Question Is television facing a seismic shift that will change the way we all watch?

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  1. zekedogg

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    Interesting take on the "golden age of television," and the critical attention being given to non-network shows on subscription providers like HBO or Netflix.

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    By the time Barack Obama announced that his favourite TV show was The Wire during his first run for president in 2008, there was a clear shift toward understanding the spate of morally complex shows emerging out of the pay-TV landscape as a kind of unified genre: serious television for serious viewers.

    Yet are we indeed in the midst of a new golden age of television, or is what’s happened in the last decade simply that technology has made TV more available than ever before — and convinced us that its quality is, therefore, better? At the same time, what long-term effect will this same technology have on the lasting viability of TV’s current model?

    Full story here.
     
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    In answer to the thread question I'd say yes.

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    And the better off we are for it.
     
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    The way we watch does not equal better quality. Thats obvious. If we binge watch a turd of a show, we just arrive at the same conclusion alot quicker.

    However, would the quality of Game of Thrones, for example, been effected it it was made into a film (or multiple films more likely)? Would Harry Potter been more successful if HBO had turned it into a multiple seasoned TV show, rather than a film?

    I know money being thrown at TV shows now is up there with some films, but is the generated revenue the same?
     
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    i like the Netflix model of releasing all episodes at once, so i can delve in and out at my pleasure!!! - gone are the days of the cliffhanger hooking me in to watch next weeks show (apart from TwD!!! which i have to wait until next season!)
     
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    Definitely, I would have stopped wasting my time on what I would call "traditional" TV and far prefer the morally ambiguous "grey" shows.
     

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