Episode 13: The Wiki-ization of television

 On  Westworld , Maeve has a plan. But which plan is it? You'l probably need to consult a fan database to figure it out.

On Westworld, Maeve has a plan. But which plan is it? You'l probably need to consult a fan database to figure it out.

Binge watching. Peak TV. Water-cooler shows. We have many names for it, but they all mean that we've got way too much television. There were 487 scripted shows on the air in 2017, and 2018 is just as packed. In this episode, we talk about the history of peak TV, and what it's done to the way we tell stories. Some TV shows have been Wiki-ized, getting so complex that you need multiple fan wikis to keep up. Others have gotten ultra-bland or egregiously weird just to stand out. Is everything terrible, or is there a silver lining?

Annalee Newitz