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Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV’s 10 Most Important LGBT Characters

Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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9 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.

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How I Met Your Mother: Season One

This is no static workplace comedy or rinse-repeat tale of funny family life. As the narration from the future reminds us, life as the characters know it is destined to end.

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29 May 2006 // 3:00 PM

Date Movie (Unrated) (2004)

Date Movie is not the spoof it seemingly aspires to. Rather, it's but a dreadfully long catalog of references to other infinitely superior movies.

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3 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

How I Met Your Mother

The story of that meeting unfolds in what will surely become the longest flashback in TV history, especially if the series stays on the air beyond a season.

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13 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Seventh Season

Joss Whedon says, 'We sort of worship at the same altar. Me and my staff are the biggest Buffy nerds alive.'

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Sixth Season

The only really real Buffy is really Buffy. —Xander (Nicholas Brendan), “Bargaining” I live in hell. / ‘Cause I’ve been expelled from heaven. —Buffy (Sarah

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1 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

American Wedding (2003)

Stifler's insufferable self-love is his special gift, of course, and what viewers love most about him.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season

That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lord of the Nerds

Buffy is often mentioned specifically as a "female empowerment" show, but one of its most inviting aspects is the way its cast has always been uncommonly split between guys and girls.

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18 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As to the rejection of my understanding of the connection between lesbianism and witchcraft on 'Buffy', I have never said that BVS's creator or writers made a conscious (and consciously homophobic) decision to directly cast lesbianism as social pathology and physical addiction.

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10 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

To think of Willow and Tara only in terms of their lesbianism is to do a disservice to lovers who were fully realized, regardless of their gender or orientation.

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4 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This was a tragic ending to one of prime-time television's most engaging love stories. More disturbing, as well as more socially and politically troublesome, however, is that Tara's death completes what has become a rather homophobic and pathological representation of lesbian desires and relationships over the course of the past season.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Scooby Love

But the Scoobies have expanded the tv series, to include character study and analysis of the bonds of humankind.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

Given Buffy's track record for playing with conventions, there may be hope for Dawn Summers on the horizon, but as of now she is definitely the Scrappy-Doo of the Scooby Gang.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Boys and Girls and Buffy

We've all learned a lot about the politics of being young and being adult, about sexuality and gender roles, as well as about the difficulties of daily life from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but perhaps we've learned the most about all of this from Xander.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Surprises

Many non-initiates of Buffy the Vampire Slayer dismiss it as a show about teen angst or girl action. But Buffy's diverse fan base understands that these things are worthy of our attention, and know Buffy as a series with a little something for everyone.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - We Could Be Heroes

The finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer marks not only the end of a great series, but also the end of one of the most popular myths of our postmodern times.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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