Wednesday's series finale "marks the end of an era," says Matt Brenn. "It is the last of the cycle of truly great cable dramas that began with The Sopranos, The Wire, and The Shield, passed through Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Justified, and concluded—in the course of another auspicious year-or-so—with the final bows of The Leftovers, Halt and Catch Fire, and now The Americans. I suspect that we may soon see this as a point of demarcation. The 'Golden Age of Television' is officially over."
TOPICS: Peak TV, FX, The Americans, Binge Watching