How I review TV shows
TV has had a similar renaissance of sorts as games have had in terms of overall budget and production value. When you have shows like LOST which boasts one of the largest budgets of any television show to date and Game Of Thrones that films in locations all over the world you know things are a' changin. This shows me that producers and studios are finally starting to allow shows to be everything they want to be. There are far fewer restrictions than what used to be possible. When I review an episode of a show I keep in mind a few different concepts. Of course first and foremost is the narrative structure of that episode or overall season. A show needs to have a strong structure with not too many or too few things happening. This keeps the viewer interested from start to finish and week to week. One show that does this spectacularly is Game Of Thrones. Each episode is designed with a purpose in mind for the characters. They also put the episode together leaving a possible cliffhanger to make viewers come back next week. Next up is character development and interaction. This is paramount as to allow story lines to truly breathe. Teen Wolf has actually done a great job with this especially in its' current season. The characters know each other and interact in ways that seem natural and engaging. I also look at production value in a show. This can range from good editing in a show like Orange Is The New Black or Breaking Bad to great special effects in The Flash. This helps to keep me engaged in the show and if it's bad then i'm not staying tuned in. Lastly I look into overall entertainment value for the episode. Was I engaged throughout or did I happen to change the channel to find something better? I remember tuning week to week for The Flash on the CW because it was highly entertaining to watch. I'll be using the same 1-10 scale for shows and seasons as well. Just because a few episodes maybe aren't the best doesn't mean the season will suffer. I offer half points as well depending on the show. If you have any suggestions for shows for me to review or about my review process feel free to contact me at my email address given on the contact page.