Are we in a golden age of TV now? I keep seeing Important Essays that say we are. I just think it’s a bridge too far to decide that we’re in a golden age of anything while we’re in it. We’re going to need some perspective. But I will definitely say that the quality and variety is on the upswing.
Better Things is a great example. It’s the latest from Pamela Adlon, longtime collaborator of Louis CK. She takes the absurd/surreal yet all-too-real vibe of the later seasons of Louie and drives it to new heights. You owe it to yourself to check it out. It joins a really strong lineup on FX/FXX of non-stupid comedies like Man Seeking Woman and You’re the Worst. And even NBC (yes! NBC!) is chiming in on the non-stupid comedy front with Superstore and The Good Place.
Check it all out. This is why we have TiVo!