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Mohamed A. El-Erian

Subplots Cloud Greek Drama

Acrimony distracts from the country's quest to stay in the euro zone.
Tsipras isn't the only one getting weary.

Tsipras isn't the only one getting weary.

Photographer: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Successful television series engage viewers by studding a long-running storyline with discrete subplots that usually are resolved within an individual episode. These shows often falter when the underlying plotline gets lost in the subplots.

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