MovieFone - Tough choice this weekend: You could go to the multiplex and catch such acclaimed new features as superhero epic "The Avengers," romantic comedy "Think Like a Man" or stop-motion animation gem "The Pirates! Band of Misfits." Or, you could stay home and watch new episodes of brainy period drama "Mad Men" or the sprawling fantasy "Game of Thrones."
But many people will probably wait until those movies come out on Netflix and stream them at home, or DVR those series and then watch them in blocks. At that point, with the viewing experience digitized, flattened, squeezed, shrunk, re-shaped, and rescheduled for our convenience, the distinction between whether the story began as a movie or TV show won't matter anymore.