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Entertainment And Mythology: The Epitome Of Success

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Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian. Myths and legends have for long inspired TV shows. While some shows are straightforward chronicles, several draw cues from the spiritual beliefs of the people of the past and the present. Shows can go on to opt for a supernatural flavor, or can more strictly focus on ingenious moralistic lessons found in myth-based fables. Mythology has long characterized social norms, the right and the wrong; so there are no questioning building stories around it. Some fictional accounts exploit mythology for the sake of a richer narrative stand-point. But then some sagas put us in awe.

Atlantis of BBC

BBC’s Atlantis, got Zeus to prep up his thunderbolt, denoting various perspectives of a story that was initially narrated linearly. The fantastically themed family show that dwelled in the ages of the bygone was amazing to watch.

The Magic of Mythology

Mythology is a body of knowledge that reveals itself over the course of a long-running TV show. It is the genre that intrinsically transcends the branches of parallel arcs. This, it gives the show a richer flavor. When myths categorize a show as an occult, more experimenting can be done with the visual appeal. The hues and hinges surpass the conventional drama and a VFX galore of thrill and fantasy ups the cinematic game. Clash of the Titans in 1981 invented some landmark stop motion effects that continue to underpin several actions based sequences in TV shows even today.

Creatively, incorporation of myths or related rituals doubles the drama and tragedy quotient on TV. For instance, when Alice walks around Betty’s room holding a black cross to cleanse it off Cheryl’s wicked presence; the scene registers greater emphasis on the aimed sentiments and sensations. More recently, Riverdale trailer showcased a demonic ritual without proper decryption of what it meant. Extramundane or not, it conveyed an effect of clear contrariety between the two major forces in the universe: the good and the bad.

Stories Keep On Revolving

Folklore also has a decent flair for progressive retelling of stories. Plot-lines continue to develop, and characters continue to evolve until they reach their dead end. Even after the ends, there is a capacity to make room for newer characters. Game of Thrones has made a quite use of this concept. Its soaring success is a clear intuition of how mythology runs its gears in chronicle-esque fashion. There is a flow in the story. Shows are layered by default theatrical themes like vengeance, the triumph of good over evil, social construction, hunger for power, and lust. This greatly aids in telling stories that have an impact.

The real challenge is to let mythology pave out its way in an era which completely relies on non-conformity.

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