I’ve always looked at situations with a sense of “why this will be good” rather than “how this can and will go wrong.” That’s just a part of who I am as a person, and, in this case, it extends to how I watch my TV.
To say “Hamilton” has exploded like no other Broadway show in recent memory might be an understatement. The show took Broadway by storm, breaking box office records for the Richard Rodgers Theatre and winning 11 Tony Awards. It’s also entrenched itself into mainstream culture, with the cast album constantly holding a place on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and iTunes Best Sellers charts.
In my first column, I was a little condescending toward the broadcast networks and their new offerings for the season. For most of the offerings, I feel like they’re generic attempts to modulate overused formulas. Still, within the group of new series I’ve sampled so far, there’s a trend: the return of the kind of show that, for the most part, has disappeared from the air — the show with the good heart.