06:15:30 PM Feb 11th 2013
Anybody that couldn't keep together Blade III probably needs their head examined. Seriously, they aren't four different plots, they're just extensions of the setting and plot. The vampire apocalypse is the underlying problem, the cops are a complication, the virus is the solution, and Bro-cula is a Big Bad sort of dude that doesn't drive the plot other than trying to kill Blade.
02:52:44 AM Jun 10th 2012
I am not sure if my memory fails me, but wasn't Hill Street Blues a big-cast and multiple-concurrent-storyline show? Would it qualify?
05:30:19 AM May 31st 2012
This seems to be a bit of a mess, the rules aren't clear for what counts. A lot of the examples are just "this work had multiple issues going on at once." - I think that if one character has four different mysteries to solve then that isn't this trope. I got the impression it was supposed to be four or more seperate threads, each following a seperate group of characters. I think the key point is that the screen-time ends up being shared. Hence "all waiting" - because each plot only gets about 10 minutes to advance per episode.
05:11:45 AM Jul 18th 2012
Does that have to be four or more though? I have a very good example but can't bring myself to add it because there's only three threads (and it isn't Third Line, Some Waiting because there's no specific C plot).