Resurrection is the latest show in trend for me, which I call "I'll start watching you when you start getting serious."

Some other examples have been Arrow, Haven, and Intruders.

These are shows where I sensed they were going to have a long ramp up before getting to the meat of the story/letting it's freak flag fly. In some cases, it was to build up to a metaplot, in other cases it's a blatant effort to let non-genre audiences get comfortable with the premise.

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Personally, I don't need that sort of hand holding, it bores me a bit. Not because of a lack of action, but because I know the tropes and pacing by heart. It's too much wheel-spinning for too little reward.

It's why Sleepy Hollow and maybe the Flash are going to have me onboard on day one.

For contrast, AoS was a exception in that I had a yearning hope it would get better. I consider myself lucky that there's been a payoff. And maaaybe Gotham will be an exception in the opposite vain, only because it seems to be two different shows at times.

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Does any one else feel this urge to skip half a season or two just to skip the drawn out build up?