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Growing Up Is Hard To Do

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'Spaced' and How Edgar Wright Blended Twentysomething Malaise With Genre Mashups

    American fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were left salivating for years until Summer 2008 when they finally got a proper DVD release of their first collaboration, "Spaced," a near-perfect collection of 14 episodes that sowed the seeds of what was to come from the trio on the big scre...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'My So-Called Life' and What Angela Chase's Romance With Jordan Catalano Said About First Love

    It's a rare thing indeed, when a series being canceled provides it with the ideal possible ending. "My So-Called Life," despite low ratings due to being in a doomed time slot, could still possibly have returned for a second season had the cast (principally lead Claire Danes) and creative talent not ...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'The Brady Bunch' and How Greg Brady Taught Himself a Lesson About 'Exact Words'

    Few people would characterize "The Brady Bunch" as a complex portrayal of adolescence. The episodes adhered to a standard family sitcom formula: the kids engaged in a bit of mischief, believed they control the situation and have fooled their parents, only later to learn from the experience.

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'Freaks and Geeks' and the Moment Lindsay Weir Realized She'd Outgrown the Mathletes

    In the late '90s there was no shortage of television teenagers grappling with identity. On the multi-year mentorships of "Boy Meets World" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," that meant learning how to be a responsible grown-up, how to prioritize and sacrifice and do the right thing.

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'The O.C.' and How Ryan Atwood Learned to Let Himself Be Taken Care Of

    "Welcome to the O.C., bitch!" The five-word declaration is one that shall forever live in pop culture infamy since it hit the airwaves a decade ago in the pilot episode of "The O.C.," the first series by showrunner wunderkind Josh Schwartz (who'd go on to co-create "Chuck" and "Gossip Girl").

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