TV for Our Times: “Our Boys” and “Press”

First in a series, TV for Our Times

We are living in a “golden age of television,” or so television critics repeatedly tell us. As the genesis of this golden age, the program that set the gold standard as it were, these critics invariably point to “The Sopranos,” the “edgy” drama about a mob boss who “whacks” his rivals and takes his attendant anxieties to a psychiatrist, which after its premiere 20 years ago became appointment TV for millions. Since then, “edgy” has become the dominant motif, while “normal,” not so much. Which is why, in these not-normal