The debate about the death of the golden age of television and the end of the promises of the era of “peak TV” have been quietly bubbling in recent months.

In January on the occasion of the 25th anniversary celebrations of The Sopranos, the creator of that show — considered by many to be the pinnacle of prestige television — David Chase, described the celebrations as “more of a funeral” for a 25-year blip of peak TV creation that he doesn’t believe will be repeated...

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