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Posts from: December 2008

The year in reality TV, 2008

Another 12 months have evaporated. The year started with American Gladiators, trudged along with a dull-ass American Idol season that even its lead judge admitted was boring, and was brought to a close by The Hills‘ fourth-season finale. Along the way, we had everything from a bachelorette giving panties to the bachelor to an overexposed …

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Operation Filmmaker, Cat Dancers, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, and other documentaries now airing

If you’re looking for some intellectual stimulation with your entertainment during this brief time before the onslaught of new shows hits, several networks are airing and re-airing compelling documentaries about real people and their fascinating lives. Tonight, PBS’ Independent Lens debuts Operation Filmmaker (check local listings for PBS), which follows a 25-year-old Iraqi film student, …

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