Encountered 1080/24p issues this week while watching a Discovery travelogue, not a drama. The production, "Sunrides: St. George River," is like the older Sunrise Earth series, except there's constant camera motion versus Sunrise's mostly static shots. Unlike typical documentaries/travelogues, often shot/delivered at 1080i30 (1080/60i), these Discovery 24p-captured series have a slightly blurred look instead of the distinct crispness often achieved with 60 'snapshots/sec' with, say, older HDCAMs capturing 1/60-sec TV fields or half-frames--versus 24pSF (segmented-frame mode).
Both SunRise and SunRides deliver remarkably good color here, but blurred nature scenes--both static and motion shots--is initially distracting, once suggesting a display problem. Watching the St. George river trip--a slow boat ride past red, orange, yellow and green autumn Maine foliage--provided a comparison of HD display technology: Noticed switching the 3:2 pulldown option off on my '09 Panasonic plasma
eliminated a slight 'busyness' throughout the mass of finely detailed leaves. By contrast, viewing such scenes on a CRT RPTV until last spring, more interlace twitter was present. HD documentaries/travelogues shot at 1080/60i could be viewed that way on the CRT display, versus the added 2-3 pulldown needed for 1080/24p capture.
Increasingly nature productions (and dramas) are being shot with ~4k digital-cinema cameras like the Red One and its updates. Downconverting higher-resolution captures to 1920X1080 or 1280X720 HD can boost the coarser resolution contrast, making images appear 'sharper', as Arri engineer Hans Kiening outlines in his 4k tutorial
(Figs. 6,8). Similarly and closer to OP, British (BBC) researchers note in "High Frame-Rate Television"
that temporal oversampling can provide new video and film 'looks' (see part 5). -- John