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I was watching a Canadian series or serial "The Listener" on TV?
I am never clear on this one, could you give some examples, pelase, please, please:)
Downton Abbey was a serial.
Law and Order is a series.
The Serials can be a reference to early movies, usually cliffhangers like Perils of Pauline.
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