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As the landscape of the hospital changes, season 12 features a leading team of mostly female department heads.

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Filmed in 2013 and premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “How to Dance in Ohio” gives more than a simple depiction of people with autism.

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“The Flash” and “Arrow” can be helpful tools in understanding when expositional setup works and when it feels like nothing more than table-setting.

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“Supergirl” puts women front and center, not just in the lead but also in several key roles. While its lack of subtlety can be jarring, “Supergirl” has a personable lead in Melissa Benoist (“Whiplash”), in spite of the show’s early struggles.

The term “problematic fave” (sometimes spelled “fav”) feels like it has been ubiquitous for a couple years now, and it seems like everyone is using it in more or less the same way: to describe a person in the public eye who, despite being lovable in some ways (“fave”) also holds or expresses controversial opinions or behaviors — “problematic.”

Great writers drop hints at what everything means, but they leave room for the reader’s independent thought. They acknowledge the gray areas in interpretation, and they let the mystery be.

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For all of the self-awareness and narrative efficiency that “Jane the Virgin” has, though, its real strength lies in that final baptism scene. Playing it straight and taking characters’ feelings seriously has rarely felt so honest.

While the “Vine famous” community may not be the most socially conscious group in the country, their influence could change our technology-obsessed generation for the better.

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In a video titled “America Around the World,” Cut Video illuminates the overwhelming impact that the TV and film industry has on perceptions of American life and culture.

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But over and over, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” proved to be an answer to my feminist prayers.