How Do I Predict the Hot Shows of 2020?
Is it possible for you to predict the hottest shows of 2020? By the time the year is over, the Hollywood horizon will be awash with shiny screens and glitzy trailers that will be filled with fresh new recruits. So, how do you know which ones will be hot and which ones will be less so? A simple solution to the eternal question, “How do I predict the hot shows of 2020?”
This really is a tough question. I mean, there are so many people who want to predict this future, from the big political parties to the big media conglomerates, so it’s a bit difficult to formulate an answer. I’ll try to offer a couple of hints, however.
When I think about how the new shows and movies are going to impact the nation’s biggest TV markets, my first thought is always about Hollywood. And, as the head of CBS Entertainment, it is my job to make sure that those films hit the silver screen and in front of the TV screens in the best possible way. Therefore, while the casting will always be important, it’s not always easy to judge the quality of a particular film based on its casting alone. That said, if you think that great acting and really great roles are going to emerge from Hollywood’s current crop of films, then you are going to be right.
When it comes to the performances, the trickier task is identifying the best films to choose from. The sheer number of films being produced in this decade means that there is bound to be quite a few that come out right from the gate. So how do you actually go about identifying the movies that are going to have the biggest impact? To start with, focus on the big blockbuster franchise films, whether they are for the big screen or the small.
The fact is that most of the huge tentpole films of this decade are going to be sequels to each other. Because of the way this entertainment industry works, you can’t really expect a sequel to be any good. Hence, you need to know what kind of movies are going to make the biggest impact in terms of the hits and the misses. Don’t rely too much on the cast in these cases – just look at how good the script is and how well the director handles his subject matter.
These are the big action blockbuster films, where everything is black and white. The original, the protagonist and the villain are all extremely charismatic. Hence, if you are looking for a flick that captures your attention, that has a very dark theme and offers a very interesting story that involves thrilling and dangerous action, then get yourself a couple of examples of this category: Last Man Standing and Bad Boys 2. They have both done well.
You can bet that this category will continue to dominate for years to come, just as it did in the entire world. Consequently, while you can’t predict the future, you can certainly find out where the hits and misses lie in the early parts of the decade. And, when it comes to the best franchises, there is no better place to begin than with the biggest of all of them – The X-Men, which will come out a few years down the line.
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