Shows like Tuca & Bertie seem like a direct response to the #MeToo movement, while shows like Fosse/Verdon have adjusted to the post-#MeToo era. Other recent standouts include Fleabag and BoJack Horseman. "These recent shows mark a different kind of progress—an outward sign of inward changes, as if anxious debates within writers’ rooms have flowed into scripts," says Emily Nussbaum. "With few exceptions, these stories aren’t prechewed moral lessons or easy fables about heroism, and they aren’t engaging in Game of Thrones-style escalation, either, turning harassment stories into pornographic melodrama. Not every such plot is successful: a few feel tone-deaf or overly cynical. But the sharpest are reshaping television’s boundaries, more often through comedy than through drama."
TOPICS: Tuca & Bertie, BoJack Horseman, Fleabag, Fosse/Verdon, Sexual Misconduct, Time's Up