The end of the decade is upon us and time to take a look at how the last 10 years impacted broadcasters. As usual, it’s a mixed bag of successes and a few failures, illustrating the rocky path for our industry as we transition from television as we knew it to a whole new paradigm.
The last decade of television has changed the entertainment industry forever. Granted, that’s the kind of sweeping sentence that feels hyperbolic on the face of it, but make no mistake: The last 10 years’ explosion of television and streaming services has incontrovertibly transformed the medium.
From the unsolved mysteries of Lost to the happy ending of Jane the Virgin, many a prestige TV series ended in the last decade. Here are the most culturally significant ones.
These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of the 2010s.