Questions 285: Recurring Heroes and Melodrama

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Charles asks:
“How do you keep an adventure series with a central character fresh?”

Resources:
NCIS
Magnum, P.I.
The A Team
Dudley Do-Right
Star Wars
Poetics by Aristotle
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer

One thought on “Questions 285: Recurring Heroes and Melodrama”

  1. Magnum PI & The A-Team? I feel as though the way those two shows handled executing the story structure of a melodrama is somewhat different. I mean you can literally see Stephen j Cannell laying down the tracks each episode will ride on just a couple miles ahead of the shooting schedule like the first train to make its way through a valley. What do they do more of in Magnum and less of in the A-Team?

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