed.

Remember in episode 2 where Monica (Geraldine) doesn't know her name at first at the garden party thing? She is not from here. She is an outsider that made it in.

Herb and Agnes are other SWORD Agents? At least maybe Herb is. Agnes seems to know the most of what is going on and is either trying to keep her head down or is trying to keep the SWORD guys in check.

Actually... I think Herb is not a SWORD Agent. I think he is just aware of the problem. Maybe Monica let them know she was here to help and Herb was trying to say "She came here because we're all... trapped."

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What time do the new episodes actually post anyway? As much as I love the weekly schedule, going into spoiler lockdown every Friday gets tiresome.
   
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Spoiler:
I think that another agency is monitoring/containing Wanda, and that "Geraldine" is a SWORD agent trying to reach Wanda. When "Geraldine" landed, she was quickly surrounded as a threat, rather than SWORD knowing they have an agent on the inside. The toy helicopter is probably how she got in. There was also the voice from the radio trying to reach Wanda from the outside.
   
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 LunarSol wrote:
What time do the new episodes actually post anyway? As much as I love the weekly schedule, going into spoiler lockdown every Friday gets tiresome.


It looked like midnight EST here in the USA. But maybe it's a rolling release at midnight around the world? Dunno.


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Can we not forget that this is supposed to be around the time that S.Witch went literally insane and killed off half the world? I think this is her insane world that she has created to cope with her insanity. This is a long way to go to just do a tie in to a very irrelevant parallel universe twist/arc that really never took off. Odd they took this track for inspiration, but color me enthused. If we see the death of Scarlet Witch out of this, I'll be happy.
   
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 Lance845 wrote:
 LunarSol wrote:
What time do the new episodes actually post anyway? As much as I love the weekly schedule, going into spoiler lockdown every Friday gets tiresome.


It looked like midnight EST here in the USA. But maybe it's a rolling release at midnight around the world? Dunno.


Weird. Wasn't up at midnight CST. Possibly an app timing thing though. I was watching something else around the time and the cache might not have reset.
   
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So I usually have a 3 episode rule for pretty much any show- and I can't remember the last time anything squeaking through at the last minute like Wandavision just did what that ending, wow.

I'm in.

   
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So something i noticed. Twin Labour tends to be continuous or at least not like that. The second she heard Vision say tommy, she started having another kid, as if to give vision what he wanted, Billy.
Maybe this is more something wanda made for vision, then wanda making for herself.
Also this definitly takes place, SOMEWJHERE. What those towers are is likely containment for Wandas powers to prevent the TV worled from taking over.

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So, really thinking about the last few minutes of episode 3...

Spoiler:
I'm really leaning towards, 'there is no external villain' in the show, there's no ShadowKing or equivalent. It's all Wanda.

Maybe a villain will end up being the manifestation of her grief or something, but ultimately, it's all Wanda.

I think, somehow she was brought to this town, post Endgame, maybe encouraged to have a normal life...

And that triggered something in her, she wanted a normal life. Maybe what America promised what it was supposed to be on TV. Not the experiences she's had as a prisoner of Hydra, nor even when she was locked in at Avengers HQ.

She wanted a normal life... So, she created it for herself. And that meant bringing Vision back.

Her powers rewrote reality, literally walled off the town from the rest of the world, and she gave herself a 'happily ever after' whether the towns inhabitants wanted to or not... Hence the comments about 'never being able to leave...'

Of course, walling off the town in a bubble of an alternate reality brings notice, and that's how a SHIELD successor, SWORD has gotten involved, deploying and building a base around the area, like what SHIELD did when Thor's Hammer showed up all those years ago.

All the weirdness has been SWORDs way to try to breach the reality bubble, overhead via helicopter, then, I think perhaps it was Geraldine in the bee suit trying to break in via the sewers. Which she succeeded, but was caught and basically turned into Wanda's fiction, as part of her 'happily ever after' story...

But when she was asking too many questions, when she brought up Pietro, brought up the grief, the loss... Wanda was in danger of losing her 'happily ever after' and so to ensure that, to protect that... Geraldine was ejected from her reality.



Ok, maybe not that insightful, in hindsight but I've seen enough people say they're not sure what is going on, that I figured I'd try to reframe some events and provide MY GUESSES at gap filling to create a more sort of linear narrative. It could very well be wrong, there could be WAY MORE of a mystery that hasn't been shown yet but, I guess, I hope I've provided enough of a framework that someone can like, replace the gaps where I've got the guessing wrong.
   
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I had a thought today. I think Wanda has been going mad/using her reality warping powers since Quicksilver died in Age of Ultron.

I don't think the actress dropped the accent because meta reasons. I think Wanda couldn't handle the loss of Quicksilver and so warped reality to adjust herself to fit in with the new family. Burying her grief and thoughts about her brother and changing herself to fit in with her new American based "family".

We have been watching Wanda low key effect herself and her reality this entire time. Loosing Vision and the events of Endgame just pushed her way over the edge into creating this bubble reality.


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It may not be actual reality warping. It could be similar to what she did in AoU where ideas she implanted totally altered someone's perception of reality. She may be forcing that on an entire town and the "bubble" we see might be something set up to contain the reach of her mind control.
   
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Well that answers that.

 
   
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Indeed.

Spoiler:
Interesting that the change to the Agent’s life line continued after it left the bubble - as did Monica’s clothing.

CMBR. Stones reduced to atoms. Wanda rebuilding with her powers.

Reckon Wanda is trying to put Vision back together?

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