There is, however, a simple solution: Change the format, or at least reimagine it. When it comes to so-called arc shows, we need something between a mini-series and an open-ended run. We need the TV equivalent of a novella: the limited-run show.Brilliant. Why didn't anyone think of this before? A TV equivalent of a novella. Hmm, what should we call it? Something that combines the idea of TV and novela, something catchy, that let's people know it's not a MINI series but it ain't open-ended, either. Huh, TV + novella. What the heck can we call it? NovellaTV? No. Television-novels? Not catchy enough. How about, uh, telenovela? Hey, that could work.
Friday, November 10, 2006
"New York" Magazine Solves The Problem Of Serialized Dramas
"New York" magazine's Adam Sternbergh tells us "how to fix shows like 'Lost.'"