Haris Romas

«What is certain is that things have changed in comedy series – they are changing and will continue to change,» maintains Haris Romas. «No recipe is repeated exactly. Some choices once thought commercially unprofitable worked well. We thought police comedy would not be favorably received in Greece, but ‘Sto Para Pente’ proved us wrong.» Romas believes the arrival of private channels brought a breath of fresh air to the genre, citing as positive examples «Treis Harites,» «Aparadektous,» «I Men kai I De» («Them and Us» ANT-1), in which he himself played and co-wrote the screenplay with Anna Hadzisofia. This new freshness did not emerge from nothing: «We have all trodden on the revolutionary path cleared by the Free Theater and later the Free Stage, as well as the big hit made by Lakis Lazopoulos.» With these artistic attempts, a new discourse was created, new people and new talents emerged. «Others will tread on the path we have cleared and advance just as we have trodden on the path of others.» Yes, «talent is not ladled out, but talent emerges in every era: Good comedy and talent do not belong to any particular era.»

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