Watercooler Meets Murderboard: TV Theories Reach Capacity

Date: Friday, 6/9

With the rate at which TV is being produced and consumed, it’s not surprising that the ways in which we discuss and process television have evolved dramatically. From Reddit threads and think pieces, to live-tweeting and podcasts, the TV Theory business is booming. Yet, for a series with an ongoing mystery and unanswered questions, it can begin to feel like the fandom is more about solving a show than experiencing it. The creatives who produce your favorite shows and the critics who cover them discuss how hyper-analysis does (and doesn’t) affect the creative process, balancing the art of misdirection vs. deception, and what it means to cede your story to an audience in 2017.

Panelists: Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, TX), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), Michael Rauch (Royal Pains), Eric Goldman (IGN)
Moderator: Natalie Abrams (Entertainment Weekly)