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revised When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
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revised What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?
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comment What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?
well, the SAG/WAG/DGA rules form the basis for most of this, but there's a lot of leeway for negotiations.
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comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Yes, @wbogacz I think you nailed exactly what I've been trying to express, the difference between multi-episode and multi-season plot arcs vs just a general "well we moved to another city or swapped out one bar owner for another."
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comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Not really a new curiosity, just an intuition I get when I watch older TV shows vs. newer ones, and wonder why old shows never seemed to care about things like changing how many kids a main character has. But I could never decide if this was all my own TV viewing habits biasing my memory, or if serialized shows got some kind of "boost" from the Internet, or if there was just a chance in attitude in the industry, or what.
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comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
@wbogacz this is true, I can see why serialized TV might be harder to syndicate, but that doesn't explain why almost every show I watch these days (including the syndicated ones from ~1999 on) are serial in nature. Just reading the USA and TNT daily syndicated shows we have Smallville, Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, Bones, House, NCIS, Burn Notice...
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revised When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
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comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
I remember a lot of those shows and I don't remember, e.g. Family Ties or Cheers being terribly serial, other than obvious things like major cast changes that can't be "ignored". Maybe I just don't remember them all that well :) +1 though because I had forgotten Moonlighting and the whole UST thing.
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answered What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?
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asked When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
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comment Actors acting the real actors inside a movie?
i found a dozen or so tvtropes almost about this -- Actor Allusion and Casting Gag seem near-misses -- but nothing specifically about an actor playing a character that is playing the actor.
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comment What was the first crossover movie like The Avengers, using only movie franchises?
All TVTropes links should come with a consumer product warning about the dangers of starving to death while following links.