It is tricky to get this just right as, improperly done, it makes the characters appear unsympathetic or in denial about the overarching plot.
This is not to be confused with Filler, though many breather episodes would qualify.
They are presented in a fun-house manner, with plenty of bright and cheery colors.
Children's shows play with this trope by being more lighthearted than usual.
I don’t know how to describe that pressure – it’s almost like you have to keep moving, going, doing, running, racing.
One purpose of a Story Arc is to provide the necessary time to really ramp up the peril the protagonists are in.
Crunch up the Love Interest, alienate the friends, heap a bunch of victories on the Big Bad, let all the phlebotinum leak out of the superpower, maybe throw in a scorching case of herpes and a drug dependency...
you know, just do everything you can to grind a protagonist into a sticky paste.Art: Why does every anime series under the sun have to have a fan-service episode? Often combined with or immediately following a Recap Episode, in a lot of shows, the Beach Episode generally exists solely for the purpose of getting the cast into bathing suits, either for titillation or just because some people want to see what the characters' bathing suits look like.An episode in which the cast all wander around in swimwear or less for no real reason? Sometimes the bathing suits can be Played for Laughs if they look similar to the characters' already-Limited Wardrobe's.Advocacy group People Opposing Women Abuse (or POWA) released the video online with the shocking conclusion that 'Every year 1,400 women are killed by the partners'.The video shows a young male resident of a Johannesburg townhouse complex practising on a drum set in the early hours of the morning.In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time.