Rectify a few weeks ago, and it's one of the best shows I've stumbled over in years. But I didn't try it when it was new. I discovered it while the third season was airing. (Maybe I would have found it a lot sooner if I'd just listened to Jess Lynde. Or if it hadn't aired on Sundance.)
Isn't it annoying when that happens? Or maybe it's a show you stuck with for an entire season or two, but it never lived up to its potential and you realized you wasted a whole lot of time. Or a show that started great but fell apart and never recovered and just kept getting worse... wait, I'm having Heroes flashbacks. Or possibly FlashForwards. Or maybe it's a show that you tried and gave up on, and then later it turned out to be terrific and you kicked yourself for not sticking with it. That happened to me with two of my all time favorites, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Babylon 5.
So here is this week's discussion question: Is there too much good TV out there these days? How do you choose what to try when you're faced with such a wide selection from every genre imaginable? I mean, I remember when there was never enough science fiction on television for me, and now there's arguably too much. Is it starting to feel like a chore to pick and choose?
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.