Scripted Narrative TV Show
Now, as we continue to deepen our capacity to comment on scripted forms of television, you will progress toward writing a 3-4 page analysis of *at least* six episodes of a chosen scripted narrative TV show. (You can choose which scripted show you watch + write about. It just can’t be a reality show or a contest show.) You might make connections between your chosen show, and television shows/styles we have looked at in class. (Including, for example, Atlanta, Twin Peaks, NYPD Blue, or the tradition of telenovelas.) Take notes while you watch the episodes of your chosen show! remember the following: – We are not looking for just a plot summary. (We have Wikipedia for that!) We want to know what YOU THINK the main impact of the show is. This impact does not have to be positive! (That is: you can say that the main impact of the show is negative; that it’s not good; that it has no real reason to exist — if that is what you think!) – You need to BALANCE reporting on the context of the show — and any plot summary you need to give — with your personal analysis of what you watched. Don’t just give us impersonal facts about who/what/when/where. Don’t just give us your opinions. Give us details about the show’s writing photography, editing rhythm, sound choices. Tie that to *some kind of bigger tradition* in TV (like the detective show, the sitcom, or telenovelas). Thread those formal “facts” together with your opinions about the show. – You should establish some kind of LEAD SENTENCE (or opening paragraph) that shows why your analysis might be *relevant* to a reader who has not seen the show in question. Think about using the methods of critique that we have looked at, so far, in class! And have fun with it! Remember: this is not a traditional “paper.” You can put your voice and perspective into it.