End Credits Distracting from the Show
Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:44 AM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:59 AM
Okay, I know this is kind of silly. I'm really liking the new season, but one, playing the credits through the ending of the show is very distracting. I really wish USA would stop that. Second, they used to show a preview for the next week's episode through the credits. Now we don't get a preview. I like the previews. What can I say? Maybe I'm cheesy, but those would be my two requests so far this year. Stop playing the credit through the end of the show. And give me my preview please. Thanks!
You are not silly to be distracted and annoyed by the credits rolling during a significant episode finale. When they did this the picture became boxed ( black trim on bottom of screen) and distorted the high definition quality picture.
I also am very annoyed with the constant and growing ever larger promotions for other shows during the broadcast of another show. This started with written reminders in the corner of the screen and has evolved to moving characters moving across the border of the screen. Unfortunately, USA is not the only channel to use this technique.
I wonder just how far the networks will take this. Will they use self-control or will the increasing audience criticism force the FCC to intervene?
Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:09 AM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:20 AM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:04 PM
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:26 PM
I went to USA's home page and used their e-mail form to contact them. I highly recommend that everyone else do the same, or contact them in some fashion. The more voices they hear, the more likely they are to make changes.
Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:35 PM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:39 PM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:41 PM
Just wanted to add my voice to this - the scrunched up screen on the final scene of episode 502 last night was really REALLY annoying. Totally broke the moment of a very intimate scene. As someone else here said in another thread, come on USA, you can't allow another half a minute for the show to actually finish before you start rolling into credits and the next show?
Yeah, it was a bad, bad move. We couldn't have had one less commercial?
Yeah, I watched it again today and it was really bad. Not only did it "disturb the force" of that final shipper moment, they did it poorly too. It was squished down and Michael's head was out of proportion. I hate when people do that. I've seen it done to screencaps, avatars and sigs. If you're going to make a picture smaller, at least do it to scale.
Edited by LI_Ann, 01 July 2011 - 10:42 PM.
Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:15 AM
Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:01 AM
Add my voice to this list! Really ruined a moment! (I am glad to see that they didn't do it for the reruns!) My request is, when they release the DVD next June, the credits run where they should at the end of every episode - when all the action is finished!
Add me to those who are irked by this. Way to ruin a moment, USA!
And it is far from the same as a split screen; split screens are done artistically. Cramming the credits in under a distorted picture is done for one reason only - more money time. Urggh!