April 21, 2024

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YouTube Selection: Just Write Explains How Sociological Stories Work

What is a sociological story? Just Write explains.

Game of Thrones ended in a way that left many people unhappy.  Me not so much since I give a lot of leeway on final episodes of long-running shows.  I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.

Anyway, the YouTube channel Just Write has one theory on why, and it has something to do with why Isaac Assimov’s Foundation series never got adapted for TV or movies.

It’s not, according to Just Write, for lack of trying.  Just Write thinks it may have something to do with the style of storytelling Assimov was using.  That would be sociological storiytelling.  It doesn’t adapt well.  Game of Thrones started out that way and then became something else.  See the explanation for what it is below.

You know, maybe I should try reading those books myself.