Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Writing Gilmore Girls

Jane Espenson discusses the 'lifelike rhythms' of Gilmore Girls episodes at her blog.

She talks about how the big events that would be the Act Breaks of other TV shows seem to fall randomly, sometimes halfway between two commercial breaks:

Stories unfold along curly lines, they sometimes end long before the end of the episode, with other stories starting late; they involve long, long scenes with long speeches and long exchanges that don't further the story, and sometimes with important action happening off screen. All of these things break rules.

We're approaching the start of Season 5 on the TV2 5.30pm repeats.

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