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    The Culture of Binge-Watching and Its Effect on Writing

    Discuss how binge-watching (or show runners’ anticipation that that is how their product will be consumed) impacts the quality of writing in television shows. This can be positive or negative. For example (SPOILER ALERT for The Walking Dead) the controversy surrounding the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was explained away by some as the show runners anticipating that future viewers who binge watched the series will have the Season 7 premier (and thus the cliffhanger’s resolution) right at their fingertips, thereby making the finale much less objectionable.

    • The shows Netflix produces can be analyzed and part of this, as Netflix releases whole seasons at a time rather than an episode weekly. – LaRose 4 years ago
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    • One aspect a writer has to be mindful when creating a show that has the potential to be binged is keeping the story lines straight. Especially, when giving backstory because the view has access to all the shows and can catch an error quickly and can cite that error with ease. – Venus Echos 4 years ago
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    • Maybe say something about how we as viewers have changed, too. Twenty years ago, the TV told us when we could watch, and what we could watch. Now we have almost everything at our fingertips. What effect has this had on us as consumers? – J.P. Shiel 4 years ago
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    • Could you change the title to "The Culture of Binge Watching and the Effects on Screenwriting?Just a thought. – Munjeera 4 years ago
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    Thank you so much for this. As someone who has read through the books four times and is starved for new material, the theories are really all we have during the Long Night aka wait for Winds.

    5 Fan Theories about A Song of Ice and Fire

    Perfectly articulated – it’s upsetting to think that anyone might take a work of fiction to validate their misogynistic opinions. Beyond that, it is careless for anyone to disregard the unique and meticulously crafted circumstances that made Amy into what she was, and to use the end result of all that development as a brush with which to paint all women.

    What The Audience Got Wrong About "Gone Girl"

    Shakespeare is integral to anyone who is worth their salt in the literary world – if not simply to understand how influential he was on the English language, or to marvel at his mastery of creating iconic characters, but to appreciate how, once his works are distilled to their most basic levels, it is evident that human nature remains largely unchanged despite the passing of nearly half a millennia since The Bard lived. The dialogue, interaction between characters, and the struggles faced by said characters are nowhere near as far removed from our modern lives as one might think. The comedies in particular display this, and I agree wholeheartedly that by primarily examining the Big Three in schools, so many other delightful facets of Shakespeare’s work are left unexplored.

    The Obscure Shakespeare