TV has gotten increasingly more diverse over the last decade or so. It's not just sitcoms anymore, our TV screens and laptops are filled with some of the greatest stories ever committed to the medium.
Who can forget the thrilling character arc of Walter White or the striking visuals of True Detective? TV has never been better. We can, in part, thank streaming for this, as it has allowed TV to be diversified to the point where great sums of money have been put into even the most obscure shows.
Because all of this positive change, TV is now able to mislead the audience in ways that were just pipe dreams of creators in the past. There are so many ways creators are able to do this in the modern age of TV.
Perhaps the central plot line of a show is actually pushing the audience in the wrong direction, or hiding the thematic complexities of the plot. Maybe the marketing made audiences believe the show they were about to binge was about one thing, when, in reality, it was about another.
In the golden age of television, all of this is possible, and more.