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The Basketball Diaries

Another stepping stone in DiCaprio’s rise to superstardom, The Basketball Diaries details the alienation, abuse, and addiction of American punk Jim Carroll’s teenage years.

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Lipstick Jungle

Thank goodness for Lorraine Bracco. Bracco is, as ever, delightful, at once nutty, perverse, and too smart for every show she's in.

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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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The Sopranos

The problem with the Soprano family, as Bobby chided Tony, is that they "always go too far". It's also a primary reason the show is so compelling.

Marisa Carroll
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The Sopranos

As The Sopranos enters its fifth season, it's clear that things will not go well for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.

Oliver Wang
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The Sopranos

While reality hounds might say that this is exactly how banal contemporary mob life is, they might also remember that a stamped certificate of authenticity doesn't inoculate drama against tedium.

Lesley Smith
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