TV Series or Not?

Maja Stanković


The paper deals with the new phenomenon related to the complexity of TV series production after 2000, recently theorized by many authors. The common denominator for most of them is the blurring of boundaries between film and TV. How can we explain the complexity of recent TV production? Is it related to blurring the boundaries between television and film, art and entertainment? The primary objective of this paper is to demonstrate that we are dealing with a completely new, hybrid form, which incorporates not only film aesthetics but also the visual arts experience and contemporary theory.


Article received: March 29, 2018; Article accepted: May 10, 2018; Published online: October 15, 2018; Original scholarly paper

How to cite this article: Stanković, Maja. "TV Series or Not?" AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 17 (2018): 1−13. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i17.282



film; series; arts; entertainment; narrative complexity; visual complexity; analytic complexity; visual art; contemporary theory; hybrid form; algorithm

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