“The Showrunner” is an idea that stemmed from our generation’s obsession with binge watching television series. We’re all too familiar with the depressive state one experiences after finishing six seasons worth of a television series in one weekend. Similar to an addict, we’re always on the hunt for the next show to add to our binge-watching queue.
The Showrunner will examine and analyze the pilot episodes of television series based on story structure, character development, plot, and many other technical aspects. The pilot episodes of television series are used to sell the show to a network and are typically standalone episodes that act as a proof of concept. The livelihood of a television show relies heavily on the success and reception of the pilot episode. It introduces the audience to the characters, plot, and the world that the story is set in and ultimately is the hook for setting up the rest of the series.
As the Showrunner, I will critique and breakdown the pilot episodes of television series currently available on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu. Cause’ let’s be serious, no one has cable anymore these days.
So pour your favorite glass of wine, cause it’s officially time to Netflix & Chill :)