TV: The New “Artistic” Refuge?

While TV networks “wallow in reality-TV and makeover pablum, the “highbrow” end of the medium—HBO, Showtime, etc.—has remade itself as the natural habitat for drama that’s as inventive and daring as many films. TV’s new artistic credibility is making the small screen an alluring alternative for directors, offering freedom from the stresses of financing and distribution that beset any adventurous filmmaker.”