Review: Emerald City (NBC), Season 1

Get ready for it. Sitting down? Ok, here goes: “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.”

But c’mon. I had to say it.

It’s the golden era of TV, and I feel fine. And you know what? You should too. There is so much NOISE everywhere, I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but there is a lot of really great television being made. And I’m using the term a little loosely, because I’m including all long-form storytelling–not just the networks and the big cable players, but also original content from Netflix and Hulu and the like. Man, it’s a great time for a TV fan to be alive. Doesn’t it feel like a renaissance to you? Doesn’t it feel like some of the promise captured in the early days–I’m talking about the first Twilight Zone days–is being delivered?

Today’s review is on a program from one our big networks, NBC. Hear ye, hear ye, milords and ladies. I’d like to discuss Emerald City.

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