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Old May 18 2013, 12:46 AM   #52
Fleet Captain
Re: Cacelled Shows 2012-2013

I miss traditional storytelling. Nowadays everything is to excess--massive roster of characters, interconnected dense plot, fast pacing.

I miss a show like tng with a modest ensemble and weekly standalones that weren't formulaic,,,we would get variety ranging from character dramas to political stories to high concept sff mysteries etc. I also miss traditional serialized dramas that had a modest cast and only two or three parallel arcs that didn't go on forever or raised more questions continuously like hill street blues, Dallas 1.0, Melrose place 1.0, falcon crest, the practice etc.

nowadays episodic tv is procedural so formulaic and serialized shows are limited premise interconnected mystery events.
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