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For good TV this summer, stream it

For good TV this summer, stream it

The world of television tipped more deeply than ever in the digital direction last week when NBC debuted its new drama "Aquarius" starring David Duchovny and made all 13 episodes instantly available online.

It was the first time any network had gone that far in imitating the model embraced by such video-on-demand services as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Thursday's move also marked the opening of a summer TV season in which streaming rules, and for the first time, the best place to see great TV is online. A viewer could do no traditional network or cable TV viewing this summer and still see the finest the medium has to offer.

Streaming video has been widely...