Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

“The Total Engagement Experience”

Posted by emilychildress329 on March 1, 2017

Obviously if you couldn’t tell by the title, the section that I found most interesting, was the section “The Total Engagement Experience”. After reading this section I really got a feel as to why some shows are created the way they are and how exactly they get to be where they are today. I like the way it identified that some shows at first was able to get funding to keep producing more shows from the amount of people the show attracted. I never really thought about how a show that became so popular was able to stay on until this section. This is where Transmedia comes into play.

I strongly agree with the term “the mothership” when talking about Transmedia because I think that the more back stories, revealing segments, and everything else that comes into play with a show gives us the true identity of each and every character causing us to feel as if we are apart of the show. This allows us to see a different experience than just watching the show. I believe that this is where most will get their profit from. It’s more about the audience and getting them involved more than anything else. Without that I do not think that a show can reach its full potential. For example, in “Ghost Whisperer”, they talked about how they strictly monitored online responses because they wanted to see how far their work was getting and what aspects of the show were specking out to the audience.




One Response to ““The Total Engagement Experience””

  1. emilyjones232 said

    I like how you mentioned the “mothership” term; it fits exactly what the engagement model is trying to accomplish!

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