What is about a book series that keeps you interested and coming back for more? Before you give me a quick answer, stop and think harder about it. Yes, the characters, the relationships, the action, all that will play a huge part in whether you read more than the first few chapters.
There’s been more than one highly rated book series that I’ve tried but just couldn’t keep interested in. Honestly, I’ve always wondered why I didn’t like the classics more than I do. I kept coming back to the question of “Why?”
Recently my husband and I started buying the complete series on DVD of several TV series that are no longer available any other way. It took watching a couple of the ones from the 1970’s for the reason to dawn on me.
When you contrast those shows with some of today’s shows, the sheer amount of detail just jumps out at you. Rather than using studio sets for the indoor shots, they would shoot in actual places. That gives you a much more realistic feeling.
In the same way, it’s the details of the story that makes it so much more enjoyable. It’s the difference between filming on the studio backlot where everything is carefully staged and filming on a city street.