Media & Society

Why Has TV Storytelling Become so Complex?

Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed. (Shutterstock*)
Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed. (Shutterstock*)

If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to...

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