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  • 'The Homestretch' on PBS: Homeless teens struggle for independence
    'The Homestretch' on PBS: Homeless teens struggle for independence

    When it comes to documentary film (as with so much else), sensational and already celebrated subjects tend to dominate the mediasphere, the blogosphere and the watercoolersphere (and eventually the Emmysphere); it helps too (as with so much else) to be on HBO.

  • 'Game of Thrones' enters Season 5 at war with it all

    It's always worrisome when a beloved show enters midlife. Giddy limerence gives way to the more critical eye of a long-term relationship, and even the most beloved characters or innovative worlds can seem overly familiar and irksome. The more acclaimed or popular a show is, the more tempted we...

  • Built for the binge: 'Daredevil' reveals the future of TV
    Built for the binge: 'Daredevil' reveals the future of TV

    Dim and steaming with urban grit, personal pathos and intense violence, Marvel's great new "Daredevil" series for Netflix proves, once again, that no one understands the multiple-platforming world better than the comic book company originally, and fittingly, known as Timely Publications.

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