”) Season Three has ushered in a wave of character development and relatable conflicts—married life, coping with addiction, toxic relationships, loss of identity—that feed into larger themes, such as class privilege, sensuality and religion.
In short, though Jane the Virgin often laughs at itself, with winking musical numbers, in-show hashtags, animated sequences, alternate realities and Hitchcock references, it’s also one of the most trailblazing series on television. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Network: Comedy Central Like fellow Daily Show correspondent John Oliver, Larry Wilmore took what he learned from his former job and blended the news with laughs.
But unlike most areas of entertainment that often reflects our own culture back at us, television works at a much quicker rate—meaning that TV is more likely to depict, through comedy and drama, our current cultural climate with an exacting speed and accuracy.
This year's TV offerings might indicate that we're at "Peak TV," but they have certainly brought us some groundbreaking and provocative episodes of narrative storytelling proving that the art form is at the highest point in its long history.
While the series relies on exaggerated plot lines (“straight out of a telenovela! Although there are many new shows coming to television this year, there are several, based on the trailers, that promise to offer entertainment and make television’s offerings far more rich by getting away from the usual comedies and dramas.The end of each year provides critics the opportunity to construct (or, depending on their temperament, the burden of constructing) a list of their ten favorite shows—such a list is usually carefully constructed, with elements in some semblance of balance between network and cable, between comedy and drama.They say there’s no accounting for taste, and in this era of unprecedented proliferation, TV fans no longer need to.The following titles, whittled down from a “shortlist” of 101 produced by polling Paste staff and TV contributors, represent the breathtaking range of an art form in full flower: the dramatic and the comic, the prestigious and the popular, the long-running and the brand new, airing on networks from the traditional (HBO) to the digital (Netflix) and every point in between.