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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Keanu Reeves Talks Digital Cinema While the 'Detropia' Filmmakers Explore Sex and the Female Athlete

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Breaking Bad," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    From 'L.A. Girls' to 'Bros' to 'Sqirls': Ranking the Internet's 'Girls' Parodies

    "L.A. Girls," a web series that launched earlier this month, is the latest take-off of Lena Dunham's provocative HBO comedy, attempting a California twist on the twentysomething struggles that Hannah and her friends experience on the show.

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Losing Faith in 'True Blood'

    Having just completed its 6th season, "True Blood" seems to be taking a cue from "The Walking Dead," working out a dismal strategy for the near future. You can understand why they might be tempted. AMC's zombie apocalypse melodrama got a huge ratings spike over the past two seasons by dropping a lot...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: A Sundance Award-Winning Doc From Israel and a Look at Tennis' Most Famous Siblings

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Breaking Bad," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Stream Them Now: Five International Series to Check Out, From Gillian Anderson's Belfast Crime Drama to Guy Pearce's Melbourne Mystery

    August is a quiet month for television, so after you've savored "Breaking Bad" on Sundays, why not take a look at one of the imports below? Thanks to the growth of streaming sites, shows from different countries that wouldn't always find a network in the U.S. are now available legally here.

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    Can BitTorrent Be Used as a Platform for Indie Television? One Music Biz Comedy Is Giving It a Try

    Thanks to the internet, television is no longer just the province of networks -- short- and a growing number of long-form digital series now come from everyone from Netflix, with its originals indistinguishable in production value and quality from cable, to individual creators putting together lo-fi...

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    Despite Growing Competition, Is There Still Room For One More Black TV Network?

    While I'm certainly pleased to see growing competition in the black TV network space encourage chiefs of these networks to invest in new, preferably scripted original dramas and comedies, and while I've previously teased about the increase in the number of new black TV networks in recent years, I st...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Next Time, Larry David Should Play the Cop

    The new Larry David comedy "Clear History," a feature-length one-off that he wrote and stars in, settles into an amiable groove early on and is consistently enjoyable. Which is not to say that it breaks any new ground. It's firmly in the reliable comic sub-genre of the know-it-all who is his own wor...

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    Interview: Inside The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Room With Writer/Producer George Mastras

    On Sunday, "Breaking Bad" returned for the first of its final 8 episodes. Anticipation for the premiere was at an all-time high, reviews were ecstatic (read ours here) and ratings were 5 times higher than when the series first debuted back in 2008. To celebrate the final curtain closing on this high...

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    The Good Wives: Isn't It Time to Give a Rest to the Character of the TV Antihero's Disapproving Spouse?

    It's true that as the "golden age" of television has introduced us to a broadening range of complicated, challenging, genuine antiheroes -- your Tony Sopranos, Nucky Thompsons and Walter Whites -- it has also provided another now practically standard quality drama type.

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