Big Stories on Small Screens
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Value in the small things. But will they last?
Americans stream more entertainment than ever these days, but not in the same way. Television’s best is being created and distributed mostly online, and therefore cutting out the large, rectangular elephant in the room. The Washington Post discusses the bigger budgets for bolder storylines, and the payoff (so far) has been phenomenal with focus on characters who have previously been neglected, and heated and poignant topics discussed. But everyone is asking, how long can this last? How long can people keep up with this amount of content? Talking with friends, everyone has a show to recommend, and a different subscription needed to access it. This is a creative’s dream world and, so far, a lucrative one for production companies. But how will the story end?