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    series or serial

    I was watching a Canadian series or serial "The Listener" on TV?

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    I was watching a Canadian series or serial "The Listener" on TV?
    A serial is one story divided into episodes, so that each week the same story continues. A series is a collection of stories, usually a different one each week, with the same actors playing the same roles.

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    Re: series or serial

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A serial is one story divided into episodes, so that each week the same story continues. A series is a collection of stories, usually a different one each week, with the same actors playing the same roles.
    But both episodes?

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    Re: series or serial

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    But both episodes?
    Sometimes in a series one story is split into two or more episodes.

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    Re: series or serial

    I am never clear on this one, could you give some examples, pelase, please, please:)

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    Re: series or serial

    Downton Abbey was a serial.

    Law and Order is a series.

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    not teachr

    The Serials can be a reference to early movies, usually cliffhangers like Perils of Pauline.

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    Re: series or serial

    Series is just a show where characters/settings are the same but the stories in each episode are unrelated. ex. "Friends"

    A serial is a type of series where there is a story that is broken into several episodes.

    To make you more confused, what the Brits call "serial" (or so I've heard), Americans call "miniseries". This is a TV production that has a small number of episodes and has one story broken up into a few episodes. Ex. "Pride and Prejudice" with Colin Firth

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