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24 and Strike Back: Do fast paced shows work?

We all love character development, but when it comes to a clock-ticking in order to save the world, is there any time for it. And if it doesn’t, what would you add to the formula?

  • Character is the most important. Without the action shows fall flat. Not to mention dialogue as a close second. – Munjeera 5 years ago
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  • The dialogue must be intelligent enough to capture this audience. – Munjeera 5 years ago
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  • Structure is key--the shows are constructed in a way that causes constant forward momentum. It doesn't leave room for floating plot lines. – Nate OcĂ©an 5 years ago
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  • This is a fantastic topic. At what point did character development become important to an audience? Fairy tales contain no development and one could argue that ancient Greek plays also contained no meaningful changes in character--often a play would simply demonstrate the failures of a character without any ability or option to change. – jackanapes 4 years ago
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