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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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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX

The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.

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The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 9:58 PM

The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie may be familiar, but it's bigger and visually richer than what we're used to, as well as funnier than many of the show's more recent episodes.

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9 Oct 2007 // 11:00 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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21 Sep 2007 // 2:00 PM

The Simpsons: Season 19 Premiere

Springfield, destroyed at the end of the movie, is still in ruins, and Bart careens off of pieces of the dome that had quarantined the city.

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14 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Instead of neuroses that are black-tinged and deep-seated, most of I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With's navel-gazing is genial to the point of being childlike.

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8 Aug 2007 // 2:56 AM

Woohoo! Satire seeing a revival

On the weekend of July 27-29, “The Simpsons Movie” grossed $74 million, the fifth-largest opening weekend of 2007. It was also the most surprising hit of the

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The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season

Season 10 marked the beginning of The Simpsons' metamorphosis from mere long-running comedy series to cultural institution.

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1 Aug 2007 // 3:36 AM

20 essential things I’ve learned from Homer Simpson

The time has come at last. This weekend, Americans stood in line, grabbed a tub of buttery popcorn, sat down in the dark and awaited

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Creator as surprised as anyone by success of ‘The Simpsons’

LOS ANGELES—Matt Groening stopped by a Borders bookstore the other night and bought a CD of the 1967 album “The Who Sell Out.” There are

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27 Jul 2007 // 2:32 AM

The Simpsons Movie

If you understand the Simpsons to be at once the most egregious and exemplary dysfunctional family in U.S. popular culture, Marge's stalwart strength isn't nearly so spectacular as Bart and Homer's bizarrely symphonic pandemonium.

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26 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Simpsons Movie

After 18 years on the air and nearly 400 amazing episodes, The Simpsons Movie delivers the entertainment equivalent of a 90 minute greatest hits package.

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You’re gonna hear a lot of talk in the next few days about The Simpsons Movie - and not all of it will focus

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The voice of Bart Simpson says don’t have a cow about the movie

"Their idea of a 10-year-old boy might be different from yours. But for that one, I gambled. One voice. I was hired on the spot."

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24 Jul 2007 // 4:14 AM

It’s ‘The Simpsons,’ bigger than ever

"The Simpsons" is toweringly unsentimental, just as it can be ragingly silly, but its message -- and, yeah, there was always a message.

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23 Jul 2007 // 6:18 AM

The evolution of ‘The Simpsons’

Matt Groening's zany creation, in the words of author Chris Turner ("Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation"), has gone from being a "subversive smart bomb" that exploded upon prime time, to "pop-cultural wallpaper".

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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