TV has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. Where it used to be low budget, hire only B actors, washouts, and unknowns, and have only minimal continuity, we now have well written, well acted, and well produced shows that make even the best of the old school shows pale in comparison.
I have split up this page into two sections, classics, for show that are finished, and current, for show that are still on the air. It’s hard to get a good sense of the longevity of a show while it’s on the air. The long times between episodes and seasons amplify any problems a show has since you have more than enough time to dissect every little thing.Â Inevitably, you also miss little details that can really enhance the overall experience when watching episodes and seasons marathon style. More than once shows that annoyed me while on the air were a lot more enjoyable when I could watch them all together. It’s also a sad but inevitable truth that some shows lose their way and don’t live up to their potential.
Also, here are my posts relating to TV.