Many of us have spent more time with The X-Files‘ Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) this year than we have with our flesh-and-blood friends. This is fine. Times are hard! Rewatch those comfort TV shows! But maybe your family, loved ones, roommates, or neighbors with thin walls are getting tired of hearing the X-Files theme.
You might be tired of hearing the phrase “Peak TV,” but that is absolutely what defined the latest decade for TV audiences. From 2010-2019, TV was stacked with quality series across broadcast, cable, and streaming services. It wasn’t just the highbrow dramas that gave us exceptional, layered character development, either. Comedies made us think while
TV changed more this decade than it had any time since it switched from black and white to color. From who we watched (people from communities that had never gotten the chance to tell their stories on TV before) to how we watched it (on our phones and via streaming platforms), every part of the