There are ten differences between online web series and television series. Web Series means any series of non-scripted or scripted videos/seasons, released on the Internet medium exclusively for viewing. TV Series means a collection of non-scripted or scripted videos/seasons, released directly on the TV network for viewing. In case of the former, the viewer is expected to have an active participation in the plot development and characters. And in case of the latter, the same is true but with an exception – the plot and characters are entirely developed and are shown to the audience from start to finish.
While web series can be as good as a television series, they often lack the narrative drive, depth and characterisation that distinguish great television series from mediocre ones. There are exceptions of course. Law and Order and Scrub happen to be two such examples. However, it’s a more common thing to see a web series lagging behind in the ratings than a television series debuting at number one and becoming popular overnight. This trend is likely to continue since producers of web series are more dependent on search engine results for viewer ratings.
Viewers are more willing to share online web series ratings based on user feedback than they are to share ratings based on ratings provided by experts and other outside sources. Ratings based on reviews from viewers (such as our TV show popularity review) are more objective than ratings based on expert opinion. In addition, web series producers can choose their own editorial board. This provides an additional source of editorial guidance and may also help web producers to differentiate their web series from similar shows being produced by different channels and genres of TV shows. Internet TV has a lot to offer the casual viewer who wants to catch up with what’s happening in the world just like the real world.