Saturday, October 11, 2014

Weekly Whine: Short Season

Lately, my husband and I have been watching some new TV shows. A couple of the shows that we really like are Nathan For You and the IT Crowd.(Well, I like the latter. I'm always a sucker for an Irish accent.)

When you start watching a show and you think that there are four seasons to watch, it makes you think that there are lots and lots of episodes. But somehow, in these shows, the seasons are only five or six episodes long. It's kind of a cheat.

Seriously, how is it possible to have a show with only six episode in the entire season every single season?


  1. No idea about Nathan for You, but IT Crowd is a UK show and that's not that unusual for them. I've watched IT Crowd as well but probably my favorite recent UK series was Inbetweeners, which had 3 seasons... of 6 episodes each.

  2. My husband and I just got started with Sherlock. It has 3 episodes per season. Each season is Q2years!!! Gotta wait until 2016 for the next season. It's worth waiting for but 2 years is a long time!!!

  3. You might like Gavin & Stacey, another UK show. 2 seasons.

  4. This is the rule for British shows. It's disappointing when you're used to American seasons, but you have to think the short seasons and the exceptional quality of these British series are related.