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    Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    As I understand, movie/film implies single-episode ones screened at the theater. On the other hand, TV series are long-running ones aired on television. What if I need a collective noun that covers both meanings? Which words are appropriate, in BrE and AmE?
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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Drama

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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Drama
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    You're being silly. lol
    Drama is a genre of motion pictures.
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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
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    You're being silly. lol
    Drama is a genre of motion pictures.
    This is not a nice thing to say.
    We are all learning.

    Drama means more than a genre of motion pictures.
    A drama is also 'a serious narrative work of program for television, radio or the cinema'
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/drama


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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    http://www.imdb.com/search/title?gen...type=tv_series
    The title is 'Most Popular Drama TV Series ...'.
    It seems that 'drama' can also refer to TV series.

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    You're being silly. lol
    All of us are learners, who must sometimes be silly. We should help instead of laugh at each other.

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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://www.imdb.com/search/title?gen...type=tv_series
    The title is 'Most Popular Drama TV Series ...'.
    It seems that 'drama' can also refer to TV series.


    All of us are learners, who must sometimes be silly. We should help instead of laugh at each other.

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    A type of TV series.

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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    NOT A TEACHER
    I'm sorry but I didn't mean to be rude by saying: "You're being silly." I've seen that line countless times in movies and various TV series. It's somewhat like a joke. Is it that offensive? My dictionary says 'silly' is quite gentle.
    As for the word 'drama', 'drama' is a type, a genre of movies, TV series, and radio. Hence, I don't think that's the word I'm looking for, a word that can replace the combination "movies and TV series". Does the word I'm searching not exist?
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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    I just asked an American friend. Well, it seems the word I'm searching doesn't exist after all.
    Thank you all, anyway.
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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    the word I'm searching
    I would add 'for' after 'searching', according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/search_2

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    Re: Words that encompass both movie/film and TV series

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I just asked an American friend. Well, it seems the word I'm searching doesn't exist after all.
    Thank you all, anyway.
    "Hollywood" comes closest.

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