A bottle is a container made of impermeable material in various shapes and sizes that stores and transports liquids. It can be sealed with an internal stopper, external cap or closure.
The neck is the narrowest part of the bottle and is joined to the body by a seam called a mold seam (see Mold Seams). The shoulder is the narrower area above the neck, where the bottle cross-section gradually decreases to the finish. The finish is shaped to accommodate a specific closure size and may be decorated. The base is the even bearing surface on which the bottle rests, and can have a recessed area for labeling and decorating equipment. The pushup is an inward dome in the center of the base, which provides stability and is exaggerated on some bottles, such as wine bottles.
The term bottle is also used to refer to a person who shows boldness or courage. In television, it’s not uncommon for a show to have a bottle episode where a character is stuck in a small space with limited resources and must face their fears. This type of episode is popular because it can keep viewers invested and focused on the characters’ problems.
While the concept of a bottle episode has been around for years, it’s become more common since budgetary constraints have been a larger factor in television production. This has given writers the freedom to create episodes that don’t require the extra expense of bringing in more sets and actors.
As a result, these episodes have evolved to include more complex story lines that can still hold the audience’s attention. In fact, some of the best episodes of recent TV are bottle episodes. Examples would be Walt and Jesse getting locked in a room trying to catch a fly in Breaking Bad, or Don and Peggy working into the late hours divulging secrets on Mad Men.
There are a few criteria for defining an episode as a bottle episode. It must have a tight storyline that keeps the viewer invested, and the character must be forced to face their fears in a confined space. The episode must also feature a well-developed supporting cast of character who are given their own subplots to explore, but are not necessarily tied into the main plot line.
A good bottle episode should also use a combination of visual effects to evoke emotion from the viewers and draw them into the scene. This can be done through a combination of lighting, music and other effects, and can make the episode feel more real to the viewer.
Lastly, the episode should have a strong character-driven plot that is not dependent on external forces to drive the action forward. This means that the audience should be able to understand what the character is facing without having to be told, and should be able to connect with the situation on a deeper level than just superficially. The best bottle episodes also have an excellent and original soundtrack, which can add another layer of emotion and drama to the storyline.