Once, TV was considered a vast wasteland, but one which did produce some interesting shows. Then for a while ‘reality’ tv took over, since these entertainments were cheaper to produce than scripted progams. Now, there is a glut (or a veritable cornucopia) of scripted television. This has happened presumably to fill up the many new ways tv can be provided to us. But it so much, so much of a good thing. I feel that every single day I hear about another new series, whether streaming, available all at once or one episode at a time, on cable or whatever. I think I read that there are over 400 scripted shows currently being produced (can someone find the real number?). Too much.
Anyway – how do you, as a viewer, handle all this? How many shows do you give a chance? How many do you actually follow?
As for me, about 5 years ago I followed (watched regularly) about 6 shows. Big Bang Theory is the only tv show I follow now. (Don’t judge). I got out of the habit when some of the shows I watched ended & the superproliferation of shows was off putting. Too many choices, though choice is good.