Feature film vs hour long episode.
Take an hour long episode of a series such as Quincy or CSI. How is this different from say an hour long Indie Film of a similar or smaller budget?
Trying to answer my own question I would say that in a film "every second should count" whereas in a tv episode there may be a lot of "filler". i.e. you could take any 5 seconds from Total Recall and it will be interesting whereas take a random 5 seconds from CSI and it could be some agent scratching has ass.
Do you think this is right and what other things differentiate a tv episode from an indie film?