I recently watched the first episode of Jack & Bobby
, which was included as a DVD in an entertainment magazine. First, I really enjoyed the drama and fear that I may have to abandon my "I will never again watch the evil WB because they canceled Angel
" stance. What do you think of this strategy? I was surprised that WB would send out a DVD of a pilot episode to the viewing public prior to the series premiere. Has this been done before? Because in my case, it just may have worked. Maria
The greatest hurdle any new show faces in these competetive times is to get sampled. If that means making the pilot available in a free insert, or to be downloaded off the Internet (which is also happening), all the better if it gets the attention of people like yourself even before it premieres. I don't know if it's a first I've seen teasers released like this, but not entire episodes but if it helps increase awareness and interest in Jack & Bobby, it couldn't happen to a better, nicer show. And while I empathize with your resolve to boycott WB, this series is a good argument for getting over it.