Formula for a great TV serial
Been watching 鬥牛,要不要 on youtube. I realise the biggest difference between an interesting TV serial vs mediacorp/TCS serial is that something happens every 10 mins!
Youtube limits the uploads by file size and length, so each video is only 10 mins. An episode of about 1 hour is therefore broken up into 6-7 parts. Imagine if our TV serials are uploaded… you could probably compress each episode into 10 minutes instead!
Formula for a great script?
- Start with boy and girl
- Begin as enemies
- Thrown in a competitor in love – must be an ex, current, or long time friend
- Add in interesting in-laws – better still if they in-laws do not start off on the right footing
- Include a 4th party (love triangle is too common now)
- Make sure the girls are super sweet, and the guys are super cool
- Nothing else matters