I’m trying to make a list of the most common varieties of web series formats, but I’m struggling with a naming convention for many. Here’s what I have so far…
The Mini TV Show
A traditionally filmed series with no interactive elements whatsoever- literally just short form TV
The Narrative Vlog
Vlog-style web series
Adaptations of classic literature (sometimes but not always overlapping with narrative vlogs)
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A web series that uses playlists or some other digital platform quirk to tell a story in either multiple orders or a viewer-directed order
Styles of shows I need names/definitions for:
Show type 1
2-3 person semi-serialized buddy comedy?
Show type 2
Semi anthology-style self-contained stories within the same universe/with many of the same characters?
(to be honest I legit don’t even know if I’d put these two shows in the same category? But they’re both very distinct styles that I feel deserve definition for hopeful future creators)
Show type 3
What are other common format buckets that web series can fall into? Not topics, or themes- specifically FORMATS.