A progression of a complex narration in an American tv series. Cover Image

Rozwój złożonej narracyjności w amerykańskich serialach.
A progression of a complex narration in an American tv series.

Author(s): Artur Borowiecki
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego
Keywords: modern drama series; narrative complexity; quality drama; continuing series
Summary/Abstract: Modern television series are a product of quality television and thus significantly differ from the models that have been deeply rooted in serial culture sincethe very beginning of the media’s existence. At that time, the dominating category constituted series with an episodic structure closed within one episode. Nowadays, the dominant format is the narrative continuity. The text aims to show the series in which the creators used innovative solutionsas a result of which a new narrative paradigm was formed, described as a „narrative complexity”. The article briefly analyzes various series genres: soapoperas, sitcoms and postmodernist series. All the examples cited represent a differenttypes of multi-threaded balance, that affects the evolution of narrative patterns.

  • Page Range: 83-94
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish