Main Noughties Drama Series Discussion

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05:05:46 AM Oct 27th 2010
I think the definition of this trope is way too loose. How do you define a Noughties Drama Series? Character driven plots? That's too little, since practically any show can fit under this trope. I think this trope needs to be more defined, or maybe eliminated.
02:30:44 AM Feb 8th 2011
At very least the name doesn't fit the examples. How can The X-Files, a show that began in 1993 be a definitive noughties show? What elements does it have in common with a show like LOST that make this a unique category?
08:58:07 PM Jan 29th 2012
edited by phasmid
It seems to me that the description is too vague. This trope seems to be defined by TV series using Kudzu Plots as a soap-opera-like gimmick to get people watching. It is slowly becoming a more solid trope, I think... I remember the advertising for The Event was just "What is... THE EVENT?" which really codifies this sort of cheap black-curtain style. However, the title is just walking off in a different direction. We now see that the 2000s were neither the originators nor the codifiers of the genre.
09:06:31 AM Mar 7th 2010
Can anyone tell me if Smallville, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel are examples of this? It sounds to me like they are, but I just wanted to make sure I was understanding the definition correctly.
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