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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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Titanic: 10th Anniversary Edition

While it's understandable that after raising one of film history's most massive success stories from the depths of potential financial ruin, Cameron might rest on his laurels a bit, you sometimes get the feeling that he has spent a good chunk of his post-Titanic life still thinking about Titanic.

Jesse Hassenger
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Big Love

Big Love generally handles the Henricksons' faith respectfully, but there's no forgetting that they are polygamists.

Jesse Hicks
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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Big Love

Big Love illustrates the ways the cell phone serves as faux 'intimacy'. Everyone voice mails or pages each other, creating bland clips of conversation without contexts.

Bill Gibron
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Thunderbirds (2004)

The only possible reason I can see for this screen version is the marketing opportunities embodied by the Thunderbirds themselves and their 'super-advanced technology' ships and gadgets.

Todd R. Ramlow
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