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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

As Good as a Movie

Hey internet,

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?


Ezra Edmond said...

You can't really say that one is straight up better, both of them have their draw point.

Damn, i missed Chuck last night too!

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