It feels boring to complain about how much good TV there is now. After all, it’s always better to have more quality than less, right? And few people in other pop culture areas have labored under the illusion that they could be consuming everything—not even close. But maybe anxiety about “Peak TV” is less about . It makes it harder for any one show to rise above the din of competitors (many, many of which range from “decent” to “actually pretty good”) and make an impression. We only have so much attention to give to cop shows, only so much for comedies, and let’s not even get started on Netflix binges. It takes a lot to unite an audience behind a show, and even more to expand one.