Wilcox and Lavery (2002) identify 9 defining characteristics of ‘quality TV’ – can you apply (with justifications) any of the 9 characteristics on this list to another TV series (including those on Netflix, etc.) that you have viewed recently? Are there any other characteristics that you could add to their list?
9 defining characteristics of ‘quality TV’
Quality TV usually has a quality directors and guidance line-up.
High rating and quality shows must often also can be accept with audience of minority culture.
Quality TV tends to have a large ensemble cast, a huge cast of famous actors
Quality TV has a memory (story). It will make everyone who have seen remember the story and characters.
Quality TV creates a new genre by mixing old ones. (creativity)
Quality TV tends to be literary and writer based.
Quality TV is self-conscious.
The subject matter of quality TV tends toward the controversial.
Quality TV aspires toward ‘realism (Wilcox and Lavery,2002)
[the point I add] Charming Characters (personality)
In my opinion, the best quality TV is The Big Bang Theory
A good-looking play always has such charm that every character in it will be like a partner in your life. The big bang theory has these points,
- Famous background
The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom served as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro. All three also served as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007 and concluded on May 16, 2019, having broadcast a total of 279 episodes over 12 seasons (“The Big Bang Theory”, 2019) .
- High rating and large ensemble cast
The show was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series from 2011 to 2014 and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times for Jim Parsons. It has so far won seven Emmy Awards from 46 nominations. Parsons also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series in 2011. The series has so far won 56 awards from 216 nominations. It has also spawned a prequel series in 2017 based on Parsons’ character, Sheldon Cooper, named Young Sheldon, which also airs on CBS.
- Additionally, the big bang theory has memory in my heart:
A good-looking play always has such charm that every character in it will be like a partner in your life.Ten seasons down, perhaps we have already forgotten some of the plots, but these characters, but very real in our minds, life.
- Toward ‘realism
Some people say that such a group of people, in the play looks particularly lovely, but if in real life, it would be terrible, it is estimated that the collapse of long ago.
In fact, I often wonder, in life, where are we better than them?
It seems not. Vanity, paranoia, selfishness, quarrel, etc. What is it that we don’t have?
You said that Shelton, such a grinder, must have cut off his contacts long ago in life.
In fact, we are not as determined as we would like to be. Most of us are Leonard. Many times, when we encounter something unsatisfactory, we will tolerate it; we think we don’t like it, but in fact, we can’t express dislike at all – but sometimes life is really magical, sometimes we meet real “bad people”, sometimes we meet like thanks. That’s what Dalton is like – a wonderful flower, but a warm person.
Ultimately, we all got together and settled, and somehow became friends.
I like the temperature of the play very much. Looking at them as silly as day by day for ten years and looking at the small changes that have taken place on them, the sense of temperature of time, mingled with the temperature of their stories, constitutes a warm color in many of our blanks in life.
- Creativity and literary and writer based
The four protagonists of the drama are bookworms with high IQ, which contrasts sharply with Penny’s social ability and dependence on common sense, making the whole play full of comedy. It is full of all kinds of real scientific knowledge, which was not thought of by TV dramas before.
Wilcox, R. & Lavery, D. (2002). Introduction, in R. Wilcox & D. Lavery (eds) Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
Hills, M. (2004). Defining cult TV; Texts, inter-texts and fan audiences, in R. C. Allen & A. Hill (eds) The Television Studies Reader. London and New York: Routledge.
The Big Bang Theory. (2019). Retrieved 26 August 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_Theory