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Has the New Golden Age of television ended?

With ground breaking shows like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad having ended (and the monolithic show Games of Thrones soon to follow), has the New Golden Age of television ended? Are there new shows coming to replace them? Do alternative platforms/producers like Netflix open up the opportunity to craft innovative and risky story arcs?

  • I think you have to be careful about what you call the Golden Age for another reason. Depending on the era in which they grew up and the types of shows they watched, most people will probably argue their Golden Age has already ended. But, if you define Golden Age in era- or show-specific terms, you may have an easier time making your argument. – Stephanie M. 4 years ago
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  • Netflix is the first to release episodes of a series all at once. You can kind of say that Netflix has started/fed into the Golden Age of Binge-Watching. – simplykrizia 4 years ago
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  • This is quite a valid topic as the series such as Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy etc.. have left quite an impact upon their conclusion. Netflix is dominating the entertainment industry and has broadened the horizons in terms of story arcs and creative experimentation. I don't think the golden age has necessarily ended as series such as 'Fargo','Twin Peaks' and 'The Walking Dead' among others, still make for enthralling television but rather, there has been a shift from TV channels providing weekly series which one can follow, to Netflix and Stan where series' are binge-watched. – AdilYoosuf 4 years ago
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