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20th September 2018: Why TV shows are hot … and then suddenly not

With on-demand services and competing streaming sites, viewers are at liberty to twist rather than stick with TV shows. But are they missing out and what does it do to television?

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  • This article is very difficult to use when the students have no idea of the programmes mentioned and cannot view them as not living in the UK (even on the web)

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  • Hello Cheryle,

    Thank you for your comment. The programmes mentioned in this article are American and are fairly widely known across the world. If you think your students may be unfamiliar with them, it may be worth explaining briefly what they are about. Trailers can be found here: (Breaking Bad) (The Wire) (Mad Men) (Orange is the New Black) (The Handmaid's Tale)

    We hope this helps.

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