"The Character-driven Procedural works for a number of reasons, but the biggest and the best of them is this: they almost never get picked up to series without a Serious Asswhipping Actor in the lead. Simon Baker. Hugh Laurie. Tony Shaloub. Kyra Sedgwick. Angie Harmon. These are legitimate cleanup hitters in any TV lineup. They might not be the favorites of the genre crowd. You might not stand in line for their autograph. And you are not going to see them down at Comic-Con doing funny panels with Jeff "Doc" Jensen. Why? Because they are too busy making the other twenty million people who watch tv every night love them."... he's just putting you into a false sense of security, as the Inception-like walls of your reality slowly begin to crash down.
Drama I know that hyperbole is very easy for me, but this may well be one of the best blog posts I've ever read. A screenwriter called Josh writes about a nocturnal encounter. I won't spoil much more than that other than to say, when you begin reading and see paragraphs like: