TV Shows

Show Notes

In this week’s episode, hosts Sam, Liz, and Mary share their insights on the main idea of how TV has surpassed Hollywood in terms of creativity and originality. With the explosion of TV content in recent years, the hosts discuss the difficulty of selecting a favorite show and highlight the quality of writing in limited series. They also delve into the trend of rebooting old TV shows and movies, expressing their dislike for unnecessary reboots and suggesting alternatives such as reunions or mini-series updates.

The speakers reflect on their favorite childhood shows and discuss the frustration of shows that were cancelled too early. They also touch on the importance of good writing and diversity in writing staff for TV shows with multiple episodes or seasons. Don’t forget to send your feedback and questions through their email and Instagram accounts. Don’t miss this exciting episode!

Topic: TV Shows

I. Variety of TV Shows
– Different genres and streaming networks 
– Quality of writing in limited series 
– Difficulty in selecting favorite show 

II. Reboots
– Dislike for reboots 
– Exception for “The Wonder Years” reboot 
– Failure of some reboots 

III. Childhood TV Shows
– Educational nature of childhood TV shows 
– Favorite childhood shows 

IV. Cancelled Shows
– Frustration with shows that end poorly 
– Rebooting cancelled shows 

V. Writing for TV Shows
– Importance of good writing and staying true to original vision 
– Need for a team of writers and showrunners 

VI. Popular TV Shows
– List of popular TV shows 
– Mixed opinions on certain shows 

VII. Recent TV Show Watching Habits
– Excitement for upcoming seasons of certain shows 
– Interest in Korean TV shows 

VIII. Feedback and Questions
– Encouragement for feedback and questions through email and Instagram accounts.

Did we discuss any of your favorites? If not, what other shows should we have talked about? Send us a comment!‚Äč


Key Points

[0:02:07] 
Netflix’s award-winning library of streaming shows, limited series, and high-quality writing has revolutionized entertainment.

[0:04:15] 
Despite their aversion to reality TV and opposition to rebooting beloved films and series, millennials still consume an average of 3.2 hours of television a day.

[0:05:56] 
Unbelievably, every individual has their own unique favorite TV genre – ranging from comedies to dramas to sci-fi and beyond!

[0:13:09] 
Midway through its run, a series’ drastic shift in tone and quality can be caused by a single, sudden change in its writing staff.

[0:33:26] 
Mr. Rogers’ timeless legacy of compassion and understanding has inspired generations of viewers with his show that transcended age barriers.

[0:37:38] 
Rebooting prematurely cancelled shows that left viewers with unresolved questions and unfinished stories could be a more rewarding and impactful experience.

[0:40:41] 
Viewers are often captivated by the nostalgia of reunions with beloved original casts, making them far more popular than unnecessary reboots.

[0:42:37] 
Despite their diverse opinions, all members of the group agreed that the TV shows they watched provided entertaining and thought-provoking entertainment.

[0:44:36] 
From The Sopranos to Bridgerton, Shadow and Bone to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these TV shows have captivated viewers with their storylines and exceptional characters.

[0:48:13]
Despite the recent attention to the lack of diversity in TV writer’s rooms, only an estimated 10% of writers in these rooms are people of color.

[1:09:24] 
The Boys showcases a stark reality: the insidious pursuit of money and fame has warped the once-noble concept of the superhero into a grotesque caricature of its former self.

[1:09:24] 
With streaming platforms revolutionizing the sitcom industry, many reboots have failed to capture the same captivating essence of the beloved original shows, ultimately proving to be unnecessary.


Quotes

– “The quality of the writing. In fact, there’s a pretty good case to be made that, uh, writing on TV in general, um, is better than what we’ve been seeing on movie screens in recent years.”

– “I’m totally fine that they’re literally taking the title and kind of just repurposing it for a similar type show.”

“That was great. That was like one of the few cartoons…where it’s entertaining, but they had really solid storytelling.”

– “They did a pretty good job giving the six of them distinctive characteristics that make them different from each other.”

– “It honestly feels like these people don’t know how the hell to write when they write endings like that.”

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