“Instead of good and evil, we get a heaping dose of strong and stronger, because it’s power and power alone, that moves our modern-day, made-for-streaming epics. The characters we see on screen may be clad in the latest wolfskin fashion, but close your eyes and you’ll be forgiven if you mistake them for bratty graduate students having intense conversations over soy chai lattes. In these shows, all anyone talks about and cares about is who was victimized and who was aggrieved and who is at fault. Ask any longtime viewer to answer what any of these characters actually believe, and you’ll draw blank stares.” – Liel Leibovitz