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chenjie108 11-12-2017 11:44 PM

Act Structure for Television
 
When writing a serialized teleplay—or rather when outlining seasons and such:

Does act structure apply just to the episode, or the season, or both, or the whole series?

Puzzling... any thoughts or article links appreciated

stevencwood 11-14-2017 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chenjie108 (Post 430845)
When writing a serialized teleplay—or rather when outlining seasons and such:

Does act structure apply just to the episode, or the season, or both, or the whole series?

Puzzling... any thoughts or article links appreciated

Well, apparently the Breaking Bad pilot script is how it should be done.


http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ina22/s..._Bad-Pilot.PDF

WalterB 11-14-2017 03:28 PM

Series like The A-Team, Law & Order have their emphasise on episodes, while series like Game of Thrones have the episodes, seasons and complete series to consider.

So I guess it depends whether you want an old school series where missing an episode is no big deal or a new school series that make people binge.


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