Travelling or not? A content analysis mapping Danish television drama from 2005 to 2014
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The article presents a quantitative content analysis (Krippendorff, 2013) of the first episode of the 32 Danish drama series produced between 2005 and 2014. A number of these have experienced unprecedented, international success, with series such as Borgen (2010-13) and The Killing (2007-12) travelling to multiple countries on several continents. The article shows that there are systematic differences in terms of formal characteristics, themes, and characters’ communicative style between the series that travel and the series that do not. Especially, the analysis finds that the presence of strong female lead characters is systematically linked to the positive travel patterns of the series, and that this cuts across different genres of series. The analysis also finds that series, which have explicitly low production values and simple narrative structure, systematically travels poorer.
|Journal||Critical Studies in Television. The international journal of television studies|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Dec 2017|
- Faculty of Humanities - Television drama, content analysis, Denmark, Television distribution