This came to mind while talking to Kru about Band of Brothers:
Broadcast TV is really truly empty these days, especially the dramas. We had such a great run of just solid dramas/dramedies on TV: Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Picket Fences, Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, ER (before Clooney left), Ally McBeal, Buffy, West Wing. Now only House belongs in that company and the rest are far behind. Life appears to be losing its gift, Law and Order is a joke, ER became a silly soap long ago. There are some good shows scattered on cable (BSG, the FX dramas) but now even HBO is having a dry run. What the hell happened? Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse better start kicking ass because frankly its my last hope.