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Is There a Place for Us in 'The Good Place'?

This devilish little comedy may be trying to tell us that our actions can not only make us good people, they can also help us to create a good place for ourselves and those around us.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Three-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition)

A better than average romantic comedy, despite a plot with few surprises, this owes a great deal of its success to Segal and the sincerity he brings to his character.

Jessica Suarez
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Heroes: Season 2

Season 2 of Heroes had a lot to live up to. Some say it didn't quite succeed. This four-disc box set, loaded with extraordinary extra features, puts things right.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Rachel is initially uninterested in Peter's story. It is, after all, the same story, again.

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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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Veronica Mars

An uneven season of Veronica Mars only means that maybe a third of the episodes were terrific, and the rest were merely enjoyable, clever, and stylish.

Jesse Hassenger
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Veronica Mars

The final scenes of Veronica Mars offered no sense of closure. Rather, we were left with the sense we'd been denied a genuinely thrilling fourth season.

Roger Holland
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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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Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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Pulse (2006)

The ghost mirrors Mattie and threatens her: even as she thinks she imagines it, she doesn't.

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Veronica Mars

Even as Veronica observes that 'all appears hunky-dory' now, she's not about to believe such nonsense.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Veronica Mars

With the end of the Lily Kane murder case, Veronica Mars is flirting with that television taboo: changing the status quo.

Jesse Hassenger
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Veronica Mars

You don't want to make Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) angry. Her revenge is swift, public, and humiliating.

Michael Abernethy
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Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

Cynthia Fuchs
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