You know the deal. You are watching a show. Something big is about to happen.
Then they go back 30 secs to a minute in the show after the commercial. Some shows are terrible about this and it is almost like you can watch an hour and half the show was repeated. When did this phenomenon start? Was there a show or a trend that started it? Do networks think users really want to view shows in this way? Do these cuts get included in the box set versions of the shows (so are the "shows" on DVD shorter)?
Also logically wouldn't this type of thing have gone in the opposite direction with people skipping commercials?
Note that a buddy at work has a theory it is because of people skipping. In that you won't see the "thing" after it has happened. He thinks this is a buffer of sorts. However when my wife watches the Bachelor or similar shows I am already in hell and then I have to watch the same stupid scene in previews, before a commercial (coming up), before a commercial (the first real time it plays on show), and then after the commercial. 4 TIMES!!! Serenity now!