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Would this TV series interest you?

Asked by mazingerz88 (25020points) October 24th, 2013

Thinking of a concept for a dramatic TV series, an idea came where we are introduce to at least three new characters with their own separate or intermingling stories in each episode.

At the end of each episode, always one of them dies. Always.

The only constant character is a mysterious figure which observes and follows the other characters. Appearing as either human or an animal or sometimes just a mere “presence” from the POV of the other characters.

It is not clear whether this character is Death, an angel or something else different entirely.

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johnpowell's avatar

I watch this shit so I will watch anything.

Sunny2's avatar

How many ways of dying will be used?

glacial's avatar

I would watch that. You’d have a hard time finding a large audience, though. The masses detest new formulas of any kind, they are too lazy to get to know new characters on so regular a basis, and they want a happy ending.

Katniss's avatar

I’d watch it. It sound interesting enough.

chyna's avatar

I’d watch it.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

This was the last year of Doctor Who. 1 character died every episode and came back unexpectedly the next episode. South Park did a similar thing with Kenny, only explaining after 13 years that he was the product of a Lovecraftian birth ritual. People seem to love this trope.

mazingerz88's avatar

Thanks jellies. @Sunny2 As many different ways as how people die in real life. Accidents, murder, sickness, suicide…

OneBadApple's avatar

If you could sign-up Dick Cheney to play the mysterious observing figure, your show would be a slam-dunk hit….

Seek's avatar

What is happening in between deaths?

I mean, I’m a big fan of BBC’s Being Human, and they killed off main characters all the time. But it was the story that was appealing, and watching my beloved characters die gave the story a believable quality, even while it made me quite sad to see them go.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr The one death always comes at the end. Before that we watch the characters in varying situations in life where they could be either so aware or totally clueless that they are going to die soon. We watch their stories.

Only us, the audience know that one will die, but as to which one, we are kept in the dark until the very end. Throughout each episode, we get to know the characters and we get to like them or not, root for them not to die or dislike them enough to not mind if they are the ones who die.

drhat77's avatar

It reminds me of the TV show Motive, where you are immediately introduced to whodunnit, but the angle is the victim and the killer seem unconnected at first, while the detective tease out the motive to figure out who killed the victim. A lot of weird intermingling there

Seek's avatar

I can’t speak for the masses, as I tend to enjoy shows that get cancelled due to poor ratings, but if I know a character is likely to die in 45 minutes or less, I’m not going to bother getting emotionally invested in them. I’m a character driven person.

I do enjoy a good murder mystery, but only if I like the detective. I stopped watching Midsomer Murders when John Nettles retired.

downtide's avatar

If you could angle it as a challenge to guess which of the characters is going to die in each episode, I think it might be fun.

Katniss's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Did you watch all 2 episodes of Lucky 7 before it got yanked?
I was pissed. ABC didn’t even give it a chance. Bastards!

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