Why TV Is So Good Right Now

Friday, December 28, 2012

Transcript

One of the surprising side effects of the upheavals in the TV industry’s business model is that, for now, we’re actually living in a golden age of scripted television. Television networks have found that one of the few predictable ways to build an audience is to create content that’s really, really good. Alan Sepinwall covers TV for Hitfix.com and is the author of the new book The Revolution Was Televised. He tells Bob about the unlikely path that led us to this TV renaissance.

 

Battles - White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Guests:

Alan Sepinwall

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [6]

Dave from Idyllwild, CA

What's the name of the TV Rock and Roll song played on the show? That was rockin great!!!

Dec. 30 2012 06:48 PM
John from Bklyn

Jeez, they're just stupid TV shows. Breaking Bad is the most super amazing awesome paradigm shifting cultural experience since Homer!!!!! Maybe you want to get out of the house more often, eh?

Note to authors: Can you please quit copping Gil Scott-Heron already! Talk about unoriginal. The subhead sounds like "Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes" that OTHER book about that OTHER supposed "Golden Age" of something or another.

Is TV better or are people just dumber? Maybe there are just more (younger) people watching who don't realize how derivative it all is.

Dec. 30 2012 10:42 AM
Robert Stevens from Florida

There is some better content available these days, but only for those who can afford to pay for it.

Dec. 29 2012 07:42 PM
Golly

I know, right? Isn't everything just so much better these days? Movies, tv, politics, news coverage - I mean everything is just so great - why don't we all realize that every year everything gets so much better - every year is a new golden age of whatever.

Dec. 28 2012 12:00 PM
Tracy from NYC

Thank you for giving Oz the credit it deserves! Everyone seems to remember The Sopranos as the beginning of it all, but Oz really opened the door for them and it was an amazing show that still stands up today.

Dec. 28 2012 10:02 AM
Scott Fisher from Rochester NY

TV renaissance, TV schmenaissance!

Dec. 28 2012 09:47 AM

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