The concept of network TV “seasons” has become nothing more than an artifact in these streaming times, a reminder of a time when the three networks programmed themselves the summer season off.  With the mutliple channels (and multiple points of access to them) that we have today, one can probably view brand-new programming year-round, as long as you’re cool with some of it being ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (which is basically ‘American Gladiators’ with a much higher learning curve.)  This has also led to production seasons being split up, as with Doctor Who, making the infuriating decision to give us a few shows in the spring, a few more in the fall, with a big Christmas episode for traditional purposes.  Given my own tardy viewing habits, I’m not sure how I feel about split seasons, which leads us to today’s 13-episode-ordered query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has always found that time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so, but I am always prepared when lunchtime comes around, asking: Do you like or dislike a “split season” format, with a large mid-season hiatus?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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