WKU POP 201

Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

Transmedia/Total Engagement

Posted by tommistowers on March 1, 2017

The sections Transmedia Engagement and The Total Engagement Experience caught my eye on multiple levels. From the section about soap operas to the hit television series Ghost Whisperer.

As a kid almost every time I went to my grandparents’ house, my grandma was in the other living room watching soap opera. Soap opera have been around for years and will most likely continue to stay around for years. Soap operas are very cheap and affordable. Soap operas have staying power because they provide a storytelling universe larger than the show itself. Therefore, this offers almost an infinite amount of material for fan discussions and debates.

When CBS, SyFy, We, and ION decided to air the hit television series Ghost Whisperer from 2005 through 2010 this was the time to be alive. I was addicted to the television series for years. When Ghost Whisper started to died down this is when I started to watch nearly almost day. After school, I would sit on the couch and be watching Ghost Whisperer on SyFy until it switched to a different show. Moses noted, “In this day and age, it is not enough for a producer to just deliver a television show. I believe you are also responsible for delivering the audience.” This is exactly what Moses did. She kept the audience engaged and guessing until the next episode. Moses also did something that only benefited her television series. Moses and her Ghost Whisperer team closely monitored online fan responses. She did this to keep her audience engaged on what they wanted to see!! I wish Ghost Whisperer was still going on…..

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