Prestige dramas like Breaking Bad and The Wire have set the standard for narrative TV programming on streaming services and premium cable networks, but network TV is another story. The Atlantic reports that ABC fired its entertainment president over low ratings for critically acclaimed, diverse shows like Black-ish, American Crime, and How To Get Away With Murder....more
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Long-running, writer-driven shows have overtaken American cinema as the most prestigious strand of American visual culture, revealing most of even the supposedly best American movies as risk-averse, unimaginative, and hopelessly bound by their time constraints.
Todd Hasak-Lowy argues on the Believer‘s blog that despite TV’s bad rep among literary types, there is Good TV that reaches the level of Literature (caps his)....more