Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Fifth Season Theory

The current brilliance of Mad Men's fifth season recently got me thinking about other TV dramas that delivered their finest moments fairly late in their runs. As it turns out, there are quite a few. Indeed, of the dramas I've seen that went on for more than one season, almost all of them (with a few exceptions like Battlestar Galactica and Slings and Arrows) gave us their greatest seasons at or after the halfway point of their given runs: The Wire's third and fourth seasons, Lost's fourth, Deadwood's second, and so on.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012