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Supernatural: “Citizen Fang” and Once Upon A Time: “Queen of Hearts”

Or, The Benefits and Detriments of Theme in Television

Theme is one of Aristotle’s Six Key Elements of Drama, and it’s an important one too: knowing why you’re writing something is as important as who’s in it (character) and what they’re doing (plot). But on television, theme can often be a detriment to crafting good drama. Just ask anyone who was disappointed with Battlestar Galactica‘s second half or LOST‘s final season and it seems self-evident that established themes can hinder a television show as much as it can help it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 7, 2012 in The Archives

 

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