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Even the Golden Age of TV Has Some Stains To Deal With

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 9, 2016 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 9, 2016 |

The Flash on The CW at 8:00pm ET.

Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC at 9:00pm ET.

iZombie on The CW at 9:00pm ET.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson on FX at 10:00pm ET. I’m seeing an interesting generational divide on people’s opinions of this show based on how old they were when the actual events took place. Most people I’ve talked to who were adults or near adults at the time and experienced it in real time are a bit baffled by the idea of watching a dramatized version of something that was in the recent past. People like me who were in elementary school and just got bits and pieces that trickled down and through the weird telephone of children’s communication methods are interested in seeing how things actually happened, more or less. Anyone else experiencing the same thing?

Tosh.0 on Comedy Central at 10:00pm ET. Eighth season premiere. Sometimes I marvel at the golden age of television that we’re living in and think about how lucky we are to be able to enjoy all this amazing entertainment from the comfort of our own homes. And then shows like this pop back up and I’m like “Oh, right, as a collective, we are all still basically cretins giggling at dudes getting hit in the nuts. Let’s not over-romanticize anything.”

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.