Classic TV as an Inspiration for Contemporary Fiction

Staci Troilo makes a great point today on Story Empire as she examines classic TV show themes.

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Bruce Banner and Incredible HulkBy CBS Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsCiao, SEers. Today’s topic is a bit different for me. I hope you’ll give me a little leeway.

These days, I don’t have much free time for television or movies. But at night, when I’m winding down for the day, I do watch a little TV if my eyes are too tired to read (which they have been lately).

There are a few series I watch, but because it’s summer, most shows are repeats. I’ve started watching reruns of older shows. Particularly shows from the 1970s and 1980s.

I grew up in the 70s and 80s, so I find I like these shows as much for the nostalgic pleasure as the actual quality of the stories. I’m also learning some helpful tips about storytelling by watching them, particularly shows like The Incredible Hulk and Planet of the Apes

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