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    New Season: When should it end?

    Various TV series are loved and enjoyed for different factors that lead to producers investing more as time passes and ratings rise. It’s good for the show, the production, and the fans as more seasons get made. But when is the limit of stretching a story? Especially when lead actors decide to leave the cast?

    Helpful examples are long running shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, the CW Arrowverse, Once Upon A Time, etc., and even more recent hit shows like Stranger Things. Also, a good comparison are with shows that did well with just one season, particularly “limited series”, a current television trend that includes Netflix’s Maniac and HBO’s Sharp Objects.

    • This is a really cool topic, I actually think about this a lot. For example, Dexter is my favourite show, but I do think they should have ended sooner than they did, since the story felt stretched. What do you think is a good gauge for knowing when to end a show? – priyashashri 8 hours ago

    What’s the hook of Korean romance dramas?

    Korean romance dramas span a variety of sub-genres that generally entice old and new audiences but romance narratives typically and expectedly end one of two ways: the protagonist and love interest end up, or not. Even if predictable, why does it sell to the audience? What aspects make Korean romance dramas addicting?

    Further topic: the heteronormative themes and couples of Korean romance dramas and its underlying effect on the audience

    • Good question As a K drama addict myself I think it has to do with good development of the characters. It could be high fantasy, a crime drama but the characters are what makes us love them – Amelia Arrows 1 month ago
    • It would be interesting to compare similar dramas, comparing story structure and characters. – kerrybaps 1 month ago

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    Points very well-made. Daredevil is a masterpiece among the Netflix’ Marvel series and a gem within the whole MCU. I also don’t mind that Season 3 was the show’s last because they’ve gone full circle of Matt’s identity as himself and as Daredevil from the first season. It’s a good place to end.

    Daredevil: Season Three Was An Incredible Ending To An Incredible Show

    Audiences (target or not) of live-action anime adaptations are hard to please. Rightfully so, when majority are fans of the source material. But adaptations are only interpretations of the original work, giving them the creative freedom to tell the story differently but with the responsibility to respect the source. That’s where, I think, most adaptations fail.

    Also, anime is a medium that completely suspends belief and a deciding factor are the visuals. The art styles and animation vary from one to another and it can be a reason why anime audiences love the story. So far I’ve noticed producers have gone for the full-fantasy plots that need heavy CGI that requires a big budget so there’s an extra expectation to do visual justice towards fantastical characters.

    Not a movie but live-action Erased was done pretty well (and I believe because of its less-blockbustery genre).

    Interpreting Live-Action Adaptations of Anime

    There’s a fluidity in anime that allows for exploration than fear of death, as you’ve stated. I’ve only watched Death Parade and Angel Beats, but it’s definitely a theme that can be interpreted with diverse and seemingly infinite narratives.

    Exploring The Theme of Death in Anime