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week three

storytime

I just finished watching Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. The storyline follows a famous family that loses their money. They are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a small town that they bought as a joke gift.

Since there are 6 seasons on Netflix, the characters go through a lot over time, but I would graph the show’s general shape according to Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories as starting low, then slowly increasing, with smaller dips along the way. The characters start out at a low point, after losing all of their money and many things they were familiar with. Then, over the course of the first few seasons, they develop and grow, finding balance and happiness in a different way of life than they were used to.

If I were going to graph the show according to each episode, I would say that each starts out moderate, then dips about a conflict, and raises again in the resolution, like Vonnegut illustrated in one graph.

Given that it was a tv show, not a story online, there were not many similarities between it and I link, therefore I am, since there were not hyperlinks embedded in the story. However, I think it would be an interesting addition to the storytelling process if the show was written online.

I really liked this show – the humor and structure held my attention, as well as the fact that they were pretty short episodes.

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