Tuesday, March 24, 2009
As Good as a Movie
I don't have anything especially profound to say today, so I thought I would throw another one of my opinions at you.
I was never a TV watcher. It was always movies, movies, movies with me. It was only a couple years ago that I actually began following a few TV shows. Only a few.
I started to think about what most hour-long dramas have in common. That seems to be what's popular in TV. After some contemplation, I thought that these shows are shot like movies.
Take L O S T for example. That show is as cinematic as anything I've ever seen.
Now, as soon as I'm done writing this article, I'm going to go watch the episode of Chuck I missed last night. This is another example of something that makes me feel like I'm watching a movie, rather than a TV show. Obviously, some of my favorite sitcoms like The Office and Arrested Development do not have too much of the movie feel, but I do feel like most of what I'm drawn to is very much like film.
Clearly, I can't speak for the whole world, but in my opinion, shows like L O S T, Firefly, Chuck, and 24 are shot like movies.
So, really, which is better? Movies or TV?