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Old 11-12-2017, 11:44 PM   #1
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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
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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
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:28 PM   #3
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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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