How often are you genuinely impressed by a performance?
I’m not talking about your friend’s “dude, you gotta see this” type of rave because let’s face it, they’re easily impressed by strange Youtube videos.
I’m also not talking about situations where critics all jump on a tiny, overcrowded bandwagon and herald a performance or movie as spectacular and must-see, except no one can really remember anything about it six months later.
I’m talking about a genuine, “oh my God” moment where you actually feel like something special is being created right in front of you.
When it comes to TV, perhaps surprisingly, I’ve had a few of those revelatory experiences in the last few years.
Maybe it’s the scale or the intimacy created by seeing a...