Genres of the American Tv Series

Giorgio Grignaffini

Abstract


The American television series had grown enormously in recent years, both qualitatively and quantitatively , but the notion of genre has maintained its centrality . The multiplication of channels and distribution platforms has created a diversification, but just to allow an orientation in an increasingly broad offer both for those who create the series and the audiences , the system still use the genres although reworked and re-encoded . Through the analysis of " authorial " series such as True Detective , Fargo and The Knick, this article addresses some of the major trends that are going through the American tv series production from the point of view of the reworking of the genres.


Keywords


TV series; genre; author; tv production; public

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/2130

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-17861

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