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Which TV Genre Are You? | This Quiz Analyzes 20 Factors To Find It Out

Do you enjoy horror?

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What is your favorite fictional setting?

Are you romantic?

Your favorite TV show has to be...

What are you doing on a Saturday night?

Are you creative?

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You watch TV to:

What is your favorite color?

How do you deal with stressful situations?

What is your favorite movie genre?

At a social gathering, you're most likely to:

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Pick an ideal vacation spot:

What role do you usually play in a social group?

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

What is your biggest strength?

Are you nosy?

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Are you the type to seek out risk?

Are you agreeable?

Do you like mysteries?

What is your weakness?

Which TV Genre Are You? 
Teen drama
Teen dramas explore the complicated nature of adolescent relationships, personal growth, and self-discovery. Your life is full of emotional rollercoasters and theatrical plot twists - or at least, you wish it was. You can appreciate the epic highs and lows of high school football. The mundane nature of everyday existence has nothing on your dramatic flair.

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Reality TV
Whether it's competitions, lifestyle shows, or candid slices of life, you're drawn to the rawness and unpredictability that reality TV provides. You're likely very social and interested in what others have going on. To be honest, you might be a little nosy, but is that so bad? You simply like to keep your finger on the pulse.

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Comic book-based show
You're captivated by the action-packed narratives, moral quandaries, and clash between good and evil, whether they're caped crusaders or antiheroes with complex motivations. These shows transport you to a world where the impossible becomes a reality and the line between normalcy and superhumanity becomes hazy.

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Medical show
Your interest lies in unraveling medical mysteries, human resilience, and the emotional journeys of both patients and medical staff. You are likely naturally curious. It's not easy to phase you or throw you off. You probably also enjoy a solid drama, although you prefer to observe it from the comfort of your own living room.

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Horror
You appreciate the adrenaline rush that comes with being scared. You're intrigued by the stories about the strange and mysterious, where the unknown and the unexplainable inspire terror. Horror shows often dive into the darkest recesses of the human psyche, providing a mix of suspense, dread, and the thrill of confronting unfathomable things.

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Sitcom
You have an uncanny ability to discover humor in everyday situations. You take pleasure in the cleverness, playfulness, and impeccable timing of sitcoms. Your overall attitude is positive and bubbly, and you use laughter and joy to approach life's challenges.

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Fantasy
You are enchanted by worlds of magic, mythical creatures, and epic quests. Your fascination lies in exploring the realms of imagination, where the ordinary gives way to the extraordinary. You pay great attention to details. Your visionary mind helps you come up with a solution for almost any problem.

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Hey there! You know, there’s a plethora of TV genres out there, and we think that what you choose to watch can reveal a lot about who you are. Don’t you agree? What if we told you we could find your television personality with just a few questions? By tapping into your preferences and interests in TV genres, we will uncover patterns that reflect your unique personality traits. Your small-screen persona awaits. Push “play” and take the quiz now!

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What is a TV genre?

It is a form of a television program with its own narration, storytelling, tone, target demographic, and so on. A TV show might adhere strictly to the bounds of a genre, or it might mix and match elements from many genres. For example, drama might borrow from comedy, romance, period pieces, etc. 

TV genre types

TV over the past years evolved significantly. There are numerous TV genres to pick from and a myriad of subgenres and subtypes. There’s truly something for every taste out there these days. In the streaming era, it might even seem like an overabundance. Can we ever hope to catch up on the neverending wave of new releases? At least there will always be something fresh and exciting to discover. Let’s explore the classic TV genres, from sitcoms and dramas to reality shows and crime thrillers, and how they’ve evolved through time. 

Drama

TV dramas are probably right up your alley if you like twists and turns, compelling story arcs, and a good tearjerker. You’re not alone; drama has long been a favored television genre.

The 2010s saw a boom in popularity for drama with shows like This Is Us or The Handmaid’s Tale. There are many drama subgenres to pick and choose from, too. Teenagers and young adults might enjoy a good teen drama (13 Reasons Why), while fans of police shows could turn toward procedural dramas. We also have docudramas, period dramas, and many others. Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, or Downtown Abbey? You decide!

Comedy

People like to have a good laugh, so it’s no wonder comedy has always been popular. Audiences enjoyed a solid sitcom way back in the 1960s (titles like I Love Lucy come to mind). The comedic genre reached new highs in 1975 when Saturday Night Live debuted but truly hit its peak in the 1990s with iconic shows like Friends or Seinfeld.

The early 2000s saw comedy topping the charts again with The Office, Malcolm in the Middle, Gilmore Girls, and others. Nowadays, the laugh-it-up genre might’ve lost some steam, but no worries – we still have plenty of comedy shows to watch! May we propose Schitt’s Creek or Superstore for your consideration? 

Are you a true expert on 90s comedy movies, or do you need a rewatch?

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Sci-Fi

Sci-fi was all the rage in the late 1960s. Shows like Star Trek and Doctor Who were spiking interest in cosmic voyages and friendly (or not!) aliens. Sci-fi shows can range from dark dystopian stories to whimsical pseudo-historical pieces. Whatever you’re in the mood for, it’s there: Westworld for Western fans, Lovecraft Country for those craving horror, or Snowpiercer for those interested in eco-fiction. Other hit sci-fi titles from recent years include The Expanse, Altered Carbon, and Love, Death + Robots. 

Reality TV

“Unscripted” television programs existed way back in the 1960s, but reality TV as we know it didn’t explode in popularity until around 2005. Shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Jersey Shore, Survivor, The Voice, and many more seeped into popular consciousness. A specific subgenre of reality TV is game shows with contestants competing for money, prizes, and fame. Reality shows are not everybody’s cup of tea, but they can be good for escapism. 

Not everyone is reality TV material. Are you?

Horror

Blood and guts, what’s not to like? Horror didn’t always snatch top spots in the charts, but it followed behind more palatable genres like Michael Myers followed his victims. Horror TV is an acquired taste, but once you have a bite, there’s no coming back. Some of the most iconic horror shows of the last decade include American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, The Haunting of Hill House, Stranger Things, and The Terror. Whether you prefer straightforward gore or subtle tension and suspense, the horror genre welcomes you with open arms. 

Which horror movie stereotype are you? Run from the killer and find your answer!

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Are you teen drama personified, or more of a sci-fi person? Try this one-of-a-kind quiz. Which TV genres tickle your fancy, and which fit your character? Get your answers!