Jeff York

Netflix’s “Unbelievable” Tells Its Procedural with Nuance, Care and Patience

Netflix’s “Unbelievable” Tells Its Procedural with Nuance, Care and Patience

With cop shows proliferating our screens these days, writers have had to stretch their imaginations to come up with novel approaches to the whodunnit. Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row told a Ripper-esque mystery in a make-believe world populated with fantastical beasts and fairies. The murders at the core of HBO’s True Detective series are usually ones […]

 Neil Landau

BLURRING THE LINES: Redefining TV Genre and Tone In The Dramedy

BLURRING THE LINES:  Redefining TV Genre and Tone In The Dramedy

Neil Landau shares his thoughts with Creative Screenwriting on the changing TV landscape and the popular hybrid genre format, the dramedy. A must-read for TV writers. HOW DOES NETWORK TV SCHEDULE TV SHOWS? Is it a comedy or a drama? Or is it a genre-bending dramedy? I say, as long as it’s good, does it […]