This new series on USA is about a burned spy. What amazes me is that if something like this was on a hundred years ago, the first question would be what is this flickering box we are watching? The second question would probably have to do with where the signal comes from, since television jumped moved from black and white to color pictures to over-the-air to cable back to over-the-air in the form of dish broadcasting in relatively short order. But eventually the discussion would come around to what the heck is a burned spy?
And to that, everyone would just accept that it's someone who was kicked out of some organization for no apparent reason, and get on with watching the show. Years ago, however, they would probably get caught up in the fact that there is no good reason that we should know anything about such organizations even existing. How far we have come.