3 Reasons Television Will Always Be Better Than Film
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3 Reasons Television Will Always Be Better Than Film

Let's put this debate to rest, shall we?

3 Reasons Television Will Always Be Better Than Film

Fun fact: I'm not a huge fan of movies. I haven't seen any of "Harry Potter," "Lord of the Rings" or "Star Wars." And before anyone goes freaking out, yes, I know I'm in the minority.

When it comes to television, however, it's the opposite. I become borderline obsessed, setting timers so that I don't miss a single second of new episodes, binge-watching multiple seasons of a show on Netflix or posting to my Instagram fan account for "The Bachelor."

While I'm not as cultured when it comes to the big screen, you can bet your bottom dollar I've seen every single episode of various television shows, including "The Office," "Gossip Girl" and "Riverdale."

On that note, there are a few reasons why I enjoy television vastly more than film.

1. Movies are just too short.

I watch TV and movies because I want to become immersed in the characters and their storylines. However, with many movies, I find that the second I really get into the plot, the movie is over. There's not nearly as much character development, plot twists or depth overall.

I want to watch the characters grow and to be able to understand their journey, and I'm not able to do so when I feel rushed through a two-hour movie.

The other side of this argument, of course, is that television gets too drawn out, that writers and producers keep a series going past its natural end in order to make money, ruining the quality of the show. Does this happen? Of course.

But don't try to tell me movies are never drawn out as well. ("Titanic," I'm looking at you—no offense, but I don't really care about old Rose.)

2. TV cliffhangers are better.

What's not to love about cliffhangers? They're suspenseful, fun and keep the audience guessing, encouraging them to continue watching. Anybody who hates cliffhangers can sit down because I love them — especially the cliffhangers in many of the shows on The CW.

I hate having to wait a whole week for the next episode of my shows, but I'll be more pumped than ever by the next episode. While movies also have cliffhangers, I'm not as big of a fan, mainly because it takes so long for a sequel to come out.

By the time that next movie comes out, I don't even remember what the initial cliffhanger was, so the whole point of creating excitement was pointless.

3. TV is easier to watch.

Does it make any sense that I have the time to watch all 22 hours of a season of "Psych," but never have enough time to watch a two-hour movie? Absolutely not. But that's exactly what works for me.

Whether it's during a spare hour in between my two jobs, or during the little bit of time before I fall asleep, it's much easier to watch episodes of a television show than it is to sit through an entire movie.

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