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The One About the One About 'Friends'

Kelsey Miller's I'll Be There for You, on the production and cultural legacy of Friends, is a must-read for fans and anyone interested in understanding TV culture over the past 20 years.

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'Friends with Benefits' Plays Against Type and Fails

Just as we become comfortable with the new friendship, and their sexual arrangement, like most friends with benefits relationships it begins to slowly unravel and reveal itself as the clichéd romantic comedy it advertises that it isn't.

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The Top 5 Mysteries of 'American Horror Story'

In a new series already packed to the max with confounding conundrums, these are the top tricks in need of treats sooner rather than later.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.

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Why Your Facebook Friends Don't 'Like' You

Is your social network giving you the cold shoulder? There may be a reason you're turning off your online friends.

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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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The Right Words at the Right Time by Marlo Thomas and Friends

Hollywood Babylon breeds with the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series in this book.

N. A. Hayes

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