Authorship in television

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Richard Holland

In recent years, movies and TV shows have become almost indistinguishable from each other. Shows like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and Game of Thrones have brought enough cinematic techniques and inspiration to the medium to discredit the idea that television shows are artistically inferior to movies. Many even favour the longform storytelling found in TV shows, to the point where more shows are capturing the cultural zeitgeist in a way that a lot of movies are no longer able to. It is clear that this is the result of a general increase in the quality of recent TV shows, but this leaves the question of how they became so much better. While there are obviously a number of factors affecting this, it seems clear that an increase in authorial control is the most important.

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Consistency is a rare thing in television shows. As a product of numerous different writers, directors…

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