Serial Viewers: How we watch TV Shows Today | Premiere
FRI 20 / 05 / 2016
14:45 – 15:15
The Promised Land room | 1st floor
Serial Viewers: How we Watch TV Shows Today, dir. Kaja Szafrańska, Janusz Raczyński, 22 mins
Over 370 TV series were shot in the United States in 2015 alone. Most of these were viewed by Polish audiences through legal or less than legal means. What do we know about Polish fans of “Mad Men” and “Dexter”? How do they differ from TV audiences of years past? How has the new wave of TV shows influenced popular culture, and how has it changed the way we consume video content? We’ll try to answer these questions by talking to TV series audiences as well as theoreticians specializing in the television market. Juxtaposing these views will allow us to draw a picture of the viewers: how they see themselves, and how others see them.
The vloggers Kaja Szafrańska and Janusz Raczyński from jakbyniepaczeć are the team behind the documentary. Jakbyniepaczeć is a YouTube channel with over 18 thousand subscribers, devoted entirely to the new wave of TV shows. It’s also a forum where audiences share opinions and information, helping other viewers navigate the overwhelming selection of TV series available.