Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

I’ll re­peat some­thing I’ve said of­ten and have writ­ten in my TV re­views as re­cently as a week ago: the golden age of TV is right now. There’s more great tele­vi­sion be­ing pro­duced at the mo­ment than at any other time in his­tory. It might be true that an evening spent watch­ing retro-TV of­fer­ings like The Brady Bunch or San­ford and Son might in­duce a few cringes, but a week­end spent marathon-view­ing a full sea­son box set of The Wire or The So­pra­nos or Jus­ti­fied will ex­pose you to some the great­est long­form screen sto­ry­telling you’ll ever find. And that’ll be as true 20 years from now as it is this week­end.

And then, of course, there’s the ex­pe­ri­ence of watch­ing these great shows in the com­fort and bliss­ful si­lence of your own home. With so many homes now equipped with HD-ready large-size TV screens, com­plete with sur­round sound and per­haps even 3D ca­pa­bil­ity, why would you go to the mul­ti­plex to lis­ten to rude movie­go­ers talk­ing and tex­ting be­hind you when you can en­joy a full cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence at home?

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