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“The Columbine Episode”

Are episodes about school shootings a good way to spark conversation, or are they just another plot device?
An in-depth look at the political side (gun control, safety, laws, etc.) as well as the social side can be discussed ( bullying,media influences e.g: video games, mental illness,racism).

Is the "shooting episode" going to have an impact on the characters for the rest of the series, or is it just one episode?

(Degrassi “Time Stands Still”, One Tree Hill “ With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept “ My So Called Life “ Guns and Gossip” 7th Heaven “Teased” Law & Order “School Daze” Law & Order SVU "Manic" S.W.A.T “School” and if we must, Glee episode “shooting star” )

  • ( Degrassi “Time Stands Still”, One Tree Hill “ With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept “) – kitty22 3 months ago
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  • My So Called Life “ Guns and Gossip” 7th Heaven “Teased” Law & Order “School Daze” Law & Order SVU "Manic" S.W.A.T “School” – kitty22 3 months ago
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  • Discussing episodes that deal with the political side ( gun control, ) and the social side ( bullying media influences ie: video games) – kitty22 3 months ago
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  • Excluding episodes that are based on Columbine and other school shooting incidences ( Cold Case “Rampage”) – kitty22 3 months ago
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  • A data point to look into would be viewership/ratings of the aired episode and the ones following. There's a line drawn at which a show can have a little commentary on real life during its narrative versus when people shut off the TV during their break from reality. "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" experienced a severe dip in viewership for instance after that one episode featuring white policemen. – DancingKomodos 3 months ago
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