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'Hart of Dixie' Paints the South with Generic Nostalgia

Hart of Dixie sprinkles topical references about today's South to make you feel like this universe exists, but they land with thuds.

Kate Dries
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Britney Spears Attacks the Paparazzi (Again) in "I Wanna Go"

Britney may not hate the Man, but she definitely hates the paparazzi.

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Glamour, Money and Historical Accuracy in 'The Playboy Club'

A potential exploration into the drama behind the glamour, The Playboy Club cast Amber Heard as the new Bunny in town, Naturi Naughton, who wants to be the first black Playboy centerfold, and Laura Benanti as their Bunny Mother.

Film

All the Rage: Docs About Media Behind the Scenes

The release of the trailer for Showrunners couldn't come at a more perfect time -- right on the heels of the trailer for Page One, about the media desk of The New York Times.

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'Happy Endings' Subverts a Gay Stereotype or Two

Happy Endings essentially proved that anyone can fit into any kind of stereotype, which is pretty forward for a sitcom whose characters play off of archetypes like "the gay male best friend who gets around."

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Eve Ensler's 'I Am an Emotional Creature' Is All About Eve

From genital mutilation in the Congo to anorexia in Beverly Hills, the battleground is always a woman's body. In this case, though, the focus is too much on Eve herself.

Television

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.

Television

Fall 2011-12: It's Pilot Season, People

Pan Am isn’t not the only pilot trying to capitalize in this post-Mad Men world.

Television

'Glee' and 'The Bachelor': Less Talk About Love, Please, and More Action

Glee and The Bachelor need to show a little trust in the relationships they're filming, and lighten up on all the talk.

Television

'Perfect Couples' Tries to Be 'Friends' for the Modern Audience

Perfect Couples, with its sort-of recognizable cast, sets up the conceit that all couples are weird, no matter how you look at them, and no matter how normal they think they are.

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