Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Dumb Comedy, Suits, Etc...

Missed this yesterday:

Guys Perpetually in Suits and Perpetually Silly? O.K.

It's interesting to see all the reactions to this first episode, particularly all the varied classifications it's been receiving (dumb, smart, non-sequitor, silly, sophisticated, etc...).

I actually like the show a lot, don't think it's "dumb" at all, and I'm pretty curious to see what happens.

7 comments:

Alex said...

Hey Chris, do you read the New York Times and The Onion? Just curious...

kathy said...

what's a "single-camera series"? i'm guessing there's a specific technical definition beyond "a series which uses one camera." does anyone know some examples?

Alex said...

Nope, that's the definition. TV Shows are either 3 camera, or single-camera.

3 camera series - Traditional sitcom, shot with stage lighting, in front of an audience (usually), with three cameras, one on each side, one for front/close-ups. Also, usually shot on video.

1 camera series - ala scrubs, arrested development, shot on one camera, like a film. So set up lighting, frame shot, shoot, redo scene. No audience, usually shot on film or high-def video, takes a lot more time to shoot.

kathy said...

thanks alex, i knew you would know. :)

so, to recap, and with a little google-help:

single-camera: shows everyone likes like Six Feet Under, West Wing, Alias, CSI, 24, Sopranos

multi-camera: do they still make those? ;)

Alex said...

Not since Newsradio, and that show is awful.

AWFUL.

Jesse said...

Louis CK is making a three camera sitcom for HBO. Should be a winner.

Stefan said...

Hey Jesse! You'll be excited to know that I downloaded your show to my ipod yesterday and feel asleep to your beautiful, soothing voice...plan on listening to the rest of the show soon...

I'm not saying your show is boring. It's just that your voice is so mellifluous that it gently guided me into dreamland.