We’ve done music and books, but not TV. At least not that I’m aware of. Some of the shows we would choose are no doubt the same, since there are clear, obvious candidates.
The golden age of television continues and nowadays it’s mostly about streaming. The likes of Netflix and HBO rule. You can watch at your convenience and it can be hard to resist the momentum that pushes you to start the next episode, in 30 seconds, 29 seconds… People still like to watch the minute new episodes are released though. They want to join the discussion, be part of the event, the phenomenon, that is the show everyone is talking about,
Any selection should come from TV programmes first shown this year. My choices then, in no particular order:
The Handmaid’s Tale on HBO – although I think the premise is a little hard to swallow, this was nevertheless brilliantly done and the events described have clear parallels with the society we have today, where mens’ treatment of women has been revealed more clearly than ever this year.
Big Lies, Little Lies – also on HBO, this drama similarly focuses on the mistreatment of women. » Continue Reading.