Top 5 – different ways to develop TV serials

Ok, it’s Sunday. So I’ve put a stop about politics-economics-geopolitcs and stuff, time for some joke instead. You know, there are a number of differences between how a TV serials find its way to the market in Italy and in the civilized countries. As you will see, it’s not about good actors and/or having good directors. It’s about being in Italy, in a peculiar version of this country congealed about 1980.

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Number 5.

The main characters in Italy are 99% whites. See any difference with TV productions in your country?

Number 4.

The main characters in Italy are 99.9% straight-oriented about sex. See any difference with TV productions in your country?

Number 3.

If there is to be some nudity, 99.99% is about women. See any difference with TV productions in your country?

Number 2.

Serials are about priests, policemen, medics, traditional families. Not so different, you say? Think again, italian serials are all about this four pillars. No exceptions. See any difference with TV productions in your country?

Number 1.

There are a lot of old actors. Nothing so strange, this is an old country. But almost no old female actors at all. After 60 years of age actresses disappears, replaced by younger ones. See any difference with TV productions in your country?

Extra track: italian science fiction productions for TV are extinct. It didn’t take a meteor to do the job,just plain stupidity.

4 thoughts on “Top 5 – different ways to develop TV serials

  1. I beg to differ about point four.
    In recent years, a token gay character has been added to a number of serials – normally he’s a guy acting like a histerical spinster aunt, but (of course) is very elegant and tasteful. If the heroine has to undergo a makeover, if thehero has to learn manners, if there’s a house to refurbish or a dinner to be prepared, he’s the one that knows how to do it.

    And about point two, don’t forget the traditional families of medics, and the priests collaborating with the police.

    • I trust you, sorry for the gay people whos’ pictured like you said in your comment. And, once again, yes there will always be great, traditional, families with priest-medics-policemen and so on.

  2. the extra track is the most depressing indeed.
    But I was wondering about how many shi-fi italian series were ever produced… Exept for the well-known Andromeda, was there anithing else mentionable?
    No sarcasm here, just curious.

    • To my knowledge a number of projects has been purposed and partially developed until pre-stage status. None has found the necessary budget. The same happen for the film industry, in the last five years we got only two italian SF movies.

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