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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss June's list of the best TV of the year and decade, Dana's take on the best films of the year and decade, and the MTV reality show Jersey Shore.
Lifetime's show Drop Dead Diva.
Burn Noticeon USA.
Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie on Showtime.
CBS's The Big Bang Theory.
Kyra Sedgwick in TNT's The Closer.
The Canadian television series Slings and Arrows.
Michael Kitchen in the British detective drama Foyle's War.
New York magazine's Emily Nussbaum on when exactly TV became brain candy.
Dana's official "best of the decade" list on Slate.
June's favorite movie of the decade: the Spanish film Solas. (Slight disclaimer: It was released in 1999.)
Director Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.
For the back episodes of Jersey Shore, MTV's official site for the reality show.
The SNL's "poof" skit that inspired the title of this week's podcast.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Julia's pick: The Replacements song "Alex Chilton."
Jessica's pick: Netflix's movie streams for your Playstation3.
Dana's pick: The films that didn't make her best in the decade list: the Brad Bird film Ratatouille, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Spike Lee's Inside Man.
Stephen's pick: Sandy Denny singing "Who Knows Where the Times Goes" and just about anything from the band My Morning Jacket.
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Posted on Dec. 23 by Jesse Baker at 11:02 a.m.
Dec. 16, 2009