The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Get Made

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October 19th, 2012

On what's likely to be a slow news Friday (unless Partners or The Mob Doctor get canceled at 7pm Eastern today), frequent commenter Julia tipped us to this video which I think will interest many of our readers.


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  • Jorge

    Well that was hilarious and true

  • Pat

    this was so enjoyable to watch

  • RMH

    Did I really just watch the entire thing?

  • Joseph

    “Mob Doctor” isn’t on tonight (October 19th).

    It’s been pre-empted for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series (at least in the eastern half of the country).

  • ivan

    hah interesting

  • Voltron

    I know everyone is all over themselves over Game of Thrones but it is not a unique format. Unfortunately its a type that is becoming more frequent that I’m not too fond of. It’s a fantasy/period series with tons of graphic sex and nudity and unfortunately a lot of male frontal nudity. Just like Spartacus and True Blood. And i’m sorry but any fantasy show that has come out since LOTR in 2001 is just sponging off of the genre revived BY LOTR and one cannot claim that a fantasy show is something new now. Game of Thrones is LOTR the series, if everyone was constantly banging each other in Middle Earth and walking around naked.

  • Bill Gorman

    ““Mob Doctor” isn’t on tonight (October 19th).”

    Sorry, I should have written “canceled” instead of “pulled”. I fixed that.

  • Voltron

    They were very right on Madman-Sopranos. Same basic concept except different era/job and Don is handsome. While I think Mad Men has passed Sopranos overall (Sopranos was about 15 episodes too long and Mad Men has had no filler), I was disappointed that they did the same exact divorce/split angle that the Sopranos did. Yeah the characters actions make it inevtiable but it was still the same angle which was sort of lame.

  • Robi

    Heroes was on NBC, not Fox. Awesome video by the way.

  • Voltron

    I think Six Feet Under didn’t fit into a category other than the “weird career” category, but the characters evolved where the funeral home aspect of the show really fell to the back burner. otherwise that show stands on its own.

    I think the best show on right now is Homeland (or at least season one) and there aren’t any other shows that it reminds me of. Then again I might be distracted by the incredible acting and great writing to not realize its the same as something else. Would any of you compare HOmeland to something, other than the Manchurian Candidate (which it ended up not being anyway)?

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  • alexjones

    uh, yes it was.

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  • Temis

    That was surprisingly not very funny given the shooting-fish-in-a-barrel topic. But the bottom of screen ads were cute.

  • SmG

    The Wire was already made part hilarious :)

  • KS

    Any chance I can get subtitles for the above video?

  • Honey Badger

    good stuff, I liked it

  • Martine

    Not that funny, really. Its kind of like…those who can’t do criticize. If you are so darn clever, then why don’t you write a show. You can find a common ground for just about anything if you try hard enough. But a few similarities of the topic hardly mean the shows belong in one category.

  • Martine

    WHY is everyone so completely obsessed with surface originality these days? Anyone that has even a basic education knows that all drama can be summed up into man vs external opponent; man vs fate( or gods, or nature and such), man vs himself. This doesn’t mean that all things that fit into categories are in any way unoriginal. What matters is really what the writer has to say, how much of themselves they put into their work, their skill with the medium. Not wether there is another show which has cowboys in it. Seriously. This thinking is just so damn shallow and silly.

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