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The Show that Broke Through Seemingly Solid Walls: 'Queer As Folk: The Complete U.K. Collection'

It's the show that started it all, and even with its notable flaws, it still remains a fascinating look into modern-day gay culture.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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The Wire

In David Simon's indictment of American capitalism, numbers -- say, crime stats and school test scores -- no longer have an epistemic value, they don't refer to any external reality.

Jesse Hicks
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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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Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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The Wire

This is the consequence of America's broken systems: a young boy staring into the darkness, wondering what else his future might bring.

Jesse Hicks
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Shanghai Knights (2003)

Its self-conscious use of the buddy genre's well known predilection for homoerotic/homophobic patterns is cute.

Cynthia Fuchs
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