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23 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

View PostBuglamp, on 23 June 2015 - 06:14 PM, said:

TV shows have more variance now though. Some are only one season(and not just because they got cancelled). Or one season = one separate story, like True Detective is doing. I've watched some TV shows in one sitting before or close to it.

Some TV shows are also almost like mini-movies each episode. Black Mirror for example, each episode is a separate experience and a complete story.
i was gonna mention black mirror while reading the first paragraph of the post =)

but it's not exactly a 'tv show', it's tagged as "mini-series" on imdb. pretty sure a separate tag like this exists for a reason - it's a different format

speaking of black mirror though, i thought the sequel was kind of underwhelming compared to the original. it just kinda felt like they tried too hard to make it "even more powerful" than the first one so it just ended up a mess. still watched all 3 parts though, wasn't too bad

In Topic: Television > Movies

23 June 2015 - 03:05 AM

also 'drowned immigrant family' rly?

no xenophobia plz, ajot is a place for civil discourse

In Topic: Television > Movies

23 June 2015 - 02:57 AM

tvshows have more in common with anime than with movies tbh

In Topic: Television > Movies

23 June 2015 - 02:55 AM

View PostBuglamp, on 22 June 2015 - 08:19 PM, said:

This is not a very good comparison. Magazines are different for reasons other than length, that's the main difference between movie and TV show.

Some TV shows are more/less linear and some are more/less episodic. More are going toward the more linear style though which can essentially make some of them basically just longer movies.

Magazine vs. Book OTOH are more clearly distinct, since there aren't any magazines(that I'm aware of at least) that are one long story like many books are.
it's more than that though honestly

tv shows are something you follow over long periods of time. like, not just till next episode, but till next season too (aka literally years). it's this long continuous kind of thing, like, GoT has been a part of my life (as lame as that sounds) for like 5 years now since 2011 when it came out? and entire april + may + june is always like a summer trip to westeros on sundays

movies however are a complete experience. sequels are really not the same thing as a 'next episode' if you get what i mean. you watch a movie then that's it, it's just sort of there in your memories. it's not a 'commitment' it's just an experience

idk it just never occurs to me to compare them to movies. sometimes i want to start up another TV show (altho i dont take that decision lightly anymore considering i don't have enough time to even catch up with things i DO follow lol), sometimes i just want to watch something complete, like, with an intro and a finale and everything, noamsayin? it's really not the same thing

In Topic: Television > Movies

22 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

i do absolutely agree that cinematography in TV shows has improved MASSIVELY in the last ~decade though

and that's a good thing

doesn't mean i enjoy movies less tho