Television's Overloaded Sundays

On TV's biggest night, it's too much of a good thing

Illustration by Oliver Munday for TIME

I should stipulate up front: If you want to read about a legitimate human problem, turn to another section of this magazine. People are suffering from war, illness and poverty, and their plights deserve our attention. That said, there's too much TV to watch on Sunday nights.

Yes, there's TV every night and every day. But since The Sopranos held the spotlight alone, Sunday has become the showcase for marquee series. This fall there's cable's most popular drama, The Walking Dead. Homeland, Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife. Masters of Sex and sundry other boutique cable shows. The Amazing Race, 60...

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