Analyzing TV series and their narrative complexity

 

In the past 20 years, television storytelling has changed drastically. First we had traditional episodic and serial forms of television and then they turned into more complex narrative forms, changing our TV perception.  In our research project, we wanted to tackle this idea of narrative complexity in TV series. In the past years new techniques of directing and producing of motion pictures were introduced. Having that in mind, we wanted to find out if narrative complexity has changed over the last 20 years. Another thing we were thinking of is what factors would effectively influence narrative complexity in TV series. Since genre roughly classifies movies and TV series and therefore determines the form and style of TV series, our second research task was to discover if the narrative complexity varies based on the genre. In order to find out if there is a correlation between complexity of TV series…

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