The End of Peak TV

It is not news to anyone who has been paying attention that the current era of television programming, on the legacy broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming services, is a golden age. But an exploration is warranted of how long this creativity can be sustained. At some point, the bubble has to burst, and a reduction in the number of high quality shows will have to decline as a result. Particularly relevant in a year when numerous critical and audience favourites like House of Cards, Veep and Game of Thrones are all ending.

  • This seems like a very interesting topic but you'll need to check a couple things before you commit to it. First, you'll need to prove that the outgoing shows aren't being replaced by other critical and audience favourites (there's no issue if they're being replaced at the rate they're wrapping up). If this is the case, you should try to support your hypothesis with historical precedents (ie. Has this happened before? And if so, does the current state of TV look similar). – Ian Miculan 5 years ago
  • I think this is without a doubt a timely article considering "golden age" is such a conversation starter. In order to make your article unlike the others, I think you need research. For example, maybe make a deep comparison between television today compared to sitcom shows in the 70s or 80s, when they were widely popular with the American population. Did those end? Perhaps they just overpopulated and, as you say, the bubble had to burst. – Emily 5 years ago
  • I think the end (as we know it) will come when there is simply too many good tv shows that no show will be able to sustain a sizable enough audience to fund itself. People only have enough time to watch so many tv shows, and the more there is, the more that people will have to miss because they're too busy – fantasticfools 4 years ago

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