I’ve only been getting my head round Dramatica Theory for the last couple of weeks, (so please excuse the basic nature of what follows) but I recently watched the Amazon El Presedente series about the South American (Mainly Chilean) football world in the 90s. I couldn’t help thinking that Dramatica had been used in producing the series or maybe not, because there were problems.
It had the MC character be-er, who was only successful because his wife, reason control sidekick pushed him. He had another henchman sidekick who was emotion/uncontrolled The impact character was the FBI officer, and there was a Guardian helper, the head of the Argentinian football organisation who was also the narrator.
The problem was there was no clear Antagonist. To an extent it was the FBI officer but she was also helping him, and they had a good relationship for much of the series. And there was a Chilean football official who seemed to be antagonist at the start, but the FBI officer helped the MC to get rid of him, in the second episode I think, after witch there was lack of focus and clear direction. There was no clear contagonist - both the FBI officer and the wife fulfilled that roll but only to a limited extent.
It has all 4 story through lines but this revealed another flaw because the Overall Storyline was narrated in satirical superficial way, which coupled with fast moving montages made it seem distanced and at odds with the tension in the MC through line and Subjective through line.
The ending was also slightly flippant with two contrasting endings, one serious, one comedic. So it seemed class was mixed up to make it multi genre, that didn’t really work. I enjoyed it though! I’d be interested to read more expert comments from anyone else who has seen this series.