John-F-Kennedy-Institute, Free University Berlin
Special Series, special episodesI am not sure whether the very special series somehow replaced the very special episodes. Of course, it's more or less a general mode of reception to identify "the special". And maybe audiences and academics alike are very sceptical when th ...
Metaserial intelligenceThank you very much, Jason. I agree. It is important to stress that there are special episodes which do not expose their "metaserial intelligence". Nevertheless, a TV show has no definite control about positioning itself as operating only in a n ...
Social StupidityGood questions, Daniel. No, I don't believe that metaserial intelligence of contemporary American TV (series) is accompanied by what you described as a new "social stupidity". In fact, since "the very special episode"has become an ...