TV Series Notes
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Date Created: 03/17/16
Rachel Krawsek TV Series Notes 3/17/16 TV Series Notes There needs to be an arc for the… o Series o Episode o Character Difference between Film and TV Episodic; Longer Everything is series done in one shot (one off) Watched in homes Watch on a big Lots of screen characters Has only 7-8 Can continue on characters forever Attention Span plays a big part in television o You have to hook people right away o Get people to come back Cliffhangers o Compete with other shows on at the same time Daytime Talk shows Court Soap operas Primetime Dramas, Thrillers, Sitcoms Late Night shows Satire, Political Types of Episodic TV o Reality unscripted o Drama Scripted, actors, fiction Can’t try and understand the show when you watch in the middle, must watch from the beginning Rachel Krawsek TV Series Notes 3/17/16 o Sitcom Un-serialized Don’t need to watch the pilot to understand plot Characters basically stay the same at the core You care about the characters You watch sitcoms for relatability Most TV shows are about… o Family o Friendships o Work Character Rules o Character Goals o Character Flaws o Character Stakes o Where does the character start? o Where do they end up? o What mistakes do they make along the way? This leads to cliffhangers Makes characters watchable Hooks the viewer o Good characters are complex o Figure out the character’s fears o Make character’s sympathetic Make audience understand their pain
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