Should SV be filmed like 24

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Ultimate_Superman, May 15, 2006.

  1. Ultimate_Superman Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where they shoot all the shows that way there will be no breaks? I mean I think it would be great that way and that it could work with how many breaks they take during the season anyways. I feel that it wouldn't really matter to much it they start the season late.
     
  2. Nautica7mk Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    0
    24 is well-developed story and continuity wise so um... Smallville has a hard enough time getting their ideas right. It certainly works in theory but whether or not they succeed at it is another question.
     
  3. Red King Littlefinger

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    13,188
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    15,888
    Likes Received:
    1
    I personally wouldn't mind, I think that would help them craft a better narative.

    Plus I hate breaks in between a show.:mad:
     
  5. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    15,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    • Does 24 have a 10 day per ep production sked?
    • What's its budget compared to SV's?
    • Is 24 shot in Canada, necessitating breaks for cast and crew so they can be with their families?
    • Does WB (soon to be CW) prefer a longer broadcast sked for one of their highest rated shows in order to cover as many Sweeps' periods as possible?
    • Is it simply less strenuous and more cost effective to produce a show over nine months with breaks rather than six months without?
    It may not be any one of the above, but these are things to consider.
     
  6. Kaboom knock knock

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    8,243
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    33,609
    Likes Received:
    3,227
    Amen to that sister :up: :up:
     
  8. triplet KryptonSite Reviewer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    15,384
    Likes Received:
    1
    Silly Tony...

    They don't shoot 24 any differently to get the shows to line up like that, they just delay when they start airing them.

    It takes 10 business days to shoot a Smallville episode and they start shooting in early July (last year it was the 11th, I believe) so you do the math.

    If they start airing the shows in late September, they quickly get ahead of how many completed episodes they got in the can.

    They have to take breaks because they run out of completed episodes, not because they're taking breaks in filming.
     
  9. user123456789 Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    11,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    didn't know she was a chick

    nice
     
  10. TKodami Resident Ninja

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think this information right here gives (at least for me) a definitively negative answer to Tony's question. 24 began airing eps in January. Do you want new Smallville episodes to begin airing in January 2007? Because I sure don't.
     
  11. avidreader Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    10,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have first hand experience at this coming from Australia. All new seasons are delayed until February, having begun here in the U.S. in the previous Fall.

    They then play an episode each week until they are done, usually around late June or July. You then have to wait six months or more before you see a new episode.

    In that time you can completely forget about a show.

    I remember watching the season 1 finale of Smallville, thinking to myself at the time that I was busting chops for it to start back up again, and when it did I had forgotten all about it.

    Trust me it SUCKS.

    It works for 24, because the idea of the show being set over one day.
     
  12. TKodami Resident Ninja

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's pretty harsh.

    I think airing all of the episodes back to back with a six month break works for 24 too, because the show is predicated around the episode-end cliffhangers for one thing, so you are constantly in a must-see-next-episode-NOW mode. Also because each season's plot arc is more or less a stand-alone event makes the six month break more bearable. Waiting six months to see Jack start a new adventure is fine, but having to wait six months to see Clark get out of the PZ is downright cruel and unusual.

    I'm feeling all Australians' pain right now just thinking about it. :(
     
  13. avidreader Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    10,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exactly! :up:

    Well the consolation to it all is that prime time slots run from 7.30 to 9.30 and they're spread out over 3 networks. So when a prime time show ends in July, another one starts up. The better ones come first in Feb, then those next in line start in July.

    But there is still the six month wait between Finales and Premieres. That's why downloading is so big in other countries. No one wants to wait.
     
  14. smanfan69 Guest

    Although I don't mind a break I would like to see them take 1 break instead of 2.
     
  15. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,625
    Likes Received:
    1
    It took 10 months non-stop to film this season of 24.
     
  16. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    15,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bumped for Tony. Maybe he'll see it now...

     
  17. Ultimate_Superman Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    And read what I just said in the other thread. 24, The Shield, Theif, Prison Break, etc. Are all shot at once so that your actors good have more time if they are going to do a movie. Something SV could do for their actors. I am not saying they will but could do if the actors really needed it. As I said before the down part would be the season starts late but you would have no breaks.
     
  18. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    15,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Somebody needs glasses...

     
  19. Ultimate_Superman Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am not just saying 24 Pat I am talking about The Shield as well as Thief and other shows like that. The Shield for example does not happen over a one day time period yet it still works, better well written and they have longer breaks so they could do other projects. I am not saying SV has to do that but could do that if the actors had different projects they wanted to work on. Thats all I am saying forget about 24 other shows do it and it works for them during the off time they could work on the FX for SV and stuff like that. I am not saying Welling has to do movies like Troy or something on that scale but he could do other projects on a smaller scale and it wouldn't cut into their off time if it was shoot like that.
     
  20. avidreader Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    10,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Smallville actors get time off from April (end of shooting season) to July (beginning of shooting season).
     
  21. triplet KryptonSite Reviewer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    15,384
    Likes Received:
    1
    Both 24 and Smallville take 10 months to film.

    As for The Shield: that show only has 13 or less episodes a season, so of course their actors are going to have more time off... they only work something like 3 or 4 months and then have the rest of the year off.

    Comparing Smallville's schedule to The Shield's is like comparing apples and organges.
     
  22. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    15,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shield produces 13 episodes per year. Of course cast and crew would have more time to do stuff.

    Thief only produced 6 episodes so far that I'm aware of, and according to Variety's TV production search engine, they're on hiatus now. :rolleyes:

    What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? What happens as a part of the plot of the show has nothing to do with the production schedule.

    If they shot more episodes a year, they wouldn't have longer breaks. It's a math thing, y'know?

    He HAS done other projects during his off time. What is your point?
     
  23. jas01724 Guest

    Smallville takes closer to nine months. They usually start around the middle of July and end around the middle of April.
     
  24. Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    14,743
    Likes Received:
    2
    No. 24 is the best show on TV. And you don't mess with that:csad: :o
     
  25. Kaboom knock knock

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    8,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    is today like "return of the living dead threads" day orsomething?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"