Guy Gardener wrote:
What I meant was that Defiance itself has forced the bar to be lowered, and then lowered and then lowered again. I can probably go back and rewatch the (formerly intolerable)pilot now to find it a flawless marvel.
I frequently encountered something like this, when it comes to music albums from rock bands with relatively long careers.
Numerous bands had crappier and crappier albums as their careers went on. After awhile, their early records sound like "masterpieces" compared to the more recent stuff they've been producing. Especially when their early albums were rather mediocre to begin with.