These Three TV Series have changed the Industry

Every once in a while, TV series revolutionize the way stories are told, or they are shot and even change the viewers’ minds on what is acceptable for them to watch. Below you will find three examples that illustrate the changes well, that one tv series can bring to the whole industry.

An Era of Great Creativity

We live in a time where anyone can create video content. The social media is the perfect place to learn how to be creative in the way we produce and present our videos. On the internet, we can find all the tools needed to create professional videos. We can adjust colours, edit, even resize video online. It is, therefore, no surprise that within the last two decades, some TV series have changed the way others were being produced inside the industry. Let’s recall three of them and explain how they modified the culture.

True Detective (2014 – today)

This TV series featuring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson was one of the first to be shot as a long film. Its eight episodes of 60-minutes each, could be watch one after the other, as one long sequence. Unlike most TV series, creating characters and making them act in different contexts, True Detective told a story from beginning to end, in 480 minutes. The quality of the script written by Nic Pizzolatto was so strong that the tension never really came down. No wonder it sits at #31 of the best series of all-time on IMDB.

The Affair (2014 – 2019)

This TV series broke the code of storytelling. It separated the show in two different portions. One was told from the point of view of the female protagonist, and the other 30 minutes from the male’s point of view. It created a unique presentation that intrigued viewers and kept them coming for more. Readers of the novel “Gone Girl” have also seen this kind of writing, which was also immensely popular and turned into a movie by David Lynch.

Narcos (2015 – 2017)

Today, there are still new versions of this TV series coming out, featuring different drug cartels, and based on true stories. The first one related the life of Pablo Escobar, in a romanced way. How this series changed the industry, is that it made it normal to have half of the story in another language than English (which was Spanish), familiarizing viewers with subtitles and making them acceptable to all, or to most anyway. Not a small feat.