Let’s face it.
Watching TV shows has now become everyone’s all-time favorite pastime – from Korean dramas like the recently commenced Bride Of The Water God starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung and the ongoing Fight For My Way starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won to American shows like the recently concluded Pretty Little Liars starring Lucy Hale and Ian Harding and the upcoming Game Of Thrones Season 7 starring Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington to reality shows like the already defunct Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and the highly controversial Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
There’s also Friends starring Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, which ran from 1994 to 2004 and lasted for 10 seasons; and How I Met Your Mother starring Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor, which ran from 2005 to 2014 and lasted for 9 seasons. There’s even DC’s The Flash starring Grant Gustin and Candice Patton, which is set to release its 4th season this October; and Marvel’s Agents Of Shield starring Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen, which is set to release its 5th season January next year; and a whole lot more that continue to set the bar high globally.
But now, the question is: What makes a TV show great?
What makes a TV show different from others? What makes a TV show loved by others?
Well, there are 2 characteristics a TV show must have…
One, a TV show must have a unique plot. Take for example: last year’s most watched Korean drama, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God a.k.a. Goblin. It set the bar even higher for this year’s line of K-Dramas, as the unique plot of 19-year-old high school student Ji Eun Tak and 939-year-old dokkaebi Kim Shin continue to reach people’s hearts and minds all over the world with important lessons about love, forgiveness, loyalty, and friendship. Having it set on both the past and the present, along with strong links from both time periods influencing the main characters’ future, has pretty much shown what makes a TV show great.
And two, a TV show must have a unique view. Take for example: the longest running ABC primetime show Grey’s Anatomy. It also set the bar even higher when it comes to medical-themed dramas, as the unique view of every doctor working in Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital – formerly known as Seattle Grace Mercy West, until the doctors pooled all their resources to save the hospital from closing; hence the dedicated name for those who died in a plane crash back in Season 8 – continue to touch people’s hearts and minds all over the world with important lessons about life, career, love, and friendship. It’s also like seeing birds fly high with a good monocular, as you go monocular hunting, where you get to see more than what meets the eye when it comes to life-threatening situations and even personal issues one has to face daily.
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