A Critical Darling, But For How Long?

Most critics agree that HBO has raised the bar for quality television in recent years, and a slew of awards back up the theory. But how did a pay-TV network created to show commercial-free movies become the official breeding ground for groundbreaking original shows? And more importantly, how long can its place at the top of the heap last, given the industry’s notorious habit of copycatting?

Source: The New York Times - 09/25/04