—Collins English Dictionary
The multitudes who love television must count their blessings. Ever since The Sopranos debuted in the late nineties and brought in its wake a so-called new Golden Age for the medium, there has been a plethora of quality programming to satisfy every taste.
TV watchers now have a world of cable and streaming services to entertain them, and a concurrent explosion of artistic talent has emerged to fill the need for content on the hundreds of TV channels.
There is a vast new universe to discover, and dozens of shows with top-notch writing and acting, compelling storylines, intriguing premises and alternate realities.
Shows To Watch
Here’s our admittedly very limited list of the shows you can binge-watch if you missed them the first time around:
Taken from Marvel Comics, it stars Krysten Ritter as a former costumed superhero who suffers a life-altering trauma at the hands of a super villain and is reduced to working as a private eye. Thirteen episodes available.
Consistently ranked among the critics’ top-10 lists. Follows a group of characters after a Rapture-like event that results in the disappearance of 2 percent of the world’s population. You can watch the first two seasons, with 20 episodes.
Well-received dark comedy about a divorced woman who moves in with her brother (who runs a web-based dating site) and his teenage daughter. The second season has begun, but you can still catch the 10 episodes from the first season.
Seinfeld’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus finds another winner as the vice president (and eventually, president) of the United States. She presides over a colorful and generally inept crew of assistants. Sharp political satire has drawn critical praise. The fifth season has just ended, and there are 48 half-hour episodes available for streaming.
The Path (Hulu)
A family drama about a man who suffers a crisis of faith after joining a cult-like group called The Movement. Recently completed its first season and has been renewed for a second.