Why has TV storytelling become so complex?: A journalistic take

I’ve always been interested in the way that serialised storytelling has allowed more complex stories and themes to be explored and how they have afforded a more intimate relationship with the characters. This article provides an interesting look into the way this approach has come to dominate TV these days.

Just TV

I was recently invited by The Conversation to write something for their site exploring some of the arguments of my new book for a general audience. I like reading The Conversation to see academics writing in a journalistic voice (something that some are better at than others) and support their embrace of CreativeCommons licensing and open republishing. So in that vein, here’s the piece below the fold – the arguments will be familiar to regular readers of Just TV, but hopefully worth sharing regardless.

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