A television show that is classified a drama, where several unrelated "dramatic" situations occur throughout a single episode. Generally more than one of these situations are unfolding at once, usually at least three. Usually these situations all relate to the overall theme of the episode. The viewer will see short snippets of each dramatic situation at a time. Much like if you read multiple comic strips at once, reading the first pane of one then the first pane of the second and so on, then reading the second pane of the first, then second. By the end of the episode all the each of the dramatic situations has been revealed.
by Nochannel November 22, 2012