Why Five?: Josh Benedict


In many shows in the last few decades there have been teams of five people. Some people wonder, why five? There could be many reasons why. They could provide episodes for background story or you could cover the personality spectrum to appeal to everybody.

Why would you want to appeal to an audience because of personality? Well would you want a character you could relate to or none at all? Even if it is one thing in one character it makes the show much better if you can feel the emotions of the character or understand the decision they make because you would be following their thought pattern.

What if you run out of episode ideas to continue the plot for your show? Well, you have five characters to choose a backstory from! Those episodes could give new ways to new episodes and new characters! These background stories could make or break a character. They could become hated by the community or more loved.

BMWFilms.com – The Escape (Haley Rothfuss)


The Escape was a commercial trying to sell a car, but had a backstory to it. I think that it was good, especially the backstory. It had a heartfelt back story to the car-selling, which I really liked. This reminded me of American Sniper, which had a heartfelt story also. Plus it reminded me of American Sniper because the bad guy (Jon Bernthal) was a sniper.

Welcome to WatchWriteNow

Welcome to WatchWriteNow, Greater Cincinnati’s home for student-generated film criticism! Starting this fall, WatchWriteNow will begin programming with schools, community learning centers, and other regional outlets to introduce students to philosophically-based critical thinking using filmed content (commercials, music videos, shorts, feature films), while creating opportunities for students to engage and share their opinions with content makers and providers.