Is it just me, or are we living in a golden age of tv drama? The airwaves are just saturated with very watchable shows, whether it be on the pay cable channels, USA and other networks, or the traditional big 3. Think about it. Some of the shows are obviously campy, and my nerdy tastes may make them seem specifically tailored to me, but there are just so many shows on right now that I think are fun.
Here’s a partial list of shows that I’ve seen and enjoyed (and some I have only seen a couple times, others I watch every episode):
Game of Thrones
Camelot (campy as hell, but fun)
Hell on Wheels
The Good Wife
Person of Interest
Sons of Anarchy
Obviously some are better than others, and I am sure there are tons I am forgetting, on top of shows that are watchable, but not that great, like Covert Affairs and Burn Notice and Strikeback and the Law and Orders and CSI’s and NCIS. And then there are shows which are smash hits that I just don’t care for (like Mad Men), and shows I liked that got nuked (Rubicon).
Of the new shows, I have to single out Hell on Wheels and Boss- both are outstanding.
It really does feel like we are in a golden age of tv drama. Maybe it is just me, but I don’t remember a time when there were this many shows that were that good.
And I forgot Leverage and Justified, and of course, one of my favorites, Damages.