Know what I think we need more of in media?
Shows like Tremors.
You may remember that series – based on the series of deliberate-B-monster-movies-with-heart, it ran on Sci-Fi channel before their name change. It was an episodic series with some continuing arcs about the people living in a small town that happened to be infested with odd creatures, and their lives and stories dealing with them. It was charming, funny, and quite clever.
It was also a great model of synergy that I think more companies, authors, and media people need to look at.