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Ananth Shastri

Synopses for TV shows of different genres

Companies in India and the world at large have established themselves in the field of writing synopses. The synopses are written for the benefit of the viewers, who watch programmes on TV and mobile phones. Synopses are written for TV shows and movies of different genres. Writing synopses for TV shows of varied genres is an art, which is cultivated with practice. A TV show synopsis writer will inform you that the experience of writing synopses for a comedic TV show is different from the experience of penning synopses for a horror TV show.

Facets of writing synopses for TV shows and movies of varied genres:

Comedy

An experienced TV show synopsis writer will tell you that the synopses for a comedic TV show and movie need to have an element of funniness. Words, phrases and sentences, which are quirky and lighthearted, need to be used for such comedic synopses. It is better to avoid content with an academic tone for such synopses.

TV show synopsis writer
This is what a synopsis looks like!

Horror

A synopsis writer needs to establish an atmosphere of fear in his episodic synopses. Synopses for horror TV shows and movies need to be written eerily. Synopses should be written in such a way that the viewer’s blood should be chilled while reading them.

Drama

A writer penning synopses for a drama-based TV show has to churn out content that reflects the emotional essence of the TV show. The synopses for such TV shows must not be bland. They must adequately reflect the dramatic topsy-turvy nature of the TV show. The sketching of characters is absolutely essential for drama-based synopses and for synopses of any other genre.

Historical

Historical synopsis writers have some challenges to overcome. A historical TV show synopsis writer has a range of plots and subplots focusing on diverse characters. It is the duty of a historical synopsis writer to pen a synopsis that establishes the interconnectedness of these plots and subplots in a compelling and convincing way. The essence of these historical episodes must be reflected in the synopses too. Usage of adjectives and corresponding adverbs like ‘foxy’, ‘wily’, ‘cunning’, ‘martial’, ‘envious’, ‘bitter’ and ‘tearfully’ at the right places in synopses will help establish the essence of the episode.

TV show synopsis writer
Synopsis for a different genre.

Reality TV

Synopses for reality TV shows are challenging primarily because of the duration of their episodes. Each episode is almost always between 30 minutes and 60 minutes and sometimes even in excess of 60 minutes. To sum up the myriad developments in these long episodes within 500 or 300 characters or 800 characters is not the easiest of tasks. It is possible though. A TV show synopsis writer must focus on the major developments within each episode like the contestants’ successes or failures. The writer must focus only peripherally on the emotions of the contestants and the loose talk indulged in by the hosts to lighten up the atmosphere.

Expert synopsis writers will enthusiastically take up the challenge of writing synopses of different genres. This is a professional field which is bound to mushroom in the coming years as more and more people possess TV sets, cellular phones and laptops, on which they watch content.

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