Friday, June 14, 2013

Groundbreaking Then and Groundbreaking Now

This is the trailer for Californication, now in its sixth season:

And the trailer for House of Lies, embarking on its third season:

The opening to Californication, described in my previous post:

Sadly, I can't find the opening to House of Lies to post here.

These are for my records as I pursue the question of what constitutes a groundbreaking and successful TV show. How is it projected to viewers to gain an audience? And how does it deliver on its promise? How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a formula? And... more importantly... can it be CRACKed?!

Would love to hear comments on these shows, if you're familiar with them, and others that you love.

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