Re: RARA-AVIS: Sturgeon's "Cellmate"

Date: 11 Jun 2008

Mario wrote:

"It may be ironic given that people read less and less, but then the quality of television scripts has improved enormously just when the public for television is shrinking. Go figure."

That's an easy one. Corporations, including media corporations, are only open to innovation when the old models cease to be as profitable. That's why, traditionally, it was the network at the bottom that has tried new things. And now that all of them are taking big hits, they're all scrambling for new successful model, be it denser plotting (Lost, 24, Seinfeld, etc) or reality shows. A section of the book Everything Bad is Good for You discusses the increased complexity in TV (and movies and video games, etc).


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