It isn't just this show that I'm like that about. I never watch episodic shows one week at a time. I watch whole seasons instead. I appreciate the quality of the podcast and love its portability. I work from home and am usually listening to it while I do my job but I have taken it with me on plane trips and to the grocery store and think it's awesome. Just cannot abide a half a year absence. It is highly likely that I won't listen to more until the whole show is completed.
Different strokes for different folks right?
I prefer listening to a whole season at once but I can't wait that long.
When the TV show Heros first cam out I watched the entire first season back to back and LOVED it. Then I watched the Second season one episode at a time and hated it. The second season was mediocre at best but I also couldn't stand commercials after watching the first season with limited commercial interruption. It spoiled me so much that I completely stopped watching live TV. I only watch internet episodes now.
It is a compliment to We're Alive that I will listen to weekly episodes.
Serial Radio and TV shows are designed to have a cliff hanger to force you to stay interested until the next show is released. The Internet has turned me into a instant gratification junky and cliffhangers usually feel so fake that I can't stand them.
Its kind of funny because in the late 80's a lot of sociologist were talking about how TV had reduced people's attention spans and created a demand for instant gratification. Those same sociologist must look at what the internet has done and wish for the good old days of Broadcast TV's dominance.
I think what makes WA work is "augmented listening." You have random access to each and every episode, you have the vast opportunities here at the forum, you can check facts on the Internet, but most of all - you are not able to extract all the information and hints hidden in each episode by only listening once.
"You need to update your sig - you have a rep of 23 now.... " - scbubba
Unfortunately, this applies only to things I discovered AFTER Lost, and I discovered WA before that But I trust KC WAY more than any $-stuffed Hollywood writer with a dadaist script generator, so I keep engaging in it on a weekly basis
Season 3 finale) once. I know that many of you have already listened several times, but I'm issuing out a challenge.
My fellow WA fans: While we wait for Season 4, relisten to the entire series to date and ADD TO THE WIKI! The first time around, I actually added to the WIKI after listening to each chapter. Our WIKI is seriously lacking and it could use some TLC. Who's game?
Oh, and all you Facebook users... check out and join this WA marathon event: https://www.facebook.com/events/486546401392893/
Last edited by Aerock; Feb 25th, 2013 at 09:23 AM.