The episodic format of many American shows is getting lame

August 1, 2016, 10:05 am

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The debate "The episodic format of many American shows is getting lame" was started by Nemiroff on August 1, 2016, 10:05 am. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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of course they have an underlying story that spans the season or the whole show. it doesn't eliminate the story. but it does limit it's can limit it's depth trying to break it into bite sized completely contained segments.

the big season story usually gets like 2 minutes of development at the end of each episode, which is nice, but could be nicer. I mean how awesome are those shows when they do a 2 parter which lets them dig just a little deeper?

3 years, 10 months ago

Arrow did a somewhat good job at removing this. It had serious character build up, but it still had fight scenes. Deathstroke was built up and didn't go away up until the season ended.

3 years, 10 months ago

This doesn't completely limit story. All of these shows have underlying storylines and show great character development through them.

3 years, 10 months ago

the black list, all the csi and law and orders, any super hero show, and just about every show does this format which severely limits the depths of the potential stories these shows can tell.

3 years, 10 months ago

not the 30 minute episode format, but the fact that each episode has to have its villain and it's own resolution as opposed to an ongoing adventure. game of thrones can be seen as an exception to that rule where not every episode has a complete ending.

3 years, 10 months ago
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