Dramas With More Than 20 Episodes
Give it up for The Good Wife, Gotham, Arrow, Law & Order: SVU, Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Persons of Interest, Scandal’s 2 and 4th seasons, and all the other network and cable shows that still pump out quality television, week after week, and then have to compete in the same awards categories as shows with half the amount of episodes. Don’t think your hard work doesn’t go unappreciated! In fact, I think Netflix, Amazon, and other chord-cutting, original content providers should aim a little bit higher than 13 episodes (Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards,), let alone 10 (Casual, Narcos, Transparent, Marco Polo, The Man in the High Castle.) Just because Game of Thrones gets away with only 10 hours of television a season doesn’t mean you should follow suit and assume quality will always trump quantity. If I wanted to watch ten hours of storyline and then call it a year, I’d be wearing out my DVD set of the extended versions of The Lord of the Rings.