There are several strong television series that illustrate this point, but let's begin with an excellent movie example: Groundhog Day. Predictability is what people always need to avoid, particularly now, because audiences have so much choice and content at their fingertips. Orange Is the New Black is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, who was incarcerated for a drug trafficking bust in her past and served time at a minimum-security women's prison. In her 2012 article, "Seen But Not Heard," Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, wrote: The show is rarely discussed among the TV digerati, possibly because many people assume from the title that it's an exploitative reality show. On Cheers, the writers managed to keep Sam and Diane, and later Sam and Rebecca, apart for as long as possible. Eight years after the conflict for the Iron Throne reignited, HBO's phenomenal series appears to be nearing its conclusion.