Showcasing

There’s got to be an established term for when a series does a really excellent one off, somewhere in the back nine of the season, maybe even with a supporting character. The kind of thing “MASH” did. It’s one of those things you can’t do so easily with an overarching narrative. In fact, when you do have the one off origin episode in “Daredevil” or whatnot, the show goes out of its way not to overshadow the main plot and protagonist. These showcases are a great idea. I wish more shows would do them. Shows without overarching narratives, I mean. And comics. If I read any ongoing. Maybe in a novel. If I were reading any novels right now. Theoretically. There should be more showcasing.

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