I haven’t forgotten part 2 of my theories on building tension, but I had to hurry something along for Overthinking It this week: the next installment of OverWinging It, my review/analysis of Season 2 of The West Wing. This one covers “The Midterms,” “In This White House” and “And It’s Surely To Their Credit.” Ainsley Hayes! AIDS in Africa! H.M.S. Pinafore! And more.
- tension = uncertainty x stakes
- tension = uncertainty x stakes (part 2)