The phrase “Peak TV” has defined this decade in television. Typically, that phrase implies the boom in programming, and the long-foretold moment when we would reach a peak in the number of shows produced each year.
At the end of this decade, though, it’s also important to look back on another kind of TV peak: the literal ones. From mountains to cliffs to steep hills, peaks were all over TV in the past 10 years. They offered metaphors for self-growth, terrifying heights to push someone from, and remote locations for romantic and/or criminal actions.
Join us now on a tour of the peaks of television in the 2010s.