One of the things I’m trying to do with Insectula!, is focus on the characters instead of the creature. I think that is one of the things about the new TV shows that make them so great, even better than movies, is that they can take the time and focus on interesting characters. That actually gives TV an edge, as they can devote more time to character development as opposed to movies which generally have 90 mins to introduce and get you interested in a character. Still, the best movies do this. I generally dislike westerns, but several western movies are at the top of my favorites list. At some point the genre becomes incidental. People like interesting characters and I’ve done my best with my limited resources to keep that in mind.I think the new TV shows are leapfrogging movies and until Hollywood starts to figure out that spectacle and big stars aren’t really what make good movies, we will keep seeing a decline in audience. I don’t see a bright future in Hollywood until they start to wise up.
The great news in all of this is I have more entertainment than ever even though I’m not watching many movies. The Sopranos was really a watershed moment for TV (even though I never watched it). It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few years.