Why Multiple Cliffhangers May Not Work for Your TV Series

Posted by Joleene Moody

Leave 'em wanting more.
Keep 'em guessing.
Leave the door open so the audience walks through.

The idea of writing a TV series with irresistible cliffhangers is one that may have some writers confused, especially when it comes to the execution. But Lucy V, Hay of Bang2Write feels that too many mysteries or unanswered questions could mislead the viewer. Don't give them up, she says. Just use them the right way.

 

Why Multiple Cliffhangers May Not Work for Your TV Series

 

"...this is the problem with a good 80% of the TV spec series I see: they leave everything dangling from the offset (oo er); they completely underestimate the power of conflict or resolution within the episode itself."

She's got a point. Conflict and Resolution is cool.
But this is where I exit stage left and not tell you anything else.

Because you know, cliffhangers...

 

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