Why is this considered the Golden Age of television? The Wire, The Sopranos, and Deadwood are all over. Seinfeld was fifteen years ago.
I tend to agree with the person the AV Club writer is discussing. I am not going to start watching Treme or Boardwalk Empire until they are over because I have a job and other things to do than to wait for other seasons and plan all of that out. I would rather take in the whole thing over the course of a few weeks, maybe an episode or two a day. I wouldn't read a book or watch a movie over the course of six years, either.