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Why Does TV Betray Us So, Every Christmas?

Some TV shows just aren’t willing to launch themselves into Christmas joy without also considering the validity of the Grinch's perspective.

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All in the Modern Family

Modern Family is more than just a very funny show. It also takes a step toward rescuing the sitcom family from the mean-spirited vein it has been stuck in for more than a decade.

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All in the Family: Gloria Sings the Blues

Where a thousand stone-faced social dramas have despaired over the decay of interpersonal relations and marital unity, this is the interpersonal angst of an Ingmar Bergman movie saved by a sitcom ending and a live studio audience.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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All in the Family: Second Season

In the case of All in the Family and Sanford and Son, 'groundbreaking' is not an overstatement.

Stephen Tropiano

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