-british version taken a step further, more sexist, egotistical, etc.
-mundane daily happenings of.
1, revolves around ensemble almost always. Good team work
2, intimacy with characters, audience comes to a personal relationship with
3, sophisticated produced on simplified conventional genres/styles (ie. Side
interviews, single camera shooting) permanent set. Personalize desk space –
American version used many non-actors to fill parts, casting aide, behind
4, raising social issues, successfully raising current cultural/social issues.
Without giving definitive answers
-American --Anything that is successful will be used- until it is dead, and beyond
-they repeat everything, be able to watch while only half listening.
made for distracted viewing, laugh tracks bring attention back
allows leniency- bringing characters back, raising dead
Office, started in documentary format but now they have no way to get
out of it…
Shameless commercialism of situation comedies. (ie . product placement-
staples is given a bad rep, one of boredom)
BBC 2 Vs NBC-
-bbc supported by license fees, a public service. TV is a utility like water,
Reason for british version stopping, no pressure to continue to make more
because bbc is a utility service
Nbc- the selling of the American content, and audience to the advertisers
1, producing content is expensive.