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Half Hour Episodes Too Short

Half Hour episode too short?

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    Endresol

    [21]Aug 21, 2007
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    I totally agree! This show should be aired as a full hour show like so many inferiour shows. But still, it's awesome!
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    MrShotShot

    [22]Aug 26, 2007
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    Very few comedies have, if every, successfully pulled off the hour format.

    Personally, I think it it's perfect as it is and and hour wouldn't work for Entourage because it would mess up the timing - make things seem too forced. Look at it this way, we at least get a full half hour and not the 22 minutes if it were on a traditional network.

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    GrEgS78

    [23]Aug 27, 2007
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    I'm not going to take the time and read all of this but I just believe that 30 minutes is perfect, that's how it's always been that's how it will be and i actually like shorter shows
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    clockworx23

    [24]Aug 28, 2007
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    I also think a half hour is perfect for this show, especially considering that theres no commercials. Its not like network sitcoms where you basically get an 18 minute show and 12 minutes of commercials. Also like heads have already mentioned in this thread, it keeps you wanting more when the episode ends which is what great shows are supposed to do.

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    JohnnyDrama8

    [25]Aug 28, 2007
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    I can't think of any comedy which was longer than a half hour unless they had a special one week. An hour would spread itself to thin.
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    budbundy1997

    [26]Aug 29, 2007
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    27 mn is ok
    if it were longer, the episodes would me sore serious,a nd i dont want that

    is sucks though that there is no season 4.2 like there was this year
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    J708

    [27]Nov 11, 2007
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    I think half hour is just perfect. Doesn't get too boring and always keeps you wanting more.
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    cutieflutie1216

    [28]Mar 25, 2008
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    I think the "30" minute episodes are too short to get in depth. Although I like the fast pace work and slower pace social aspects, I think they need more time.
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    kingerique

    [29]May 22, 2008
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    I think somewhere between half an hour and an hour would be ideal. The current length leaves you wanting more which is not a problem when you have the dvd set and can watch one episode after the other, but when you are watching one episode a week on tv it just does not seem enough

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    vicky24c

    [30]May 30, 2008
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    I think that 30 minutes is perhaps why the show works so well.
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    4Super2natural0

    [31]Jun 2, 2008
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    its a toss up for me but i voted yes anyways because i could always use more entourage. but for some reason the 30mins works for them. sometimes i wish some story lines would be an hour but i think its good. i just wish there were more eps per season at 30mins a piece...the number of episodes per season has always been crazy. i just wish it was longer but thats my only complaint. otherwise the show is PERFECT!!!!!
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    mackymacaspac

    [32]Jul 12, 2008
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    I'm good with just 30 minutes. I've never had there feeling where I was asking for more from an episode, so 30 minutes is just fine I suppose.
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