TVs new era of sincerity
Nice guys finish first on television. The world has clearly gone mad.
The TV from my youth in the 80s/90s thrived in irony and sarcasm, but there has been a shift over the past 20 years towards a new type of TV hero, best typified by the earnest nicety of Ted Lasso.
James Poniewozik at the New York Times has a must-read feature this morning that charts the shift in US TV from the Seinfeld/David Letterman model of ironic, d…
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