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October 1, 2013 | 1

“Good TV is not merely good TV (i.e. better-than-average TV), but TV that is so good it deserves to be taken as seriously as great films and even great Literature (yes, with a capital ‘L’). As such, watching Good TV and discussing Good TV are qualitatively different than watching and talking about other kinds of TV. The emergence of Good TV is a rather big deal in the recent history of American culture. It may well be one of the top two or three cultural developments of this still-young century.” Todd Hasak-Lowy dissects the TV revolution. (Pair with: our own Michael Bourne on the new age of cable and Broadway.) (h/t The Rumpus)

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. Got tired of hearing people talk about Breaking Bad so I finally gave in and watched it and I have no idea what anyone is talking about. It’s just more of the same. People crying and screaming at each other and guns and violence and sturm and drang and so on and so on. Same shit, different decade. You all can have your television shows and binge all you want and then try and convince everyone who doesn’t watch what you watch that what you watch is better than anything else if that makes you feel good about your television addiction.

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