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TV palate-cleansers: after Breaking Bad, viewers need Cake Boss

13 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In this age of high quality but bleak drama, sometimes we all need a little light relief. So when it all gets too grim, which shows do you reach for?

The official line is that we're living in a golden age of television, a time when brilliant writers are luring world-class actors to daring new shows that win awards and delight audiences around the world. Shows that push the boundaries of the medium. Shows that challenge cinema as the dominant cultural form of the age. Novelistic shows, full of twists and turns and arcs that test viewers by refusing to adhere to genre convention.

And this is true. However, it is also true that man cannot live on quality drama alone. There is only so much of, say, Borgen that one can take before it all gets too much. You find yourself either shuffling around with your brow furrowed as »

- Stuart Heritage

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