Lately, I’ve been enjoying reruns of 1980s shows on Antenna TV channel every Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s a topic. I want to know what’s involved in applying Dramatica/Subtext to designing a tv series. You all likely know about television series pitches. Give the premise of the show, its recurring characters, episode plots, sets, etc.
Shows such as Diff’rent Strokes and Silver Spoons have conflicts and themes at the entire series level. For example, Silver Spoons has a conflict. A rich father has never played a role in his son’s life until suddenly one day the child shows up. This factors into his own father’s relationship with him… providing financially but lacking in the emotional experience. It’s all right there in the theme song.
How can we use Dramatica in order to design a television series?