” Pre-Cap” for TV Shows

While watching some shows, I get annoyed by the way they are segmented, especially around commercial breaks. I admit that I don’t watch much TV that includes commercials, even on DVR.

A growing trend that bugs me is what I have named the “precap.” I know this word already exists, but not in the sense I use it. A “precap” is the tendency of a show to show us what is going to happen after the commercial; after the commercial break, we then see what happened before and what is yet to come. Sometimes, the same material is referenced several times before being shown. Ugh!

I have to learn new ways to stop noticing this trend, as it is slowly killing the little enjoyment I can glean from a few TV shows.