I completely agree and I've complained about it before. It's difficult to savor each episode and discuss it with others (who haven't seen more than you have) without cloistering yourself away until you're finished. I don't see how this benefits anyone anyway, though I'm sure I'm missing something. As the above poster says, this could have been a 9-week event over the summer. At least with season 4 we got a break before the last 2 episodes were released, so that was better than before.