The 2000s

The 2000s

The Platinum Age of Television (Part 2)
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 18, 2018

In the 2000s, television entered the 'Platinum Age', as storytellers had license to take the medium to new heights. On cable, it was the decade of the antihero, with The Sopranos centred on a sympathetic mob boss, The Shield casting a dirty cop as the lead, and Breaking Bad turning Mr Chips into Scarface. Networks responded by taking creative risks, and audiences rewarded them by flocking to new shows like 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Glee, and Grey's Anatomy.

In the 2000s, television entered the 'Platinum Age', as storytellers had license to take the medium to new heights. On cable, it was the decade of the antihero, with The Sopranos centred on a sympathetic mob boss, The Shield casting a dirty cop as the lead, and Breaking Bad turning Mr Chips into Scarface. Networks responded by taking creative risks, and audiences rewarded them by flocking to new shows like 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Glee, and Grey's Anatomy.

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