posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 05:02 AM
I can sort of understand why Apple did this (as much as I hate Apple)
This last season of Breaking Bad (season 5) is split up into two blocks of 6 episodes each. Breaking Bad fans were pissed because the makers of BB put
such a huge gap between the first six episodes and the last six episodes, such a large gap that it's basically two separate seasons. Evidently the
people working on breaking bad even call the last season "Season 5 A" for the first six and "Season 5 B" for the second six.
So it kind of makes sense for Apple to break up the sale of the season into two separate packages, but they went about it totally the wrong way. They
should have made it absolutely clear at the beginning that the purchase was ONLY for the first six episodes. And they shouldn't have charged nearly
as much as they did, six episodes is hardly enough material to warrant that full price.
I'm sure they will have to provide the last six episodes free of charge. Their wording says all remaining episodes of season 5, and technically
speaking the first 6 and second 6 are all still season 5. Even with the large break between airing of the episodes, on everything official they are
both season 5.
I seriously suspect Apple was purposefully trying to trick people by doing this, and was hoping nobody would get too worked up over it. They probably
figured a few people would complain and press the point, but not enough to throw off the profit from double charging for a single season. They didn't
anticipate how rabid Breaking Bad fans are, try to rip off BB fans and see what happens, B1TCH! (Jessie Pinkman catchphrase for those that don't
watch the show)